The Recovered Patient’s View on Weighing Practices


1. Your name, academic institution and contact details

Franzisca Froreich, UNSW Sydney,

2. Name of Chief Investigator

Professor Lenny Vartanian

3. Name of University Supervisor

Professor Lenny Vartanian

4. The recovered patient’s views on weighing practices

Have you recovered from an eating disorder? Are you interested in paid research opportunities?

Weighing is a key component in the treatment of eating disorders, however, little is known about what type of weighing procedure is most beneficial for patients and treatment outcomes. This research aims to conduct the first exploration of patients’ views on “open weighing” (where patients are weighed and their weight is then shared with him or her) and “blind weighing” (where patients are weighed but the weight information is not shared with him or her).

If you decide to participate, we will interview you in person or over the phone for about 20 minutes to discuss your thoughts regarding different weighing practices in the treatment of eating disorders. You will also be asked to complete a 5-min online survey.

As a token of appreciation for your time and effort, you will be reimbursed $10.

5. Recruitment details

The research study is looking to recruit people who meet the following criteria:

  • Female
  • Aged 18 and over
  • Used to be in treatment for an eating disorder but no longer meet criteria for an eating disorder diagnosis
  • Able to read and write in English

6. Human Research Ethics Approval Number

HREC number: HC 17915

7. Opening and closing date for recruitment

01 January 2018 – 1 December 2018