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Adding radio, select box, or button question types to Qnaires
Adding radio, select box, or button question types to Qnaires
Updated over a week ago

With radio, select box, and button question types, patients can select only one option from a list of alternatives.

Radio question response options are shown at the same time.

Select box question response options are presented in a list. This is mainly used when there are many response options and you don't want the question and options to take up the entire page.

Button type question response options are presented as buttons. These question types are perfect for yes/no questions. You can also add images or icons to the button's text.

๐Ÿ“Œ Note: You can use the three question types to score responses in Qnaires. See Configuring custom scores in Qnaires.


1. From the main menu, click Qnaires.

2. Start a new Qnaire or select an existing one. See Creating and modifying Qnaires.

3. Click the Questions tab and in the top-left corner, click New Question.

๐Ÿ“ŒNote: At the bottom of your Qnaire, you can also click +New Question.

A New Content box with the possible question types appears.

4. Under Choose Type, click Radio, Select box, or Button.

A New Question box appears.

5. Click the New Question field. The field expands.
๐Ÿ“Œ Note: To edit a question, click the question you want to edit and the field expands.

6. Complete the applicable sections using the below table:



Enter Question

Type a question.

Question subtext (Optional)

Type any additional information related to the question.

This appears under the question.

Question Label (Optional)

To change the way the question appears (shortened) in the Qnaire responses, type the label.

For example:

Question: What are some of your symptoms?
Question label: Symptoms.

The question appears on the answer sheet in the patient's chart as Symptoms.

Choice Type

The question type you selected above in step 2 is selected by default.

To change it, select a different question type.

Extra - No Color Coding


Extra - Not Related to Total Score.

Select if you are using scoring in your Qnaire and you want to exclude the specific question score from the total score.


Select Yes to make the question optional to complete or No to make it mandatory.

Qnaire Variable Name and Exportable Name (Optional)

This is used for exporting purposes (simple exports / data slices).

Type a name or code you want to see when exporting data.

Natural Language Conversion (Optional)

You can convert a patient's response into a sentence that appears in an encounter note under the History section.

Update Patient Data

Select the checkbox if you want the patient's responses to update data in their chart. Refer to Linking Qnaire responses to patient data for more information.

๐Ÿ“Œ Note: You can modify the patient data by clicking Edit.

7. Click Close Question in the bottom-right corner.

๐Ÿ“Œ Note: By default there are four empty New Option fields under the question. If you don't need a new option field, hover over it and in the right corner click X to delete, then click Okay to confirm.

8. To configure a response option click the New Option field, or +New Choice to add another one.

The field expands.

9. Complete the applicable fields. For more information, see Adding response options to your Qnaire questions.

๐Ÿ“Œ Note: You can create follow-up questions in response to a patient's answer. See Creating follow-up questions to patient responses.

10. Click Close Choice to continue creating or editing the Qnaire.


  • To move the question to a different position in the Qnaire, in the left side panel, click and drag the question to the suitable position.

  • To delete the question, in the top-right corner click X.

  • To duplicate a question click the copy icon at the bottom-right corner of the question.

11. To add more questions, click +New Question.

12. To publish the Qnaire, click Next Step. See Publishing your Qnaires.

๐Ÿ“Œ Note: If you edited an existing Qnaire and you are done, close the Qnaire builder window. The Qnaire builder automatically saves your changes.

Updated March 14, 2023

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