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New Study - Patient Experiences During Psychiatric Eating Disorder Treatment (Participants Needed)

  • 1.  New Study - Patient Experiences During Psychiatric Eating Disorder Treatment (Participants Needed)

    Posted 12 Sep, 2023 19:59
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    If you or a patient you know would be interested in contributing to a research study on patient experiences during psychiatric eating disorder treat, please see the explanation of research below.

    Barriers and Facilitators of Psychiatrist Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines in Eating Disorder Treatment
    Principal Investigator: Pamela Dow
    Other Investigator(s): N/A
    Faculty Supervisor: Barbara Andraka-Christou

    The purpose of this research is to explore the extent of psychiatrist adherence to the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) clinical practice guideline for eating disorder treatment. This study aims to explore patient experiences during eating disorder treatment and overall satisfaction with their psychiatric treatment, describing the patient perspective about which clinical practice guideline components were variations by guideline component, clinician credentials, and practice characteristics.

    You will be asked to participate in an interview with the principal investigator. Interviews will take place via an online video and audio platform, such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom. You will be asked an estimated 11 questions and additional demographic questions about the study's purpose.

    Your participation in this study is estimated to take 45 minutes to complete an interview with the principal investigator.

    You will be audio or video recorded during this study. Discuss this with the researcher or a research team member. If you are recorded, the recording will be kept in a locked, safe place. Audio and/or video recording will be completed using the included recording options in Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Per UCF policy, the recording will be erased or destroyed at least five years after study completion.

    During your participation in this study, identifiable private information will be collected. Your name, age, email address, voice recording, and video recording (face or other identifiable tributes) will be collected. This information will be accessed by principal investigator Pamela Dow, and faculty advisor, Barbara Andraka-Christou. This information will be stored on a password protected external hard-drive and backed up to a secure, password protected OneDrive. The information will be stored for at least five years after study closure, per UCF policy.

    Your information or samples that are collected as part of this research will not be used or distributed for future research studies, even if all of your identifiers are removed.

    You must be 18 years of age or older to take part in this research study. You must read and speak English. You must have been treated by a psychiatrist (MD/DO), for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and/or binge eating disorder in the last (1) year.  

    You will be offered a $20 gift card to a retailer like Amazon or Target for your participation if you agree to provide an email address so that we can email the card to you.

    Study contact for questions about the study or to report a problem: If you have questions, concerns, or complaints: Pamela Dow, Doctoral Student, Public Affairs Program, College of Community Innovation and Education,, or Dr. Barbara Andraka-Christou, Faculty Supervisor, School of Global Health Management and Informatics by email at

    IRB contact about your rights in this study or to report a complaint:  If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, or have concerns about the conduct of this study, please contact Institutional Review Board (IRB), University of Central Florida, Office of Research, 12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501, Orlando, FL 32826-3246 or by telephone at (407) 823-2901, or email

    Pamela Dow
    PhD Candidate
    University of Central Florida