Eating Attitudes and Concerns Research Study
Bowling Green State University
You are invited to participate in a project we are conducting on the relationship between eating attitudes and concerns and performance on word and vocabulary tasks.
You are eligible to participate if you are at least 18 years old and are female.
Participation is completely anonymous and participants can complete the entire study online.
Participants will be asked to complete a set of word and vocabulary tasks, two questionnaires regarding your eating-related attitudes and behaviors, a questionnaire concerning habit strength, and a few demographic questions. Please know that all of your answers are anonymous.
We anticipate it will take you between 20 and 40 minutes to complete all word tasks and questionnaires.
As compensation, you will be automatically entered to win one of two $50.00 Amazon.com gift cards.
The benefits of participating include helping us better understand the relationship between eating attitudes and concerns and performance on word and vocabulary tasks.
To access the online study, please click on the following link: http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/1032099/Prelim-Survey
For more information, please contact:
Nicole Cross, Principal Investigator
Doctoral Student – Bowling Green State University
Brain Activity Study in women struggling with bulimia
Bulimia Nervosa Neuroimaging Study. Researchers at Drexel University are conducting a study that aims to better understand differences in the brain activity of women with bulimia nervosa that may contribute to the development and maintenance of the eating disorder. Eligible participants will be compensated $45 after completing the full initial study visit. If you are female, right-handed, aged 18-45, are seeking or receiving outpatient treatment for binge eating and purging, and are able to attend a study visit in Philadelphia, you may be eligible to participate. For more information, please contact Laura Berner or Alyssa Matteuccicall (215) 762-1850 or e-mail fNIRSipStudy@drexel.edu.
Participants are eligible if they meet the following criteria:
Female; Right-Handed; Between the ages of 18-65;
Seeking or receiving out-patient treatment for B/P.
Participants will be asked to:
Participants will complete one screening and assessment session that will last approximately 2.5-3 hours.
This session will include:
• Screening questionnaires and interviews
• A button-pressing task and a beverage-sipping task that participant will complete while wearing a noninvasive portable neuroimaging sensor (fNIR).
• Participant will be asked to complete a one-year follow-up assessment.
Participants will be compensated $45 for completing the full study visit.
This research will provide a better understanding of the brain mechanisms that may contribute to the development and maintenance of the disorder. Ultimately, this could inform prevention efforts and treatment development.
Predictors of Anorexia Nervosa Preoccupation and Ritual Severity - Fordham University
If so, you may be eligible in participating in an anonymous study that examines factors that may be related to Anorexia Nervosa severity. The results of this study will hopefully initiate more effective early intervention efforts by providing treatment providers with information on potential risk factors related to the severity of the eating disorder.
To be eligible for this study, you must be (1) between the ages of 12 and 18; (2) have previously had or currently be receiving professional treatment for Anorexia Nervosa; and (3) have parental permission to participate.
Participation will involve completing a series of online questionnaires, which will take approximately 30 minutes. You will not be asked to provide your name at any time. Publications or presentations about the research will not include individual responses, only summary data on all participants. If you would like to participate in this online study, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M65K9GC
Eating Disorders Research Study
If you are male or female, between the ages of 12-60, either do/or do not have an eating disorder, and is within or seeking treatment.
You may be eligible to participate in a study examining the differences in patterns of attention, flexibility in thoughts, and problem solving style over time individuals with/without eating disorders.
Participation entails 2 visits for about 3-4 hours each.
Participants may receive a small financial compensation and a two page description on their performance.
For more information please call Adrianne Flores from the Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program at (212) 659- 8724.
Anorexia Research Study
If you are Female, between the ages of 12-22 and have never been diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa.
You may be eligible to participate in a study examining the relationship between levels of sex hormones and impulsive/compulsive behaviors in female adolescents/young adults.
Study takes place over 2 visits with each lasting approximately 2 hours each.
Participants will be compensated for their time and effort.
For more information please contact
Clinical Research Coordinator
Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Study - University of Iowa
Project details and description:
Our research team is conducting a study to investigate parents’ unique
experiences of participating in family-based treatment.
We are recruiting 25 parents who have participated in family-based
treatment for a child or adolescent with anorexia nervosa.
Who can participate?
• Parents (biological, adoptive, or step) who have participated in
family based treatment for a child with anorexia nervosa at some
point in the past
• Child was between ages 10 and 18 at the time of family-based
• Are not currently in family-based treatment
What is the process?
