Research

Below are research projects that are being undertaken by ANZAED members.  Each projects has ethics permission granted from the appropriate institution

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We are seeking assistance from registered clinicians working in the field of eating and weight disorders and/or those working closely with individuals affected by eating disorders

We invite you to participate in a study, conducted by La Trobe, to explore how we understand and measure the constructs of dietary restriction and dietary restraint.

What will I be asked to do?
The online questionnaire, conducted via Redcap, will ask questions about your perceptions, specifically related to the content validity, of the items within dietary restriction and restraint measures. It will take 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

What are the benefits?
At the completion of the questionnaire, participants will be provided with the option to enter a draw to have a chance of receiving an iPad mini, valued at $600. One participant will win this prize. Results of this study will inform the validation and use of dietary restriction and restraint measures for future research. The expected benefits to society in general are a greater understanding of the terms dietary restriction and dietary restraint, particularly when developing or using specific measures for these constructs. This will have implications for the prevention and treatment of eating and weight disorders.

The survey link is https://redcap.latrobe.edu.au/redcap/surveys/?s=HP9LFYCXJR

Research Participation | Calling all meat-eaters, vegetarians, and vegans

You are invited to take part in a study conducted by Dr Gemma Sharp, Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, and Ms Courtney McLean from Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre.

What does the study involve?
The aim of the study is to investigate whether questionnaires addressing eating disorder symptoms correctly account for people following a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Taking part in the study will involve a single online survey. The online survey will ask you questions about your eating habits, your relationship with food, and your attitudes to your body. The survey will take 15 minutes to complete.

Who can take part?
Individuals 18 years or over and living in Australia are invited to take part.

How can I take part?
To take part, go to: https://monash.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6LGEcDFuo8vvAiy

We are looking for mental health professionals, dietitians, and general practitioners to participate in qualitative research exploring interprofessional collaborative practice in outpatient eating disorder treatment.

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice is where health professionals from different backgrounds work together with patients, families, carers, and communities towards shared goals in a reflective, integrative, and holistic manner. Eligible participants will have current registration with their governing body, self-identify as currently working within an eating disorder treatment team, have delivered outpatient eating disorder treatment across the last two years or more, and provide services to, on average, 5 or more clients diagnosed with an eating disorder each week. Eligible participants will be asked to undertake a 45-minute interview via phone or a teleconferencing platform.

Contact Megan Bray via [email protected] or Dr Olivia Wright on (07) 3365 6116 for further information.
Ethics approval has been obtained through the University of Queensland’s Human Research Ethics Committee (2020/HE003118)

Research Participation | Road testing a guide to finding a therapist for the treatment of an eating disorder

What is the study about?
A team of researchers and consumers have developed a checklist that can help consumers navigate the process of establishing the suitability of potential private treatment providers.

Who can participate?
We wish to obtain feedback from consumers with an eating disorder, or family members involved in treatment, or treatment providers, who would be willing to comment on a preliminary version of the checklist. Feedback will be used in the ongoing development of the checklist. 

What will I be asked to do?
The survey will ask you to provide demographic information and then get you to rate each item in the checklist for suitability. The online survey will ask open questions such as “What is the most/least helpful aspect(s) of the checklist?” and should take no more than 20 minutes to complete.

How can I participate?
Please press control and click on this link: https://qualtrics.flinders.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_0fxIsj09LVLCorH

If you have further questions, please contact Professor Tracey Wade at [email protected].

Body image concerns are a serious problem for young people of any gender

Body image concerns are a serious problem for many young people. I am Media Smart is a research trial of two versions of Media Smart Online, a fully confidential program found to help people both with body image concerns as well as those already showing signs of an eating disorder. The trial is open to 13-25 year-olds of any gender from Australia.

We know time is precious. As an appreciation of your time, a $30 voucher will be emailed to participants who complete all surveys.
Click here to participate: https://mediasmart.flinders.edu.au/questions.php

Study on the Impact of Videoconferencing (For people aged 18 and over and are fluent in English)

Melbourne University wants to find out about the relationships of videoconferencing (e.g. Zoom) for work/study and social purposes, and appearance and work/study performance.

Provide your insight by taking a 20 minute survey and 3 follow-up surveys to be entered into the draw to win an iTunes voucher.

Find out more and sign up here: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/j5ej