Boulder, Colorado 80309

  • Eating Disorders in Adolescence

Purpose:

This study will evaluate the impact of a program (called mind. body. voice. or "mbv") that was collaboratively designed by youth, educators, and researchers, informed by the Body Project (Becker et al., 2013; Stice et al., 2019), Youth Participatory Action Research, an extended co-design process, and previous iterations of the mbv program. The study evaluates the impact of the mbv program on key aspects of mental health and well-being; specifically, body image and disordered eating symptoms, identity and agency, social and self-constructs, physical health and mood at three time points over the course of the 10-week program, which will be offered remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will be recruited from high schools and will be randomized to receive the mbv program or an assessment-only control group.


Study summary:

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric condition and are the second leading cause of mental health disability among young women. Given that eating disorders have their peak onset during adolescence (ages 16-19), prevention efforts among adolescent women are critical in order to avert the onset of these chronic and disabling disorders. The mbv program targets body image and appearance related pressures, awareness of body sensations, and agency and community building skills. The program consists of 10 weekly sessions and is delivered by peer facilitators. This study will implement and evaluate the mbv program at the high school level in order to examine the extent to which the program influences young women's mental health and well-being, particularly related to eating disorder risk factors and symptoms. Utilizing a randomized controlled trial, the study seeks to address the following aims: 1. To examine the impact of the mbv program on key aspects of mental health and well-being; specifically, body image and disordered eating symptoms, identity and agency, social and self- constructs, physical health and mood among participating high school women. 2. To explore young women's experiences of participating in the program, including strengths and limitations and perspectives on specific activities.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - High school women, grades 9-12 Exclusion Criteria: - Prior participation in the Body Project or mind. body. voice. RCT


NCT ID:

NCT04591912


Primary Contact:

Leah Pena Teeters, PhD
Phone: 3038865271
Email: teeters@colorado.edu


Backup Contact:

Email: gavin.bell@colorado.edu
Gavin Bell, BA
Phone: 3038950151


Location Contact:

Boulder, Colorado 80309
United States

Leah Teeters, PhD
Phone: 303-886-5271
Email: teeters@colorado.edu

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: September 17, 2021

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