Using behaviour change theories in consultations
Behaviour change theories aim to support health professionals during consultations, particularly dietitians when providing nutrition care. We are exploring how dietitians are trained in behaviour change theories and the extent to which dietitians use these theories during their care for patients.
Eating habits of health professionals
We know that some health professionals are not confident discussing nutrition during usual care for patients. We are exploring whether a health professionals’ personal diet influences their confidence in nutrition and ways we can better equip all health professionals with adequate nutrition knowledge, attitudes and skills.
Understanding Australian primary care dietetic practice
Australia has limited understanding of how dietitians operate in primary care, including who they see, for which conditions and the impact of receiving dietetic care. We are turning that around with the ALICE study, developing the AustraLIan primary Care diEtetic database.
Should we provide food in primary care?
We know that primary care is the ideal setting to help people improve their diet. We are exploring whether directly providing patients with healthy food is a cost-effective way to support healthy eating, paving the way for future innovation in this setting.
Cost-effectiveness of nutrition care
We know that many health professionals include nutrition as part of usual care. We are exploring the cost-effectiveness of focusing on nutrition during consultations by understanding the cost savings from improved diet, improved health outcomes and reduced health care use in the future.