Forms and sections

A visit contains forms. Each form is used to collect data on a subject. We recommend forms are kept relatively short, since in Red Pill the whole form must be entered and saved in one go (although drafts are saved to allow partial entry). It may help users performing data entry to split long forms in your paper CRF into several forms in the eCRF.

Add a form

Add a form by navigating to the visit and using the Add a form to this visit link. The Label field is displayed in the Red Pill interface and the Name field is used to name the underlying database table. Because of this, names must be alphanumeric, start with a letter, and have a maximum length of 32 characters. The name is used when downloading data from Red Pill. The Description field is displayed under the form label when viewing or editing the form in Red Pill.

Adding a baseline form

Adding a form to the baseline visit

The Repeatable option should be selected only if you expect to enter multiple forms for the same subject, such as when recording adverse events or other events that may happen multiple times.

Repeat entry forms

A repeating form in Red Pill - the serious adverse event form

The Subject entered form option indicates that the subject will be expected to complete the form themselves online using Red Pill’s Subject entered forms feature. Talk to Sealed Envelope before selecting this option.

Add a section

To add fields to a form you must first add a section. Sections are used to group fields visually on a form. A section can be repeatable to allow a set of questions to be recorded multiple times. This is useful for recording all concomitant medications on one form for instance. Repeating sections are denoted with a circular arrow icon.

Adding a repeating section

A repeating section for hospital admissions

A form with subforms

Repeating section in Red Pill

Sections can also be used to present multiple questions in a grid with Likert scale responses. Every field within a Likert scale section must be a category field with the same categories.

A Likert scale section

Likert scale section in Red Pill

Once you’ve added a section, you are ready to start adding your fields.

Page updated 6 Mar 2020