Volunteers needed for a reading experiment: Reading for Anorexia Therapy

Volunteers needed for a reading experiment - Reading for Anorexia Therapy

From September to November 2019, a study on the therapeutic potential of contemporary young adult literature is being conducted at the University of Oxford. The project is investigating the potential of contemporary young adult sport novels to contribute to the future treatment of anorexia nervosa. If you are a healthy person aged 18-30 years old, are interested in sport and fitness, and would be willing to read young adult novels, this may be of interest to you. The project involves reading two contemporary novels (around 16 hours in total), completing pre and post reading health-related questionnaires (about 60 minutes in total), and taking part in an interview (about 15-20 minutes) via Skype (or other video-conferencing software) at the end of the study. If you complete the study (including the interview), you can choose to be entered into a prize draw to win one of three cash prizes. (The prizes will be reimbursed through PayPal so for this you will need to have a PayPal account.)

If you’re interested in taking part, click on the following link: https://oxford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/reading-as-therapy-copy

Key dates and deadlines:

· Start of study: 20 September 2019.

· Link to enter the study and complete first round of questionnaires closes 10 October 2019.

· Both novels must be read by 16 November 2019.

· Link to complete second round of questionnaires closes 20 November 2019.

· Interviewing week: 21-28 November 2019.

If you have any questions, email please email the researchers, Rocío Riestra Camacho and Dr Emily Troscianko, at rocio.riestracamacho@humanities.ox.ac.uk.

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