I’m new to kobotool. I’m trying to get responders to grade the severity of 7 symptoms by selecting one of 4 options - none, mild, moderate, severe. The selection returns a numerical value of 0, 1, 2 and 3, respectively. The maximum total severity score is 21 maximum (3 x 7). However, the total severity score is only valid when at least 5 questions have been answered. The preview shows the total score increasing with each question answered but I want it to show only after 5 querstions have been answered. I tried using skip logic but it works if any or all 7 questions are answered. Is there a way to prevent the total severity score from showing until the responder has answered at least 5 of the 7 questions. I’ll be very grateful to anyone who can help.
You can add a calculate line after each question (calc1, calc2 etc), with an if statement:
Then after all the questions, add another calculate line with
calc_total = calc1+calc2+calc3+calc4+calc5+calc6+calc7
and use a relevant column in your total severity score
calc_total >= 5
I think in the if expressions there should be no space. So, ‘’ or “”" would make it working. As far as I know those empty values are represented as empty, not as a blank.
Could you send us part of your form here, please, for better support.
Also your skip should work, if you integrate the empty value option, for example with coalesce(…).
Yes, in my code there is no blank space between the quotes. It seems like that because it’s a monospace font.
If you upload your existing from I can try to add the constraints.
I may be doing something wrong because the severity score does not show after I add calc_total >=5 in the relevant column, even after I answer all 7 questions.
Thanks for the offer but I couldn’t upload my form because I’m a new user. This is what I did and hope it was correct - I added calc1+calc2+calc3+calc4+calc5+calc6+calc7 without the $ and curly brackets in the final calculation line. I’ll work on the form another time, Thank you all for your help.
For testing/development, you may temporarily set the calculations to integer type. So you can test/SEE how it works. Also, you could add an integer (or text type) with a copy of your relevant clause in calculate column there to SEE what happens for different combinations.
@Kal_Lam may allow upload for you as new user, please.
Thank you. This is the file.
I’m new to kobotoolbox so I’m likely to need mor help.
Have a good week.
Severity_scale_V2.xlsx (11.4 KB)
You could do the same as outlined in the image below:
In the survey tab of your xlsform:
In the choices tab of your xlsorm:
Data entry screen as seen in Enketo: (when the conditions are not met)
Data entry screen as seen in Enketo: (when the conditions are met)
Severity_scale_V2.xlsx (12.6 KB)
Many thanks Kal