Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition (PRCPAN)
The Australian Eating Survey® (AES) is a simple-to-use online tool however users may have some questions about the survey.
The AES team has devised a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to assist in understanding the Survey.
- General questions about the AES
- FAQs for Individuals who wish to use the AES to assess their own diet or purchase for immediate family and friends.
- FAQs for Researchers
- FAQs for Dietitians and other clinicians
In addition for researchers, dietitians and other clinicians, a series of video tutorials have been produced to assist with the management and administration of the AES.
- Training Video 1: Account Management
- Training Video 2: Assigning Surveys
- Training Video 3: Managing Surveys
- Training Video 4: Participants or Patients Completing the Survey
- Training Video 5: Accessing Participant or Patient Feedback Reports
Feel free to contact the AES team for any further enquiries.
Who Should Use The Aes To Assess Their Usual Dietary Intake? Are There Any Groups For Whom The Aes May Not Be Suitable?
I’M A Researcher Who Has Used The Online AES With My Study Participants, How Do I Access The Data From My Participants?
I’M Currently Using The Paper Version Of The AES In My Research, Will I Still Be Able To Have These Surveys Analysed?
I Do Not Want My Participants Or Patients To Receive A Copy Of Their Report Immediately After Completing The AES, Can I Control When (Or If) My Participants Or Patients See Their Report?
What Happens After I Fill Out The Survey? When And How Will I Receive The Feedback Report On My Diet?
After you complete the survey, your responses will be analysed and your feedback report generated. This process should only take a couple of minutes to complete. You will receive an email that will contain a link to your AES report. This link is unique to your report and you access the report at any time. You can also print and save the report.
If you are completing the AES as part of a research study or at the request of your dietitian or other health professionals, you may not have immediate access to your report. Please contact the researcher or clinician for more information.
If you have purchased a copy for your own use and are completing it yourself or as a parent or on behalf of a minor (e.g. parent, guardian etc.), the information that you provide when completing the AES will be used to analyse the dietary intake and provide a tailored feedback report.
If you are completing the AES as part of participation in a research study or as part of your health care, you will have consented to either the researcher who is managing the research study or the clinician accessing this data.
I Do Not Want My Participants Or Patients To Receive A Copy Of Their Report Immediately After Completing The AES , Can I Control When (Or If) My Participants Or Patients See Their Report?
I Am A Dietician/Clinician Who Has Used The Online AES With My Patients. How Do I Access The Raw Data From My Patients?
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