Exploring the Relationship between Food Choice, Diet Quality and Symptoms of Stress, Anxiety and Depression of Mothers with Primary School-Aged Children Participant Needed
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Exploring the Relationship between Food Choice, Diet Quality and Symptoms of Stress, Anxiety and Depression of Mothers with Primary School-Aged Children – Participant Needed
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A researcher at the University of the Sunshine Coast
will explore the relationship between food choice, diet quality and the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression among mothers with primary school-aged children. Poor diet quality and mental health are associated with non-communicable diseases, premature deaths and burdens on the healthcare system. Mothers are an important influence on their children’s diet quality and mental health. This research will be important to understanding the relationship between food choice, diet quality and the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression for mothers and may contribute to future research and interventions for mothers and their children to improve their health and well-being.
If you are a mother living in Australia, are aged over 18 years old, have at least one primary-school-aged child (5-12 years old) living with you
and have access to reliable internet then you may be eligible to participate. You cannot participate if you are pregnant, have had bariatric surgery, or have been diagnosed with a chronic illness or eating disorder.
This research consists of two cycles. If you agree to participate, you will enter into Cycle One which will ask questions about your demographics, food choices and symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. This will take approximately 15 minutes. Following this, you will be invited to participate in Cycle Two, which (one week later) will invite you to complete a food frequency questionnaire. This survey will ask questions about your dietary intake and will take less than 20 minutes.
By completing the first questionnaire, you will receive a free Dietitian-approved recipe e-book. You will also have a chance to win one of four $50 cash payments. If you complete the second questionnaire and you are within the first 100 participants, you will receive a free individual dietary assessment and a chance to win one of three $50 cash payments. Additionally, by participating in this research, you will be contributing to helping researchers and health professionals gain a greater understanding of the relationship between diet quality, food choice and mental health symptoms for mothers.
Some questions will be personal questions, such as your age and your income. Questions about your diet and mental health can create uncomfortable or distressing feelings. If you need to talk to someone you may wish to contact family or friends, your General Practitioner or the University of the Sunshine Coast Student Wellbeing (07 5430 1226), Lifeline (131114) Beyond Blue (1300 224 636). If you have any concerns or complaints about the way this research project is being conducted you can raise them with the Chief Investigator (listed above). If you prefer an independent person, you may contact the Chair of the UniSC Human Research Ethics Committee: telephone (07) 5430 2823; email [email protected]
Please go to this site
to participate in this research or to find out more about this research.
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