Thank you for volunteering to take part in this survey.
You are invited to participate in our research project. The aim of this study is to investigate clinician factors that impact on the delivery of individual treatment for eating disorders. This project will form part of Caroline Brown’s master’s thesis, and has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. This statement tells you about the research project. It explains the processes involved in taking part. Knowing what is involved will help you decide if you want to take part in the research. Please read this information carefully. At this time you may print, or download, a copy of this information sheet as a record. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary.
What are the aims of this study?
The aim of this study is to determine if there is a relationship between clinician factors and provision of evidence-based practice in eating disorders.
What does my participation involve?
If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire via a secure website. The questionnaire will ask questions relating to your delivery of one on one treatment for eating disorders. We estimate that the time commitment required of you would not exceed 15 minutes.
To answer the questions, you will be asked to select the appropriate options from a list. Some questions may involve selecting answers from a range of options. If you agree to participate, you can choose to be entered into the draw to win one of four Coles/Myer vouchers to the value of $50. Please note that the four winning respondents will be notified via email.
What are the possible risks of participating?
The risks of participating in this study are minimal. This survey includes questions regarding your delivery of treatment for clients with eating disorders. For the questionnaires, we are evaluating, there is no right or wrong answers. It is to be expected that there will be variations in the responses received by different participants. You will be asked to provide confidential information about yourself.
What are the possible benefits?
When your participation is complete, you will be given an opportunity to learn about this research, which may be useful to you in understanding more about treatment for eating disorders. You will have an opportunity to contribute to psychological science by participating in this research.
This study is also voluntary and opt-in, meaning that you can choose not to participate, or can cease responding to questions at any time. Furthermore, whilst you may have been notified about this research by your workplace or a professional association that you are a member of, your decision as to whether to participant in this study and responses will have no impact on your professional work or training.
How will my confidentiality be protected?
Please be assured that all information you provide will remain strictly confidential, subject to legal limitations and mandatory reporting requirements. All responses you provide will be stored in a password protected file, and will only be accessed by the researchers involved in this project. All information will be stored in compliance with the ACAP guidelines for at least five years after the results of the study have been published. Any data published will be interpreted and reported at the group level, and as such individual responses will not be identifiable.
What if I want to withdraw from the study?
Participation in this research is completely voluntary. You are free to withdraw at any time and to withdraw any unprocessed data previously supplied. This would have no effect on your relationship with any member of the School of Psychological Sciences at ACAP, your workplace, or your professional associations.
Will I receive feedback of the study?
If you wish to receive a summary of the research findings you can contact Ms Caroline Brown or Associate Professor Kathryn Nicholson Perry for a summary of the research findings.
Where can I get further information?
This research is being completed by Caroline Brown toward the completion of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program. It is and is supervised by Associate Professor Kathryn Nicholson Perry at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. If you would like further information regarding this survey or the study, please contact the supervisor of the study, Associate Professor Kathryn Nicholson Perry (e-mail: Kathryn.NicholsonPerry@acap.edu.au). This research has received full approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee at the Australian College of Applied Psychology, approval number 29720217.
If you would like any further information concerning this project, please do not hesitate to contact the researchers with the details provided. If you have concerns or complaints about the conduct of this research project, please contact:
The Navitas Professional HREC Secretary
Australian College of Applied Psychology
Level 11, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW 2012
How do I agree to participate?
Please proceed to the following page. You are then free to start the questionnaire. By submitting a completed survey is an indication of your consent to participate in the study. You can withdraw any time prior to submitting your completed survey by simply closing your browser window. However, once you have submitted your survey anonymously, your responses cannot be withdrawn. This is because your responses are not attached to you in anyway, so it is not possible to identify your responses.
Associate Professor Kathryn Nicholson Perry
Master of Psychology (Clinical) program Co-ordinator, Psychological Sciences
Ms Caroline Brown
Master of Psychology (Clinical) Student
Please note: Completion of this survey is best done in Google Chrome if available.