What do u mean qualitative descriptionI always thought that this was a stupid way of going about things. Everytime I went to my psych doctor (when I still had one) and they wanted me to "rate my depression" on a scale, I'm thinking...how am I supposed to do this? It made for a lot of confusion and frustration because I'd have to fill one out every week, and, though I never felt any different, the doctor would always say " your numbers are better, you seem to be improving" or "your numbers are worse, this is concerning". It didn't seem to matter to him when I explained to him that I didn't feel any different. "The numbers tell a different story." Well, gee, maybe that's just because I can't remember what arbitrary number I used to define my 'depression level' last week!
At any rate, I would try not to concern yourself with quantitative descriptions of how you feel (better or worse). Qualitative descriptions are infinitely superior.
As an example with respect to, say, headaches. Instead of saying that my "pain level" is 6 out of 10, I would describe where the headache is, how often it occurs, whether it is acute, dull, stabbing, etc...What do u mean qualitative description
I dont think anything can measure small improvments though 5-10%..