Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Parents of Eating Disorder Sufferers Needed for Important Research

Are you a parent of a child with an eating disorder?

Take an online parent opinion survey (15-20 minutes) to help fellow parents of children with eating disorders! Click here to complete the survey: http://tinyurl.com/ParentExperience.

Parent volunteers needed for a research study.

If you are a parent of a child (of any age) who is currently being treated for an eating disorder, you may be eligible to be in a study about your experiences. Researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are interested in the experiences of caregivers to learn what families who have been affected by a child’s eating disorder need most. The surveys do not ask for medical information and responses are kept confidential.


You can participate in the first survey anytime before April 30th. A second survey will then be emailed to you in 8-12 weeks. Both surveys are completed online. If you would like more information, please email or call the study coordinators: Autumn Shafer at shafer@unc.edu or Sheetal Patel at 512-626-3616.

Click this link to complete the online survey: http://tinyurl.com/ParentExperience.

Who can participate?

Mothers and/or fathers of a child (of any age) who has an eating disorder. Your child must be receiving
treatment at a clinic, therapist, hospital, or residential facility. If you have previously completed a similar
survey from UNC or Duke, we thank you for participation but ask that you do not repeat the questionnaire!

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Duke University

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