The interview uses a framework of numbered sections, subsections and questions.
Questions are worded and ordered to create a conversation.
Patient and carer names are inserted dynamically in the question text, adding to the conversational feel.
The Interview Explorers make it easy to depart from the given question order, or to skip questions and sections, when you choose.
Double-click a question number to add a "marginal note" in a linked Microsoft Word document; notes are later integrated with the reports.
Questions are disabled when your responses to other questions show them to be inapplicable.
Question status is reflected graphically on the interview forms:
|question status||graphical indication||example question|
|answered||question number in green||7.5.11|
|to do||question number in red||7.5.14|
|disabled (not applicable)||text and answer control greyed||7.5.16|
|bookmarked||yellow frame around question number||7.5.15|
A right-click on a question number in the interview opens this context menu:
Marks the question so that it appears in the interview with a yellow border and in the explorer views with a 'folded corner' icon.
Opens the help system, showing guidance on how to answer the question.
Reverts the question to the unanswered state.
A graphical representation of the structure of the entire interview.
Move directly to any chosen question in the interview.
Get immediate visual feedback on the progress of the interview.
Identify and move directly to questions you have chosen to mark.
Find questions containing a specified word or phrase.
The Route Explorer has all the features of the Interview Explorer, but displays just the selection of questions which lie on the chosen interview route.
A route is a set of questions drawn from many parts of the interview which it might be helpful to ask or review sequentially.
Only route questions, and the section and subsection folders which contain them, appear in the Route Explorer.
The red and green colours of section and subsection folders reflect the status of the route questions alone.
There is a route through the minimum group of questions needed for a report on autistic spectrum conditions.
There are routes through the questions which can often be pre-entered using returns from parents and schools.