Configure your slider question

Get to know how to personalize your slider question

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Written by Sanne Willekens
Updated over a week ago

The slider question, also known as the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), comes with numerous configuration options. In this article, we explain you what each component of the question setting does.

Min / Max value and label

Here you define the range of your slider. For example, should the patient answer on a scale of 0 (Min value) to 10 (Max value) or 0 - 20

The label helps you to give your min and max value a meaning. Does 1 mean bad or good? You can specify this in the text boxes. If you keep them empty, there will be no description shown on your scale.

Step value

The step value indicates how big the jumps in your scale are. Let's say you have a scale from 0-10, and you set the step value at 1, then the patient can choose the values 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 along this scale. If you chose a step value of 2, then the patient can choose the values 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10

Show min and max values

This toggle allows you to display or not display the Min / Max value you have defined.

Slider value tooltip visible

When a patient answers the slider, he can see the answer value in a tooltip by hovering over the big blue dot on the slider. If you toggle this feature on, the tooltip will always be visible.

Display tick marks

Here you can indicate if you want each value on the scale to represent a tick mark or not, to more easily guide a user when setting a value.

Answer is required

A tooltip is shown to the user explaining the need to touch the slider in order to select an answer value.

When the answer is required, a user needs to touch the slider and set the right value before being able to proceed to the next question or submit the form.

When the answer is optional, a user can submit the form without touching the slider and as a result no value will be recorded to this question (value: "undefined").

In general, we recommend you play around with these settings and use the form preview to see how the changes affect your form. You can go to the form preview at the top of your form builder screen.

Read more on the other questions types we offer and how to preview the full care flow.

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