Effectiveness Trial of Peer-Led Dissonance Eating Disorder Prevention Groups

Investigators are testing the effectiveness of two inexpensive eating disorder prevention programs, peer-led and Internet-based, compared to clinician-led groups and educational videos.
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Eating disorders affect 13% of women and are associated with impairment, distress, comorbidity, medical complications, obesity, and mortality; thus, a public health priority is broad dissemination of empirically supported eating disorder prevention programs. Investigators on this research study are comparing the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of peer-led groups and Internet-delivered versions of a dissonance-based eating disorder prevention program relative to clinician-led groups and whether all three are superior to an educational video control condition.

We are currently recruiting college women aged 17-22 who are students at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and the University of Texas at Austin. For more information, please see our website.

PROJECT PERIOD

6/1/13 - 3/31/18

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

CURRENT STATUS

We are currently recruiting college women aged 17-22 who are students at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and the University of Texas at Austin.