Page 1: Participant information sheet and consent form

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION SHEET

An investigation into the relationships between nutritional knowledge and the risk of developing eating disorders in professional and recreational dancers 

You have been invited to take part in this research project, because you are 18 or older and currently practising Ballet, Jazz or/and Contemporary dance, either from a recreational or professional approach.  Before participating, read the information below carefully, so you can decide whether to participate or not.

The purpose of this research is to investigate the relationships between the nutritional knowledge and the risk to suffer from an eating disorder in professional and recreational dancers. Obtaining an in-depth understanding of how dancers’ nutritional knowledge and other factors (e.g. demographic features, level of dance, amount of training) influence their eating behaviours. 

In case that you agree to take part in this research you will be requested to respond a survey that will take you maximum 30 minutes to complete. The survey contains 3 sections:

  1. Demographic and relevant dance information
  2. Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26)
  3. General Nutrition Knowledge Questionnaire (GNKQ) 

This survey is part of a postgraduate research project carried on by Claudia Torras Casas (St. Mary’s University Master student) and supervised by Ana Anton-Solanas. The data will be stored and analysed in order to obtain the results of the research, and finally will be written in the dissertation. Nonetheless, your answers will remain anonymous and your personal details will not be utilized. The information you provide will be protected in accordance to the Data Protection Act 2018. 

In case that you decide to participate in the research, you will have the opportunity to receive a summary of the study by contacting the researcher. On the contrary, if you no longer want to participate, you can close your browser at any time. However, once you submit your responses, it will not be possible to withdraw them, as your participation is anonymous. 

For further information contact me using the details below. 

Researcher email address: 195870@live.stmarys.ac.uk 

Supervisor email address: ana.anton-solanas@stmarys.ac.uk

Please click Yes if you agree to take part in the above research, you have read the participant information sheet and you are 18 or older, currently practising any of the dance genres specified above.