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Research Opportunity: The experience of living with and supporting a person with an eating disorder

An exploration of the experience of living with and supporting a person with an eating disorder: A partner’s perspective

My name is Patricia O’Connor. I am a PhD student at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin and am currently undertaking a research study.

This study aims to build on the very small amount of knowledge that currently exists on partners’ experience of living with someone with an eating disorder

  • Are you in a relationship where your partner has an eating disorder?
  • Are you with your partner for more than 6 months and are currently living with them?
  • Are you over the age of 18 years?
  • Do you speak English?
  • Would you be willing to share your experiences as part of a research study

If you can answer yes to these questions, I would like to hear your story.

How do I volunteer to take part or get more information? 

Use the contact details below to leave a phone number and I will get back to you to discuss the study at a date/time that is suitable for you.

Anonymity and confidentiality assured.

This study has research ethics approval from The Faculty of Health Sciences Ethics Committee, Trinity College Dublin

Patricia O’Connor 087 6952304