[EpiData-list] Re: EpiData-list Digest, Vol 53, Issue 4

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Fri Mar 7 12:16:31 CST 2008


I built some data entry files for entering the questionnaires of my
research. There are 2 dilemmas I don't how to solve and which I cannot
find in the help menu.
1. Is it possible to see the labels (like 0 = no; 1 = yes) while
entering data? How?
--> I usually write the labels below the question.



2. Some students will help me entering data on different computers (so I
copied the datafiles and put it on those computers). Is it possible to
copy records so I can put them in the end all together in the original
datafile on my computer? If yes, how?
--> you can do it using merge option?



Good luck!
ziad







I hope some-one can answer my two questions

Floor van Santvoort




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>  Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 10:38:02 -0800
>  From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
>  Subject: [EpiData-list] Re: EpiData-list Digest, Vol 53, Issue 3
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>  Dear Pedro,
>  Thank you for your kind reply.
>
>  I plan to review medical records using paper form.
>  Expecting to have 1 observation at baseline to be entered in baseline
>  file and 6-24 observations for time of follow-up, will be entered in
>  follow-up file.
>  Then data will be entered twice and compared (around 600 patients in total).
>
>  I am trying to find an alternative way to collect data using papers.
>  Palm would be solution but more expensive etc..
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>  Thank you in advance and best regards
>  ziad
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>  >    1. Re: EpiData-list Digest, Vol 53,  Issue 2 - Review Medical
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>  >    2. Re: CHK file with calculations does not work as it        did in
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>  >  Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 09:13:47 -0300
>  >  From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
>  >  Subject: [EpiData-list] Re: EpiData-list Digest, Vol 53,        Issue 2 -
>  >         Review Medical records
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>  >  Dear Ziad,
>  >
>  >   Your question is rather non specific, but I ve been through a similar
>  >  experience with some bad memories.
>  >
>  >  Review medical records is not an easy task. First of all, the type of study
>  >  > (for exemple a suvival analysis) is of extremem importance on how the data
>  >  > should be organized. Then you must decide what information should be
>  >  > extracted from the records. Going back to the records a second or third time
>  >  > is really frustrating and time consuming. In general for ARV, to register
>  >  > all the ARV combinations, with the start dates and end dates, all CD4 cell
>  >  > counts and Viral loads with their respective dates, all diagnosis of
>  >  > oportunistic infections and their respective dates of diagnosis. Also, you
>  >  > shlould consider making a separate data entry for each one of this data or
>  >  > all of them in the same data entry, if you have someone experience in this
>  >  > tipe of data analyis, the separate way will make easier to extract and type.
>  >  > To use the AUTOSEARCH LIST command in the check file will be of help. Also
>  >  > dont forget a field if the ARV is HAART or not and an outcome such as death
>  >  > and/or hospitalization and of course its date.
>  >  >
>  >
>  >   Good Luck,
>  >  Pedro Brasil
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>  >  > Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 10:16:56 -0800
>  >  > From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
>  >  > Subject: [EpiData-list] Using EpiData to review medical records
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>  >  > Dear EpiDataLister,
>  >  > It is semi-technical question. I intend to review medical records
>  >  > retrospectively for patients on ARVs. It seems to be involving lot of
>  >  > papers to review their history to be able to enter them into EpiData.
>  >  > Meant to check if someone had similar experience to share how did you
>  >  > sort it out?
>  >  >
>  >  > Thank you in advance and best regards
>  >  > ziad
