RCSLT Online Outcome Tool

Therapy Outcome Measures

Additional data fields

There are two types of additional data fields that are available to use on the ROOT. These exist to allow you to collect extra data items not included in the standard, 'core' ROOT dataset, should you wish to do so. 

  • optional fields 
  • local fields 

The benefit of using additional fields is that it can provide your organisation/service with a more detailed, richer dataset. If you opt to use these, however, it is important to be mindful of the additional burden on colleagues collecting the data. 


Optional fields 

optional fields that are currently available on the ROOT are provided in the table, below. These are fields that organisations/services can choose whether or not to collect. This list will develop over time in response to feedback from SLT services and in response to the changing environment.



 Direction of care

(formerly 'care pathway')

 To record whether the objective of the episode of care is to:
  • Improve
  • Sustain
  • Manage decline

Method of service delivery

To record whether interventions were delivered:

  • Face to face (in-person) only
  • Remote only
  • Mixed (face to face and remote)
 Total time (mins)

To record the total time taken to complete the episode of care. 

 Total number of contacts

To record the total number of contacts for intervention during the completed episode of care. 

We are also looking at adding some fields relating to health inequalities in the near future. 

Please contact root@rcslt.org should you wish to activate any of these fields for your organisation/service. 


Local fields 

Some services also choose to set up their own local fields that are useful for their own reports and analysis e.g. team name or SLT name. ROOT users with admin rights can create these, and there is a video that shows you how to do this in the training module for admin usersIf you need any help, or have questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact root@rcslt.org 


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