Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2011
A Web-based Survey Software Framework for Rapid Survey Deployment and Results Analysis for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Scientific Informal (Poster) Presentations
Presented on December 1, 2011
Presented as part of LL-INS-TH: Informatics
Rasika Rajapakshe PhD, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
Steve McAvoy BSC, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Christabelle Bitgood BSC, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Elena Ostroumov PhD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
We have developed a software framework that can successfully store and retrieve respondent data for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment research survey.
A software framework from which future researchers may easily deploy surveys online, analyze results in real time, and export their data in open formats for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment (BCRA) was needed to estimate the Breast Cancer Risk distribution in the province of British Columbia.
A sample of surveys were analysed and broken down into their common elements. Most BCRA survey questions require a respondent to select one or multiple answers from a list of pre-defined choices. These types of questions are easily generalized into a simple, yet flexible, database schema and easily reproduced online using HTML, a multi-user relational database, an HTTP server, and the PHP programming language.
The framework has been successfully implemented within the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Project (http://www.breastcancerrisk.ca) which has been collecting data from respondents on a daily basis since September of 2009. The framework has recorded over 160,000 responses to various questions from more than 3,200 unique respondents. Using the API, data has been successfully exported to Microsoft Excel and other third party analysis software.
A Web-based Survey Software Framework for Rapid Survey Deployment and Results Analysis for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment. Radiological Society of North America 2011 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 26 - December 2, 2011 ,Chicago IL. http://archive.rsna.org/2011/11010228.html