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>  >  Message: 2
>  >  Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 22:28:28 -0400
>  >  From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
>  >  Subject: [EpiData-list] Re: CHK file with calculations does not work
>  >         as it   did in EpiInfo
>  >  To: <epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca>
>  >  Message-ID: <200835222828.983160 at IW2575>
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>  >  Thanks Hans, I don't know what happened. This is what was pasted except that I exchanged the double quotes for single quotes in case that is why text got truncated.
>  >
>  >   IF N9SUICIDE = 3 or (N9SUICIDE = 2 AND TOTAL >= 16) or TOTAL > 42
>  >    THEN
>  >     ATRISK='Y'
>  >    ELSE
>  >     ATRISK='N'
>  >   ENDIF
>  >  END
>  >
>  >  John LeBlanc
>  >  -----------------------------------------
>  >  Message: 2
>  >  Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 20:10:27 +0100
>  >  From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
>  >  Subject: Re: [EpiData-list] CHK file with calculations does not work
>  >         as it        did        in EpiInfo
>  >  To: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
>  >  Message-ID: <47CD9EA3.5000402 at tbrieder.org>
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>  >
>  >  Unless, something go lost, there is surely something missing here:
>  >
>  >   IF N9SUICIDE = or (N9SUICIDE = 2 AND TOTAL >= 16) or TOTAL > 42
>  >
>  >
>  >  Hans
>  >
>  >
>  >  John LeBlanc
>  >
>  >
>  >  On Tue, 4 Mar 2008 12:50:55 -0400, John LeBlanc wrote:
>  >  Hi,
>  >
>  >  I wonder if someone can spot the syntax problem in this CHK file for the Beck Depression inventory. I've struggled for hours to get it to work the way it did under Epi Info. Basically, there are three conditions in an IF statement. I've tried with the two simple conditions alone and the script works (condition at the beginning & at the end). Combining conditions always gives the 'atrisk' calculated variable the answer "N". Is there a limitation or syntax difference in Epidata??
>  >
>  >  Here's the syntax. thanks for the help.
>  >
>  >  BEFORE FILE
>  >   DEFINE TOTALPG1 ## GLOBAL
>  >   DEFINE TOTALPG2 ## GLOBAL
>  >   DEFINE varID ####
>  >  END
>  >
>  >  AFTER RECORD
>  >   TOTALPG1=N1SAD+N2DISCOURA+N3FAILURE+N4SATISFAC+N5GUILT+N6PUNISHED+N7DISAPPOI+N8SELFCRIT+N9SUICIDE+N10CRY+N11IRRITAT
>  >   TOTALPG2=N12INTPPL+N13DECISIO+N14LOOKWOR+N15CANWORK+N16SLEEP+N17TIRED+N18APPETIT+N19WEIGHT+N20WORRYHL+N21INTSEX
>  >   TOTAL=TOTALPG1 + TOTALPG2
>  >   IF N9SUICIDE = 3 or (N9SUICIDE = 2 AND TOTAL >= 16) or TOTAL > 42
>  >    THEN
>  >     ATRISK="Y"
>  >    ELSE
>  >     ATRISK="N"
>  >   ENDIF
>  >  END
>  >
>  >  idnum
>  >   MUSTENTER
>  >   REPEAT
>  >   AFTER ENTRY
>  >     VarID=IDNUM
>  >   END
>  >  END
>  >
>  >  total
>  >   NOENTER
>  >  END
>  >
>  >  atrisk
>  >   NOENTER
>  >  END
>  >
>  >  n1sad
>  >   RANGE 0 3
>  >  END
>  >
>  >  etc. for the other variables
>  >
>  >
>  >  John LeBlanc
>  >  __________________________________________________________
>  >
>  >  John C. LeBlanc, MD, MSc, FRCPC
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>  Message: 2
>  Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 13:06:35 +0100
>  From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
>  Subject: [EpiData-list] 2 questions (showing labels while entering
>         data/copy       records)
>  To: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
>  Message-ID: <47D12FCB.8050109 at psych.ru.nl>
>  Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
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>  Hello,
>
>  I built some data entry files for entering the questionnaires of my
>  research. There are 2 dilemmas I don't how to solve and which I cannot
>  find in the help menu.
>  1. Is it possible to see the labels (like 0 = no; 1 = yes) while
>  entering data? How?
>  2. Some students will help me entering data on different computers (so I
>  copied the datafiles and put it on those computers). Is it possible to
>  copy records so I can put them in the end all together in the original
>  datafile on my computer? If yes, how?
>
>  I hope some-one can answer my two questions
>
>  Floor van Santvoort
>
>
>
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