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What makes a good dietitian? The views and experiences of people with disability and their carers.

Do you have a disability or care for someone who does? Dietitians Australia wants to know about your experience with dietitians.

Dietitians Australia has funding from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to develop education and training for dietitians to improve how they work with people with disability.

Your answers to this short survey will inform the education program and can help to improve the care that dietitians give to people with disability.

Participants can go into a draw to win a $200 voucher.

To find out more and access the survey click here.

Who can be a participant?

Participants can be:

  • anyone who lives in Australia with a disability aged over 18 years.
  • a family member
  • a support person
  • a carer
  • an advocate of a person with disability.

What happens if you are a participant?

  • If you say yes to being a participant, you will complete an online survey.
  • The survey is anonymous, which means your name is kept private and no one will know which survey you completed, including the researchers.
  • The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete.

What questions are in the survey? We ask questions about you, including:

  • your gender
  • your age
  • where you live.

We ask questions about your experience working with a dietitian, including:

  • how you found a dietitian
  • where you saw them
  • what worked well
  • what could be done better.

Further participation – Focus Groups or Interviews
After you do the survey, there will be a question to see if you want to be part of a focus group or interview. If you are interested, you will be asked to give your contact information. We may then contact you and provide more information about how and when you can participate. If you participate in a focus group or interview you will be paid $77.30 per hour.

Accessible information
Participant information for both the survey and focus groups or interviews can be accessed below in both Plain Language and Easy English. A copy of the online survey is also available in Easy English. This is designed to accompany the use of the online survey. If you need help to complete the survey, please contact the researchers.

 

Online survey information:
Plain Language (pdf)

Plain Language (Word)
Easy English (accessible pdf)
Easy English, text-only (Word)

Focus Group and Interview information:
Plain Language (pdf)

Plain Language (Word)
Easy English (accessible pdf)
Easy English, text-only (Word)

Copy of online survey:
Easy English (accessible pdf)

Easy English, text only (Word)

 

Researchers Contact Information

Dr. Sayne Dalton
Senior Policy Officer
Dietitians Australia
02 6189 1213
sdalton@dietitiansaustralia.org.au

Kathryn Toohey
Project Officer
Dietitians Australia
mcbproject@dietitiansaustralia.org.au

To find out more and access the survey click here.