Manage Sessions

Managing a Session
  1. Select "Manage Session" from the left-hand menu.

  2. Select the session you wish to manage.

    • From here you can add Parent Groups and Child Groups.  Child Groups are always control/intervention, and ​Parent Groups will depend on your study design

 

Note: For tips on designing your study using Parent and Child Groups, see "Designing Your Study"

Click "Edit" for the Child Group to determine which Survey, Intervention, and Summary sections participants in that Child Group will receive 

Note: Surveys and Interventions will appear to the participant in the order in which they are selected from the box on the left.

 

You must create a "New Plan" for each frequency of text messages you plan on sending.  You can add individual text messages under each plan

Managing SMS Interventions
Creating a New Plan
  1. Select "Manage SMS" from the "Session" submenu on the left.

  2. Click "Add New Plan" and enter the plan name

  3. Enter an end date for the text messages.

  4. Check the box for "Send test SMS immediately after session is completed"

  5. Enter content for the test message

  6. Select the frequency for this particular plan.

  7. Click "Add"

Add a New Text Message
  1. Click "Add New Text Message" within the plan.

  2. Enter the message name and the text content.

    • You can use "What you told us" and "Tailored Feedback" within the message​

Tailored Feedback allows you to customize messages based on a combination of variables

Tailored Feedback
 
  1. Click "Edit" for the text message you wish to add feedback to

  2. Click the link for "Tailored Feedback"

  3. In the "Formula" box, enter the variables you wish to use, connected with a "+" sign, and click "Add New Tailored Feedback"

  4. In the "point" column, enter the possible points that would result from the formula.

  5. In the "Feedback" column, enter the feedback that would correspond to the points.

For example, the variable ASSTL_1a 1 signifies whether or not the participant smokes: 1=yes, 0=no.

The variable for gender could be: 100=male, 200=female.

In the formula ASSTL_1a 1+gender, 100 in the point column would correspond to a male participant, that does not smoke.  201 would correspond to a female that does smoke, and so on.