• Participants will contact the researcher
• The researcher will email information about the study and a
• Participants will review the information about the study and, if
they consent to participate, will complete and mail the demographic
questionnaire to the researcher
• Some participants will be invited to participate in a 60-90 minute
interview which may occur in person, via telephone, or via web chat
This study is being conducted by Joanna Wiese and Megan Foley Nicpon,
PhD. If you are interested in participating, please contact Joanna Wiese at
563-676-2500 or email@example.com. If you are an eating disorder
practitioner and have eligible clients interested in participating, please
forward them this contact information.
Investigating Dietary Restraint in Females Adolescents and Adults
Project details and description: The project is looking at novel methodology to detect eating attitudes and behaviours, particularly dietary restraint. The study involves completing computerised tasks followed by a questionnaire. We are looking for females over the age of 12 who are suffering from disordered eating, although they do not need to be diagnosed to take part. The experiment can all be done on-line with no personal details taken to identify participants to ensure anonymity at all times.
Contact: Saira khan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anorexia Research Study
The Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program is seeking adults aged 18-55 to participate in a placebo-controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of a research medication in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. Participants will be offered 16 weeks of medication (active or inactive) and weekly outpatient medical monitoring by a psychiatrist. The treatment will be provided at no cost and participants will receive up to $250 for completing all parts of the study.
To participate, you must have anorexia nervosa, be 18-55 years old, be medically stable for outpatient treatment, and willing to complete assessments (interviews, questionnaires and medical evaluations) at intervals throughout the 16-week study and at 1- and 2-month follow-ups. All information gathered will remain confidential.
Please call (410) 955-3863 for more information or email Angela Guarda at email@example.com.
Visit our website at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/eating_disorders
Anorexia Research Study
Weill Cornell Medical College researchers are conducting a placebo-controlled trial of a research medication for the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa.
To participate you must:
- Have Anorexia Nervosa
- Be 18-55 years old
- Be medically stable enough for outpatient treatment
- Complete interviews and questionnaires
Medical monitoring and study medication will be provided at no cost. The study will take place at the Weill Cornell Medical College's Westchester Campus. Help us learn more about a potential new treatment! Please call Melanie Lipton at (914) 682-5475 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our website at: http://nyp.org/eatingdisorders/research.html
Stanford University Research Study:
Treatment at no cost for Binge Eating Disorder
Eligible participants (men and women over age 18) will receive 10 free group therapy sessions. Our next groups are currently forming and starting SOON. Please call 650-724-9251 or email email@example.com for more information regarding eligibility and to be placed on our waiting list.
The study websites:
For general information regarding participant’s rights, contact 866-680-2906
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Looking Beyond the Surface
Acceptance-based separated family treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa
What is this study about?
The aim of the study is to develop and test a family-based intervention that combines established eating disorder treatment components with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT has been found to be useful for other problems, but has not yet been systematically applied to issues of eating and body image.
With this study, we are trying to learn the most effective way to treat an adolescent’s eating disorder and how best to involve parents and caregivers in the process. Because parents and children have different concerns and are struggling with different aspects of the eating disorder, this treatment involves separated family treatment.
For whom is this study appropriate?
1) Adolescents between 12-18
2) who are medically stable for outpatient treatment
3) and who have symptoms of anorexia nervosa
This study involves 20 sessions. In sessions 1-16 adolescents and parents are seen separately; and in sessions 17-20 the family meets together.
As this is a new treatment, participants will be asked to complete a number of questionnaires on the computer, provide feedback about the treatment, and participate in focus groups. The treatment itself is free.
For more information please visit the website: https://sites.google.com/a/sites.usciences.edu/timko-lab/home/edrp/asft
I'm interested! How do I get in touch with you?
Please call Natalia, Study Coordinator, 215-596-7183 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Internet-based Early Bulimia Nervosa Study
The University of Chicago is conducting a research study designed to examine the efficacy of an Internet-based program for parents with adolescent children who show early signs of bulimia nervosa. We are seeking families who have an adolescent (ages 12-17) who engages in binge eating (large amounts of food in a short period of time) and/or compensatory purging (e.g., vomiting). Participating families will use an Internet-based program to address their adolescent’s eating disorder symptoms.
To be eligible:
* Families with an adolescent child (ages 12-17)
* Adolescent demonstrates eating disorder symptoms
For information call:
Colleen Stiles-Shields at 773-834-5677 and mention your interest in the Family Internet-based Early Bulimia Nervosa Study
or e-mail Jocelyn Lebow: email@example.com
or, to learn more, or to register online, visit: http://epathprogram.org
University of Chicago Eating and Weight Disorders Program
Please click here for more information on their research studies.
University of California San Diego Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Program
Program Director: Walter Kaye, MD
Please click here to learn more about their research studies and current findings.
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