Evaluating body checking and body comparison tendencies in women’s daily lives


1. Your name, academic institution and contact details

Katherine Drutschinin, Honours Candidate at The University of Melbourne, katdrutschinin@student.unimelb.edu.au

2. Name of Chief Investigator

Dr Isabel Krug, Chief Investigator & Research Supervisor at The University of Melbourne, Isabel.krug@unimelb.edu.au; Ph. (03) 9035 8551

3. The name of your project and a brief synopsis

Evaluating body checking and body comparison tendencies in women’s daily lives.

This study aims to assess the frequency of body checking and/or appearance comparison behaviours in daily life of women and how these behaviours affect body satisfaction, using a uniquely designed iPhone app.

4. Recruitment Details

Are you a female aged above 18yrs, who currently meets criteria for an eating disorder or are concerned about your eating behaviours, eating beliefs and/or body image? Do you own an iPhone? If so, you are invited to help with eating disorder research and be entered into a draw to WIN an iPad mini!

Participation involves:

1. Completing a 20-minute online questionnaire.

2. Downloading the iPhone app (you need at least an IOS 8 operating system).

Then, the app will signal 6 times per day, at random intervals between 10am to 8pm, for a period of 7-days. At these signals you fill out a 2-min survey on the app about your body checking and appearance comparison behaviours.

For further information and access to the study, please click link: http://deakinpsychology.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6V7vb91Q4rx1ytv

To view the study flyer please click HERE.

5. Human Research Ethics Approval Number

Ethics Approval No: 1544167

Jurisdiction Name: Mr Tony Callahan, Secretary, Behavioural and Social Sciences Jurisdiction Contact: Email: t.callahan@unimelb.edu.au; Ph. 8344 2067

6. Opening and closing date for recruitment

Project Opens: start of May 2015

Project Closes: end of August 2015