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Adaptive Visual Analogue Scales

The Adaptive Visual Analogue Scales (AVAS) is a computer program that can be used to generate and administer continuous and discrete visual analog scales. The AVAS was developed to address drawbacks of traditional pen and paper graphical analog scales by converting these scales to a computerized administration.

Adaptive Visual Analogue Scales

The Adaptive Visual Analogue Scales (AVAS) was developed to address drawbacks of traditional pen and paper graphical rating scales. The AVAS has been designed as a flexible software package to standardize and expedite the creation, administration, and scoring of responses on self-reported graphical rating scales. The automated nature of the AVAS provides a standardized method of instruction and practice with an option for the participant to repeat instructions if desired. New scales may be constructed, or previous scales modified, to suit particular clinical or research needs. The AVAS also standardizes scoring of responses by automatically calculating and storing the measurement data of participants' responses.

You can download the installer file here: AVAS.ZIP

Adaptive Visual Analogue Scales Citation

When citing this instrument in a publication, please use the following reference:

The Adaptive Visual Analog Scales (AVAS): A modifiable software program for the creation, administration, and scoring of visual analog scales.

Marsh-Richard, D. M., Hatzis, E. S., Mathias, C. W., Venditti, N., and Dougherty, D. M. (2009).

Behavior Research Methods, 41, 99-106. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

Adaptive Visual Analogue Scales Bibliography

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    Dougkas, A; Ostman, E (2018).

    European Journal of Nutrition, 57, 1097-1108. PubMed Icon

  • Effect of 8-weeks prebiotics/probiotics supplementation on alcohol metabolism and blood biomarkers of healthy adults: a pilot study

    Irwin, C; Khalesi, S; Cox, AJ; Grant, G; Davey, AK; Bulmer, AC; Desbrow, B (2018).

    European Journal of Nutrition, 57, 1523-1534. PubMed Icon

  • Effects of Consuming a Low Dose of Alcohol with Mixers Containing Carbohydrate or Artificial Sweetener on Simulated Driving Performance

    Brickley, B; Desbrow, B; McCartney, D; Irwin, C (2018).

    Nutrients, 10, 10.3390/nu10040419 PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Investigating predictors of eating: is resting metabolic rate really the strongest proxy of energy intake?

    McNeil, J; Lamothe, G; Cameron, JD; Riou, ME; Cadieux, S; Lafreniere, J; Goldfield, G; Willbond, S; Prud'homme, D; Doucet, E (2017).

    American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 106, 1206-1212. PubMed Icon

  • Continuous Ultrasound Decreases Pain Perception and Increases Pain Threshold in Damaged Skeletal Muscle.

    Aaron SE, Delgado-Diaz DC, Kostek MC. (2017).

    Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 27, 271-277. PubMed Icon

  • An Exploration of the Interaction Between Touch Avoidance and the Pleasant Touch (C-Tactile Afferent) System

    Hielscher E, Mahar D. (2017).

    Perception, 46, 18-30. PubMed Icon

  • Fluid, energy and nutrient recovery via ad libitum intake of different fluids and food.

    Campagnolo, N; Iudakhina, E; Irwin, C; Schubert, M; Cox, GR; Leveritt, M; Desbrow, B (2017).

    Physiology & Behavior, 171, 228-235. PubMed Icon

  • Single-Session Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Temporarily Improves Symptoms, Mood, and Self-Regulatory Control in Bulimia Nervosa: A Randomised Controlled Trial.

    Kekic M, McClelland J, Bartholdy S, Boysen E, Musiat P, Dalton B, Tiza M, David AS, Campbell IC, Schmidt U. (2017).

    PLoS One, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0167606

  • The effects of partial sleep restriction and altered sleep timing on appetite and food reward.

    McNeil J, Forest G, Hintze LJ, Brunet JF, Finlayson G, Blundell JE, Doucet É. (2017).

    Appetite, 109, 48-56. PubMed Icon

  • Effect of meal glycemic load and caffeine consumption on prolonged monotonous driving performance.

    Bragg C, Desbrow B, Hall S, Irwin C. (2017).

    Physiology & Behavior, 181, 110-116. PubMed Icon

  • Consuming Almonds vs. Isoenergetic Baked Food Does Not Differentially Influence Postprandial Appetite or Neural Reward Responses to Visual Food Stimuli.

    Sayer RD, Dhillon J, Tamer GG, Cornier MA, Chen N, Wright AJ, Campbell WW, Mattes RD. (2017).

