The slider question asks patients to rate a statement or answer a question on a scale by dragging an interactive slider. The scale is usually numerical but you can choose to use numbers, symbols, letters, or words.

You can show the values (choice options) of the scale or hide it.

Words, sentences or numbers can be added on either side of the slider as a point of reference. In the below example, 0/5 (No Pain) or 5/5 (Extremely painful).


1. From the Questions page within a new or existing Qnaire, click +New Question. See Creating Qnaires for information on how to navigate to the Questions page.

A New Content box with all the possible question types appears.

2. Under Choose Type, Click Slider.

A New Question box appears.

3. Click the the New Question field. The field expands.

๐Ÿ“Œ Note: To edit a question, click the question that you want to edit and the field expands.

4. 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 choice type you selected above in step 2 is selected by default.

To change the type of question, select a different choice 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.


To add a reference point in the slider question, type the description of the lowest score in the Prefix field and the highest score in the Suffix field.

Selected Choice Text

Select Show if you want the patient to see the configured choice options above the slider.

Select Hide if you do not want the patient to see the configured choice options above the slider.

Qnaire Variable Name and Exportable Name (Optional)

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

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

Natural Language Conversion (Optional)

Allows you to convert a patient's response into a sentence that appears in an encounter note under the History section.

See Setting up natural language.

Update Patient Data

Select, if you want to update patient data in the patient chart. See Linking Qnaire responses to patient data for more information.

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

5. 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 do not need a new option field, hover over it and in the right corner click X to delete, and Okay to confirm.

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

The field expands.

7. Complete the applicable fields. For more information, see Adding choice 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.

8. Click Close Choice, to continue adding choices, creating, or editing the Qnaire.

Created June 1, 2022

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