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
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.
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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