I've been a member of BHM for almost 2 years and found this to be THE missing piece in my true recovery from bulimia. I'm an American working in Australia and currently, I am working with an Honours student on a qualitative study of the experiences of recovering from Bulimia Nervosa (Bulimia). We are currently recruiting volunteers who might be willing to participate in an in-depth interview about the recovery process from Bulimia with the aim of gaining a better understanding of how the “occupational experiences”, i.e., activities, routines, habits and environmental changes, influenced recovery from Bulimia. For this first qualitative study, we are seeking to meet 3 - 5 women who consider themselves recovered via SKYPE interview. Future studies will be done annually expanding our criteria of inclusion. Please read below to see if you might be eligible to participate if the idea of contributing to research to understand the recovery from bulimia process is of interest to you.
Specifically, we are looking for a small number of:
• English-speaking women
• aged 28 or older
• with history of diagnosis of only Bulimia Nervosa (no other eating disorder history),
• who received some medical, psychological and/or psychiatric treatment at some point in recovery,
• who assesses herself as recovered from Bulimia Nervosa for a considerable time and
• is willing to share her experience in a confidential, audiotaped, semi-structured interview via SKYPE – the interview will take 1.5 – 2 hours, and can be completed in two parts as needed.
I would appreciate if you could a) consider participating in this study yourself and/or b) share information about this study recruitment to any persons or former clients who might be appropriate and interested. Additionally, feel free to tell other health care professionals or colleagues who work with women recovering from Bulimia about this recruitment. We are intending to complete the interviews via SKYPE therefore participants can live within or outside of Australia. Our goal is to conduct these interviews in June; therefore I'm reaching out to you and others who I have happily discovered are doing good work to combat bulimia. I'm recovered myself after decades of struggle; ultimately it was a coach with the lived experience that made the difference for me.
If you are others are interested in participating or seeking additional information, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about me via BHM posts or via http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/elysa-roberts
Thank you for your help.
Elysa, aka, Lotus-Frog
This project has been approved by the University’s Human Research Ethics Committee, Approval No. H- 2015-0036.
Should you have concerns about the manner in which the research is conducted, it may be given to the researcher, or, if an independent person is preferred, to the Human Research Ethics Officer, Research Office, The Chancellery, The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia, telephone (02) 49216333, email Human-Ethics@newcastle.edu.au.