of Health Practices
Drew A. Anderson, Ph.D. (University at Albany- SUNY), Deb Burgard,
Ph.D. (private practice), and Ellen Shuman (Acoria-WellCentered Eating Disorder Treatment Programs) are
conducting this research. It is being conducted under the
auspices of the University at Albany- SUNY.
OF THE STUDY
We are conducting a study investigating long-term health
practices. We are interested in finding out more about the
practices you engage in on a regular basis that you feel
your health and well-being.
WILL YOU HAVE TO DO?
To participate in this study, you will be asked to fill out some
demographic information and answer some questions about the health
practices in which you regularly engage. This should take you
less than an hour to complete.
We are also interested in how you maintain or change your health
practices over time, so we are asking you to provide contact
information, including your name, address, phone number, and email
address. We would like to contact you every six
months to one year over the next three years to see if
you are interested in filling out the questionnaires again.
RISKS AND BENEFITS
This study has few risks; however, some people may have some discomfort
discussing health-related topics or disclosing health-related
information. While we cannot promise you any direct benefit
from your participation in this study we hope that your information
will help us to understand why people engage in health-related
Your participation in this research is completely voluntary.
You may choose to not answer any question(s) you do not wish to for any
reason. Also, you may discontinue your
participation at any
time without penalty. We will keep your
confidential, which means that we will make every effort to ensure that
we will protect your identity. For example, the
questionnaires will be kept in a secure area, and if the information
from this research is used in any publication, you will not be
This project has been approved by the University at Albany
Institutional Review Board. Approval of this project only signifies
that the procedures adequately protect the rights and welfare of the
participants. Please note that absolute confidentiality cannot be
guaranteed due to the limited protections of Internet access.
If you would like to contact the investigators, you may do so via the
Dr. Anderson: (518) 442-4835 or [email protected]
Dr. Burgard: [email protected]
Ms. Shuman: [email protected]
If you have any questions concerning your rights as a research
participant that have not been answered by the investigator or if you
wish to report any concerns about the study, you may contact the Office
of Research Compliance at 518-437-4569 or 800-365-9139, or
via email at [email protected]
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