ProYouth OZ

About this study

The Centre for Mental Health Research is currently conducting a study to investigate whether an online program can assist young people to improve their body image. As part of this process, we are inviting young people aged 18 to 25 to participate in the study.

Research TeamKathina Ali (PhD candidate), Dr Lou Farrer, Dr Daniel Fassnacht, Dr Elizabeth Rieger, Dr Stephanie Bauer, Prof Kathy Griffiths
InstitutionCentre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) @ ANU
Ethics Approval Number2015/742
Project Start Date10 October 2016
ParticipantsTo participate in the study you must be a young person aged 18 to 25 and satisfy a range of inclusion criteria.
Whats InvolvedFirst, you will be asked to complete some screening questions to determine if you are eligible for the study. This will take about 5 minutes. You will receive immediate feedback and if you are eligible for the study we will ask you to provide an email address and send you an invitation to complete a 30-minute online survey. After completing this survey you will be randomly assigned by a computer program to receive either (1) the online program with weekly online 1 hour peer support group chats, (2) the online program (3) the online program in approximately 6 months. You will then be advised by e-mail to which group you have been allocated and will receive immediate access to ProYouth OZ if you are allocated to group 1 or 2 and will gain access to ProYouth OZ in 6 months time if you are allocated to group 3. To help us to work out the effect of the program over time we will ask you to complete an online survey before and at several time points over the year after you complete the program. We will also collect information about which parts of the program you use.
LocationThe Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) @ ANU
Contact Details

If you have any questions about any aspect of this study, please contact Kathina Ali E:; T: 02 6125 9155, PhD candidate, Centre for Mental Health Research, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment or Associate Professor Elizabeth Rieger E:; T: 02 6125 4208, Research School of Psychology, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment.

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