Table 5

 Features of patient questionnaires in clinical research versus clinical care

Clinical researchClinical care
Complete, longPatient friendly, completed in 5–10 minutes
Take time for office routineSaves time for health professionals
Results unknown to clinicianScan “eyeball” results in 5–10 seconds
Scoring too complex in clinicScore results in 15–30 seconds
Results not interpreted to add to clinical decisionsResults compared to previous scores to assess trends
Send to data centreDocument in medical record, flowsheet