Validation of the Australian Eating Survey for stroke survivors

Can a survey accurately tell us what stroke survivors eat?

This study from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle aims to compare the validity for Australian stroke survivors of the Australian Eating Survey against a 3-day weighed food record.

Anyone who is over 18 years old, has experienced a stroke and lives at home in Australia is invited to participate.

What will you be asked to do?

  1. Complete the online Australian Eating Survey (15 demographic questions and 120 questions about the foods you usually eat).
  2. Complete a 3-day weighed food record – you will measure and write down everything you eat or drink for 3 days.

The researchers will compare the survey and the food record and see if they are the same or different – this will tell them whether the survey works for stroke survivors.

To find out more or participate in the study

Go to the study's web page at the HMRI

Or contact Associate Professor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks on (02) 4921 6646 or