A guide to questionnaires available from FORWARD
FORWARD offers questionnaires without charge, for your clinical practice or for research. You can choose which questionnaire you need. These forms can be utilized as the basis of a mailed or faxback report to you or we can set up a secure site for you to be able to download data or pdfs to your electronic medical record system.
FORWARD offers several general types of questionnaires. Modification of the questionnaires to include or exclude items is possible. When used in the clinic, these questionnaires are not meant to be sufficient in and of themselves. Usually clinicians collect physical examination, laboratory and treatment data separately, although it is possible to collect them with FORWARD forms, too.
Most questionnaires are also available in Spanish and International English.
Need help with the questionnaire options available? Contact FORWARD for more information.
Data entry methods for FORWARD questionnaires
PAPER QUESTIONNAIRE: The easiest option for use in the clinic. After completion of forms by patients, they can be scored by the physician or physician’s staff and/or mailed to FORWARD in postage paid envelopes, or faxed to FORWARD for automatic scoring. The data is then reported back to the physician within minutes in a longitudinal flow sheet format that incorporates all of the patient’s previous data. Click here to see faxback report.
Questionnaires can also be scored by rheumatologists themselves for immediate use in the clinic. If forwarded to FORWARD, data will be entered into a longitudinal data bank for use by the rheumatologist.
DIRECT INTERNET ENTRY: All questionnaires are available through the web for easy data entry.
OFF-LINE ELECTRONIC ENTRY: All questionnaires are available as programmed PDF forms.
Please note: All of these forms are HIPAA compliant and have been approved by IRBs.