5. Using the client¶
The icon at the top right of the menus displays the lock status. Touch the icon to change the lock status. When operating in Clinician Mode, the icon can appear as:
Locked. When CamCOPS has a patient selected, and is locked, you can give it to the patient, and the patient won’t be able to see details from any other patients. If no patient is selected, and CamCOPS is locked, no tasks or patients are visible except anonymous tasks (see below).
When operating in Single User Mode, locking the app will require the patient to enter their CAMCOPS APP PASSWORD before they can continue using it.
When viewing a menu, near the top of the screen, you’ll always see the current patient’s details or a message saying No patient selected.
Touchto choose (or add, or edit) a patient. At the screen:
Touch a patient row to select/deselect that patient.
The currently selected patient, if any, will be shown in blue.
When a patient is selected, you can also:
In the list of patients:
When editing a patient:
From the main menu, you can go to the. This shows all tasks on the tablet for the current patient. You can also browse the menu to find specific tasks. If you have trouble finding one, try .
At any task menu, task summaries are displayed.
Choosefor a page of background information about the task.
Chooseto view the task’s status within CamCOPS, such as whether your server is offering a fully functional copy or a skeleton task (according to institutional permissions).
Touch a task row to select/deselect a task. (The currently selected task, if any, will be shown with a coloured background.)
When a task is selected:
Some tasks are anonymous; they are not associated with any patient. (An example is the anonymous GMC patient satisfaction questionnaire.)
You may want to experiment with the non-anonymous tasks. A suggested way is to define a fake patient with an invalid ID number, or perhaps a few such patients of different sexes. For example, you could tell everyone in your institution that FAKEPATIENT, JANE (mystudyid# 99999, female) and FAKEPATIENT, JOHN (mystudyid# 99998, male) are your test patients. Everyone can then feel free to play with those identities, but not to create others. However, you may be prohibited from doing this in a clinical environment, in which case you could set up a second training group in your database. (The disadvantage of that is the need for users, or their administrator, to select the proper group after training.)
Some tasks use an custom user interface, but many use a standard questionnaire style with one or more pages.
The page colour tells you whom the page is primarily for:
white for patients;
pale yellow for clinicians;
a pale yellow header with a white page where the clinician needs to show the patient the page and then mark the responses;
lavender for configuration menus;
… and grey for the CamCOPS main menus.
When entering information, make the yellow disappear. Information is required if you see things in yellow, like this: Enter some text. You will not be able to move on to the next page while required information is missing.
Aborting discards your changes when editing configuration information, but does not discard changes made to tasks. All changes made to task information are immediate and persistent.
Some widgets have special properties:
Some widgets can’t display the lack of a value well (e.g. date/time pickers; sliders). They show the symbol when information is missing but mandatory. If appears, you need to set a value, even if it looks like one is already set! Widgets may show when information is missing but optional. Occasionally, widgets may offer the delete button to wipe their contents.
For countdowns, touch the, , and buttons as required. If your device’s volume is turned up, the device will go bong when the countdown elapses.
For diagnostic codes, you can browse the tree (and touch ‘leaves’ and sometimes branches to select a diagnosis), or press to switch to a search view, where you can type in a fragment of a diagnosis or its code. Press to return to the tree view.
See the Demonstration questionnaire on themenu for a tutorial.
When viewing a read-only facsimile of a questionnaire-style task:
Choosefrom the main menu.
In Single User Mode uploading should happen automatically when you complete or abort a task. If there was a problem with the automatic upload (e.g. due to no internet connection) the app will reattempt the upload when you return to the main menu from another screen, provided 10 minutes has elapsed since the last attempt. You can also use this option to reattempt the upload manually.
The rest of this section applies to Clinician Mode.
It will only work if:
You have chosen the server in.
You have set your username (and, optionally, password) in.
The tablet has previously been registered with the server ().
There are three upload methods:
COPY. This copies unfinished patients to the server. It moves finished patients (that is, the data for finished patients is copied to the server, then deleted from the tablet), and finished anonymous tasks.
MOVE. This moves all patients and their data. (If some patients do not meet the server’s finalizing criteria, as above, then you can’t MOVE until you fix this.)
MOVE, KEEPING PATIENTS. This moves all patients’ data, and erases all task data from the tablet, but it keeps the basic patient details, so you can add more tasks for these patients later.
Please MOVE whenever possible; this reduces the amount of patient-identifiable information stored on this device.
You should see a message of success when the upload is complete.
Use any web browser (on a computer or tablet) to browse to your CamCOPS server. See the web interface instructions for more detail.
Themenu includes, amongst other things:
links to this documentation;
a demonstration task, to try out all the user interface elements;
the CamCOPS app version number.
Single User Mode is designed for a patient using the app at home on their own tablet. It is used in conjunction with task schedules.
When you start the app for the first time, you will be prompted to enter the web address of the CamCOPS server and the unique access key for your patient. These should have been given to you by the clinician or researcher associated with the study you are participating in.
On the main menu you will see a list of tasks that you need to complete and the date by which you need to complete them. You can start a task by selecting it from the list. When you complete or abort a task and your tablet is connected to the internet, the app will upload your responses automatically to the server. The app then marks the task as completed. If you have completed all due tasks and there are tasks scheduled for future dates, the app will display the date when the next task will be available.
If the app could not upload the tasks to the server, you can tell the app to try again. Choosefrom the main menu.
You can select a number of other, less frequently used options by selecting:
will fetch any updates to your task schedules from the server.
will allow you to re-run the patient registration process. WARNING: any records not yet uploaded to the server will be lost.
Note that anonymous tasks are not associated with a patient when uploaded to the server. If the database on the app is deleted and you re-register, we have no way of knowing if the anonymous task has been completed or not so it will always appear as incomplete.
There are a couple of other options from. These are intended to aid debugging so you should not need to use these in normal operation.