1. Introduction

 
Background

The aim of this survey is to explore the views, behaviours, and attitudes of healthcare professionals in regards to the use of dietary supplements.

Is this you?

This survey is aimed specifically towards healthcare professionals who currently consult directly with patients and/or clients (i.e. acute care, private practice) and therefore, clinicians who work in roles that do not meet these criteria are unfortunately ineligible for this survey.

Please read the following

To help guide your responses to this survey, please use the following definition when thinking about the term “dietary supplements”:

  • A vitamin, mineral, herb or other botanical, amino acid, or combination of those and/or other substances or constituents;
  • intended to be ingested by mouth; and
  • found in forms such as tablets, capsules, softgels, gelcaps, liquids, or powders.

For the sake of this study, “dietary supplements” DOES NOT include:

  • High energy, high protein oral nutritional supplements used commonly in the acute care and community setting to treat malnutrition or undesired weight loss and is primarily comprised of protein and calorie dense ingredients (e.g. TwoCal, Sustagen).
  • Vitamin or mineral supplements used to correct diagnosed deficiencies caused by insufficient dietary intake in order to meet established RDI’s. An example of this would be the use of vitamin C supplementation for patients diagnosed with scurvy.

Ethics information

The study is voluntary and anonymous. We will collect non-identifiable data only and demographic data will be pooled. We anticipate this survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. This research protocol (RO1852) has been approved by the Bond University Human Research Ethics Committee If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the principal investigator, Professor Liz Isenring (lisenrin@bond.edu.au).

Should you have any complaints concerning the manner in which this research is being conducted please make contact with: Bond University Human Research Ethics Committee,c/o Bond University Office of Research Services. Bond University, Gold Coast, 4229
  • Tel: +61 7 5595 4194
  • Fax: +61 7 5595 1120
  • Email: buhrec@bond.edu.au

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