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.
Please go to: www.otago.ac.nz/christchurch/cost-of-eating-disorders to read more about the study and to participate in the survey.
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:
For further information, contact Mauterangimarie Clark on 021 279 0797
If you have any questions about either of these studies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org