The Borg scales are today used in Licensee internal Apps and and IT systems. BorgPerception supports the Licensee in initial phases, with appearance and usage aspects, and in final review and approval of screen dumps.
The easiest way is to view a Borg scale in a PDF viewer. This secures that the scale is viewed in its native format.
Display the Borg scale as an image. From the pdf file create an image file (e.g. png) or request this format from BorgPerception AB.
Display the Borg scale from text elements created in a development environment. Note that the Borg scale needs to have the original appearance when displayed for the user. Especially note: 1) There should not be any vertical or horizontal lines marking rows or columns (that might be a part of the under laying structure). 2) The horizontal positioning of the words needs to be according to the original visual appearance.
Traditionally the Borg scale was printed on paper and displayed for the user. The input was made in a separate IT system by the study leader.
Today we recommended the following input methods:
Separate input field positioned below the Borg scale. The input field can be numeric or a menu showing a compressed version of the scale.
Input by pressing the scale. On a tablet the user makes a press on a word (e.g. Strong) or a numeric value (e.g. 5). The user can also press in-between words/value (e.g. 5.5). Implementation wise this can be done in many ways for example by having an input “slider” hidden beneath the scale.
Ruler or slider placed to the left of the scale numbers. On a tablet the user can then press at a specific position of the ruler or slider that corresponds to the rating.
On the Borg CR scale® (CR10), values from 12 and upwards need to be allowed for absolute maximum (“•”).