Summary Report Overview
The interactive Summary Report is one of the most powerful areas of the application, so we definitely recommend reviewing this information before taking it out for a spin.
When you first open the Summary Report view, you will see a number of cells begin to populate the table that dominates most of the screen. Each cell represents a Tracker that was included in one or more of the Diary Entries included in this report.
On the right side of each cell, you’ll see an activity indicator which shows the processing status for the aggregation and analysis of the Tracker Data. Once the processing is completed, the activity indicator will turn into a printer icon which indicates whether or not the information for that Tracker item should be included in the report output. You can toggle this setting by tapping directly on the printer icon.
Report Specs Table
At the top of the table, you’ll see a row labeled “Report Specs”. Tapping this item will display the Report Specs table that gives you information about the report and report data. The following screenshot is a sample of the Report Specs detail item.
You can see that the Report Spec lists the name of the Diary and the patient name that matches the data being presented. You can also see statistical information about the report itself. At the bottom, you’ll see an item labeled “Staleness Factor” and a percentage on the right. This is an indicator which let’s you know if the report is reflecting the most up to date data in your Diary.
Because generating these reports is time intensive, the data from the reports is cached internally so that you can view previously generated reports without having to reprocess all of the data again. But, if you’ve made a number of entries since that data was processed, the old data may not be fresh – hence the staleness factor.
If you want to reprocess the report data, simply tap the Refresh button at the top right of the screen. This will remove the cached data and will reprocess the entire report with the most up to date Diary data.
Viewing Summary Graphs
This is an interactive report display which means you can move around and view the data that you’re most interested in. Select the Tracker you wish to view, and tap the cell containing its title. For example, to view the graphs related to Pain Intensity, you would tap that row and you should see something that looks similar to the following screen.
This is the Pain Intensity Tracker detail, and in particular, the Pain Level vs. Time plot generated from the Diary Entry data. If you notice the page indicator dots at the lower edge of the cell, you’ll see that this is just the first of six graphs generated for this Tracker item. You can scroll through the various graphs by swiping to the left or right in the cell. Each Tracker will have its own suite of graphs that suit its type of data being analyzed.
Now, let’s take a look at the toolbar along the top of the screen. The first button is the View Report button. Tapping this button will give the option to generate a PDF or HTML version of the report data. This report can then be printed, e-mailed, etc. With the Summary Report, you also have the option to output the raw data used in creating the various graphs in the report. This data will be exported as a single zipped file containing a CSV data file for each graph in the report.
These buttons are used to expand or contract the Tracker detail items shown in the report. You can also open/close the Tracker items individually by tapping on the Tracker’s title bar.
The backward and forward buttons allow you to step the timeframe of the report forward or backward to create comparative report versions. For example, if you have generated a report of the last 30 days, you may wish to create a report of the previous 30 day period as well to see if things have gotten better or worse with your condition. Each “step” you take generates an entirely new report which is a data intensive process, so it can take some time to process. You can tell which “step” you are on by looking at the Report Title shown in the navigation bar. The most current step is labeled as “0x”, with the next earlier step labeled as “1x” and so on.