With DADOS, they’re able to maintain a number of questionnaires, create forms, and offer questionnaires through a web portal that supports multiple ways to be administered. DADOS can be administered within UHN using tablets and outside of UHN by sending a link via email using DADOS Connect. On the administrative end, the DADOS interface allows for data entry – data that is extracted from patient records – and entered manually.
Recently, Organ Transplant engaged the DADOS team about using computer adaptive testing (CAT) to administer certain questionnaires and specifically several Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) item banks. Using PROMIS® CATs substantially reduces questionnaire burden (on average, asking from four to six questions for every domain is sufficient, done within ~ 1 minute) while maintaining or increasing measurement precision. The DADOS team was able to integrate the two systems for the team and they’ve been using it since.