Caring for someone with an eating disorder can be a challenging experience for parents and caregivers. If you have experience as a caregiver, no matter where in the world you live, a team of Australian researchers would like to hear from you.
The researchers, from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Queensland Health, are together looking into the experience of parents and carers of a young person with a long-standing eating disorder.
Carer health issues
In particular, the researchers are interested in learning more about carers’ own mental health and the issues and difficulties that may result from providing care and support.
If you are a parent or carer of a young person who has suffered with an eating disorder for approximately two or more years, and you would like to help to increase the understanding of the problems and issues faced by parent/carers, the research team would appreciate your assistance.
Information is sought through both an online questionnaire, which takes about 20 minutes of your time to complete, and/or your participation in a telephone interview.
To find out more, and to participate, contact Kerri Gillespie via email: email@example.com
* This study has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1400000915 / 1400000283).