    Nutrients, 9, E807 PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Alcohol pharmacokinetics and risk-taking behaviour following exercise-induced dehydration.

    Irwin C, Goodwin A, Leveritt M, Davey AK, Desbrow B. (2012).

    Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 101, 609-616. PubMed Icon

  • Differential effects of dairy snacks on appetite, but not overall energy intake.

    Dougkas A, Minihane AM, Givens DI, Reynolds CK, Yaqoob P. (2012).

    British Journal of Nutrition, 108, 2274-2285. PubMed Icon

  • The effects of dehydration, moderate alcohol consumption, and rehydration on cognitive functions.

    Irwin, C; Leveritt, M; Shum, D; Desbrow, B (2013).

    Alcohol, 47, 203-213. PubMed Icon

  • The biphasic effects of moderate alcohol consumption with a meal on ambiance-induced mood and autonomic nervous system balance: A randomized crossover trial

    Schrieks, IC; Stafleu, A; Kallen, VL; Grootjen, M; Witkamp, RF; Hendriks, HFJ (2014).

    PLOS ONE, 9 (1):10.1371/journal.pone.0086199 JAN 21 2014.

  • Mood and psychomotor tremor changes following acute caffeine consumption in moderate and minimal caffeine consumers

    Sands, HR, Downey, LA, Wilson, RP, Abbot, LR, Tysse, B., Parrott, AC. (in press).

    Journal of Caffeine Research.

  • Traffic Injury Prevention: Mild to moderate dehydration combined with moderate alcohol consumption has no influence on simulated driving performance.

    Irwin, C, Leveritt, M, Shum, DHK, Desbrow B (2014).

    Traffic Injury Prevention, 15, 652-662. PubMed Icon

  • Comparing the rehydration potential of different milk-based drinks to a carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage

    Desbrow B, Jansen S, Barrett A, Leveritt MD, Irwin C. (2014).

    Applied Physiology and Behavior, 39, 1366-1372. PubMed Icon

  • Patterns of sweet taste liking: A pilot study.

    Asao K, Miller J, Arcori L, Lumeng JC, Han-Markey T, Herman WH. (2015).

    Nutrients, 7, 7298-7311. PubMed Icon

  • The Effect of Ad Libitum Consumption of a Milk-Based Liquid Meal Supplement vs. a Traditional Sports Drink on Fluid Balance After Exercise.

    Baguley B, Zilujko J, Leveritt MD, Desbrow B, Irwin C. (2016).

    International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 26, 347-355. PubMed Icon

  • Protein-Enriched Liquid Preloads Varying in Macronutrient Content Modulate Appetite and Appetite-Regulating Hormones in Healthy Adults.

    Dougkas A, Östman E (2016).

    Journal of Nutrition, 146, 637-645. PubMed Icon

  • Structured cues or modafinil for fatigue amelioration in clinicians? A double-blind, randomized controlled trial of critical clinical information recall in fatigued clinicians.

    Flindall I, Leff DR, Goodship J, Sugden C, Darzi A. (2016).

    Surgery, 159, 1181-1190. PubMed Icon

  • Orange pomace fibre increases a composite scoring of subjective ratings of hunger and fullness in healthy adults.

    Dong H, Sargent LJ, Chatzidiakou Y, Saunders C, Harkness L, Bordenave N, Rowland I, Spencer JP, Lovegrove JA. (2016).

    Appetite, 107, 478-485. PubMed Icon

  • Effects of Dietary Protein and Fiber at Breakfast on Appetite, ad Libitum Energy Intake at Lunch, and Neural Responses to Visual Food Stimuli in Overweight Adults.

    Sayer RD, Amankwaah AF, Tamer GG Jr, Chen N, Wright AJ, Tregellas JR, Cornier MA, Kareken DA, Talavage TM, McCrory MA, Campbell WW. (2016).

    Nutrients, 8, e21. PubMed Icon

  • The Adaptive Visual Analog Scales (AVAS): A modifiable software program for the creation, administration, and scoring of visual analog scales.

    Marsh-Richard, D. M., Hatzis, E. S., Mathias, C. W., Venditti, N., and Dougherty, D. M. (2009).

    Behavior Research Methods, 41, 99-106. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • A test of the psychometric characteristics of the BIS-Brief among three groups of youth

    Mathias, C. W., Stanford, M. S., Liang, Y., Goros, M., Charles, N. E., Sheftall, A. H., Mullen, J., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Acheson, A., Olvera, R. L., and Dougherty, D. M. (2018).

    Psychological Assessment, 30, 847-865.