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INFORMED CONSENT FORM
 

Study Title:     Body image perception examined: A comparison of ballet dancers with chronic skin disorders and ballet dancers without chronic skin disorders.

Researcher: Jacqueline Chinappi

Email Address and Telephone Number: jcataldo@capellauniversity.edu 347-938-4302

Research Supervisor: Brianna Eiter. Ph.D.

Email Address:           Brianna.Eiter@Capella.edu   

 

You are invited to be part of a research study.  The researcher is a doctoral candidate at Capella University in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The information in this form is provided to help you decide if you would like to participate in the study. The form describes what you will do during the study and the risks and benefits of the study. 

If you have any questions or do not understand something in this form, please ask the researcher.  I ask that you do not participate in the study until the researcher has answered your questions and you have all of the information necessary to decide to take part in this study. 

 

WHAT IS THIS STUDY ABOUT?

The purpose of the study is to understand the relationship between chronic skin disorder and body image dissatisfaction, particularly with ballet dancer population. 

In addition, stress, social support, and self-esteem will be evaluated in dancers who do and do not have chronic skin disorders as well as non-dancers who do and do not have chronic skin disorders.   

 

How many People WILL BE IN THIS STUDY?

About 111 participants will take part in this study. 

 

Why am I being asked to be in the study?

You are invited to be in the study because you fall into one of the four groups:

Inclusion criteria for eligibility:

Group 1:              

Over 18 years of age
Ballet dancer for at least 5 years
Currently diagnosed with chronic skin disorder
Group 2:

Over 18 years of age
Ballet dancer for at least 5 years
Not currently diagnosed with chronic skin disorder
Group 3:

Over 18 years of age
Non-dancer
Currently diagnosed with chronic skin disorder
Group 4:

Over 18 years of age
Non-dancer
Not currently diagnosed with chronic skin disorder
 

If you are a person that fits within any of the above categories then you are eligible to participate in the study. 

All participants must be over the age of 18.If you do not meet the description above, you are not able to be in the study.

 

Who is paying for this study?

The researcher is a doctoral candidate at Capella University, but is not receiving funds to conduct this study. The researcher will not be paid for conducting the study.

 

WILL IT COST ANYTHING TO BE IN THIS STUDY?

There is no cost to participate in the study. 

 

How long will I be in the study?

If you decide to be in this study, your participation will last about 1 hour.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THIS STUDY?

You will sign an informed consent form detailing the study. After completing the consent form you will be redirected to an online survey to:

Provide personal information about yourself such as age, gender, amount of years diagnosed with chronic skin condition, amount of years dancing.
Complete surveys about body image, stress, social support, and self-esteem.
 

WILL BEING IN THIS STUDY HELP ME?

Being in this study will not help you.  Information from this study might help researchers help others in the future.  

 

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