Costs of Eating Disorders in NZ: Still Seeking Participants

Update: July 2019 –  Survey closing shortly

This exciting collaborative research project has only about a month left to reach as many people as possible who may like to participate. People are already asking us for data so we are keen to start analysing results! A warm thank you to the 390 people with a history of an eating disorder and 93 carers who have participated so far. It would be fantastic to get over 400 consumers and 100 carers if we can. 

Participation takes about 30 mins in the anonymous online survey.

Can you help us?

  • Have you ever had an eating disorder?
    • Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, ARFID, subthreshold but clinically impairing problems
  • Have you ever been a carer for someone with an eating disorder?
  • Are you 16 years and over?
  • Would you be willing to complete an online survey about the financial and other costs of the eating disorder, your views on what caused the eating disorder, treatment and helpful factors in recovery?

Please go to: www.otago.ac.nz/christchurch/cost-of-eating-disorders to read more about the study and to participate in the survey.

Tangata Kōmuramura: Māori Experiences of Eating Disorders – still looking for participants

This related research project on eating disorders in Māori is in full swing.

Te Rau Hinengaro, The New Zealand Mental Health Survey, indicated that Māori experience eating disorders at similar rates to the general population. However, to date these findings have not been examined in more depth. Tangata Kōmuramura is investigating the Māori experience of eating disorders by 1) examining level of eating disorder service use by Māori (a paper is close to submission about this aspect), and 2) by conducting interviews to gain a deeper understanding of what it is like for Māori who experience eating disorders and their whānau.

We are currently looking for Māori participants to share their story in a one-hour research interview. We invite you to participate if you:

  • Identify as Māori
  • Are over the age of 16
  • Have a current or past eating disorder
  • Or have supported someone who is Māori with an eating disorder

For further information, contact Mauterangimarie Clark on 021 279 0797
or mauterangimarie.clark@otago.ac.nz

If you have any questions about either of these studies, please contact jenny.jordan@otago.ac.nz 

If you have any questions, please contact jenny.jordan@otago.ac.nz ph +64 3 372 6700 

For Tangata Kōmuramura , please contact Mauterangimarie Clark mauterangimarie.clark@otago.ac.nz ph 021 279 0797