Viewing Your SAQ, KCCQ, or PAQ Data

Details about how we display and interpret your data.

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For logged-in subscribers, we provide on your “My Outcomes” page a quick summary of the most recent trends for each of the instruments that you’re using. (Remember that you get to the “My Outcomes” page via the “My Outcomes” menu item you in the menu bar on every page.)

This summary shows which of the scales for the instrument are improved, stable, or worsened in your last study compared to the prior one:

Obviously, if your scores are better, that is good. If your scores are stable, this may be good — if you’re stable-and-good — but this may not be all that great — if you’re stable-and-still-not-doing-well. If your scores are deteriorating, that isn’t good — but how bad things are will depend on how big the change is and how low you’ve gone.

To see that level of detail, you need to click the “See Detailed Trend Graphs” link. This will take you to a set of line graphs that show each of your scales over time — including up to the past twelve studies, which for most people will cover a year if they do one study each month. Here is the meat of this page:

Note the list of the prior studies listed by Date on the left. On the right, note the first couple of SAQ scale trends. If there is a significant trend — either positive or negative — we report that clearly by the name of the scale along with the size of the change.

If you’re interested in diving more deeply into the detail of a single study, click its date and you’ll see a page that graphs out all the scales together:

Here you can see how all the scales line up against each other. This level of detail is interesting, but the far more important thing for you to focus on is how you’re doing over time, not what any single study shows.

Created: February 10, 2009 15:11; Last updated: February 10, 2009 15:11