EGRP News Flash - October 3, 2011
Updated Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall (ASA24™) Tool Now Available
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces the availability of an updated version of an innovative dietary assessment tool — the Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall (ASA24™). The ASA24 system is a Web-based software tool developed by NCI and its contractor, Westat, which enables automated self-administered 24-hour dietary recalls.
ASA24 consists of a Respondent application used by participants to enter recall data in either English or Spanish, and a Researcher application used by researchers to manage study logistics and obtain data analyses.
ASA24 can be used by researchers for epidemiologic, intervention, behavioral, or clinical research. Clinicians may also find it useful for diet assessment and nutrition counseling, and educators may find it to be a useful teaching tool. The system is available free of charge. However, the labor and resources needed by researchers and associated costs to configure and manage studies using ASA24 are within the purview and the responsibility of users.
The scientific leads for ASA24 are Amy Subar, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.; Sharon Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., M.H.Sc., R.D.; Nancy Potischman, Ph.D.; Frances Thompson, Ph.D.; and Gordon Willis, Ph.D., all of the Applied Research Program (ARP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS).