GLOSSARY

CASE REPORT FORM (CRF): the standardized form for collecting patients’ data. It is constitued by five sub-forms (A-B-C-D-E) to be filled in at regular intervals. Electronic Case Report Forms are sent via e-mail. Case Report Forms are also available on paper form.

CENTRE CODE: the number that identifies each local centre. Centre codes are assigned by National Coordinators, if available, or the Central Registry.

COUNTRY CODE: the number that identifies each country. Country codes are assigned by the Central Registry.

DEFAULT VALUES: details identifying each local centre to be entered in the EURAP software.

DO NOT MODIFY: a label that the software automatically assigns to each record that has status “SENT”.

EURcopy: a copy of your EURAP database.

EURlist: file containing a list of your pregnancies with their status.

EURmail.txt: file containing the electronic CRFs. It is automatically created by the software during the sending procedure. Each EURmail.txt may contain one or more CRFs.

FIELD: any box in each subform where you enter the requested data.

FORMS TO RECALL: pregnancies with sub-forms that need to be updated as due time has elapsed.

IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (ID): the number that identifies each pregnancy. IDs are made of 9 digits: 2 digits for the country code, 2 digits for the centre code and 5 digits for the code of the pregnancy.

IMPORTING FAILURE: when a wrong EURmail.txt is imported. It usually occurs when you fail to substitute the EURmail.txt that you have just received and import a previous one instead.

INTERIM REPORT: a file containing the statistics extracted from the periodical auditing of the data. EURAP Interim Reports are released half-yearly (i.e. on May and on November).

PATIENT: the pregnant woman.

PROBAND: the foetus in womb or the new born baby.

PROSPECTIVE: pregnancies recorded before foetal outcome is known and within week 16 of gestation.

RED-LIGHT: any red bullet on the left side of each field highlighting a field that needs to be checked. Each redlight contains a text message written by the Central Registry.

RETRIEVED DROP-OUT: pregnancies initially classified as prospective, but re-classified as retrospective cases because one or more subforms were submitted after the set deadlines.

RETROSPECTIVE: pregnancies recorded after week 16 of gestation or whose fetal outcome was already known at time of patient’s enrollment.

STATUS: the label given to a subform. The subform status is strictly related to its content.

YELLOW FIELD (YF): the yellow field located under each subform’s title. It can be accessed from any subform (A-B-C-D-E) simply by clicking inside the yellow box, and it should be used by both National Coordinators and Central Registry in order to communicate each other.

YELLOW-LIGHT: any yellow bullet on the left side of each field highlighting a field that needs to be checked. Each yellowlight contains a text message automatically entered by the software when you launch the sending procedure, so that you can do a preliminary check of your cases before forwarding them to the Central Registry.

DROP OUT: status given by the Central Registry to pregnancies lost to follow-up.

INTERRUPTED: status given by the Central Registry to early terminated pregnancies.

NOT ELIGIBLE: status given by the Central Registry to pregnancies not meeting inclusion criteria as explained in the EURAP core protocol.

UNCLASSIFIABLE: status given by the Central Registry to pregnancies that according to the Outcome Classification Commission (OCC) cannot be considered either as malformed or as normal.