Closing the treatment gap: A longitudinal study of treatment attitudes, media, and stigma among individuals with diagnosed or suspected eating disorders

1. Your name, academic institution and contact details

Dr Scott Griffiths - University of Melbourne

scott.griffiths@unimelb.edu.au

+61 3 9035 3047

2. Name of Chief Investigator

Dr Scott Griffiths

3. Name of University Supervisor

Not applicable – I am the Chief Investigator and sole researcher for this project.

4. The name of your project and a brief synopsis

Researchers at the University of Melbourne are seeking individuals aged 18 years and over and who i) are currently diagnosed with an eating disorder, or ii) think they might have an eating disorder, for a study of treatment attitudes, media use, and stigma.

The study initially involves a 25–35 minute online survey and two shorter 15–20 surveys that will be emailed to you 3 and 6 months later, respectively. We will donate $5 AUD for each of the second and third times you complete the survey. You can choose which of 7 eating disorder charities will receive your donation. If you complete both the second and third survey, your total donation will be $10 AUD. The charities are located in countries around the globe.

We are seeking 500 participants. Thus, the total possible donation to eating disorder charities is $5000 AUD.

Click to learn more about the study and to participate:

https://melbpsych.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Y17wI11kbstmtL

5. Recruitment details

Individuals aged 18 years and over and who i) are currently diagnosed with an eating disorder, or ii) think they might have an eating disorder.

6. Human Research Ethics Board and Approval Number

Behavioural and Social Sciences Human Ethics Committee

Ethics ID: 1748796

7. Opening and closing date for recruitment

Opening date: 23 March 2017

Closing date: 23 July 2017