Barriers to Intuitive Eating: How racial and ethnic identification influences acceptance of intuitive eating


Consent to be Part of an IRB Approved Research Study


Title of the Project: Barriers to Intuitive Eating: How racial and ethnic identification influences acceptance of intuitive eating

Principal Investigator: Lillian Rodriguez, Psychology Student

Faculty Advisor: Rebecca Murray, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Invitation to be Part of a Research Study

If you are 18 years old or older, you are invited to participate in a research study being conducted for an independent research project.

What is the study about and why are we doing it?

The purpose of the study is to examine attitudes about Intuitive Eating.

Important Information about the Research Study

Things you should know:

  • Taking part in this research project is entirely voluntary. You don’t have to participate, and you can stop at any time without consequence to you.
  • The results of the study should be available within 6 months and may be obtained by request to

What will happen if you take part in this study?

If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete a demographic questionnaire, read a short testimonial from a woman who engages in Intuitive Eating, and then fill out a brief questionnaire.

We expect this to take about 10 minutes.

What risks might result from being in this study?

Participation in the study is unlikely to cause discomfort or pose any risk to you.

How could you benefit from this study?

Participation in the study will not lead to any direct benefits to you.

Who can profit from the study results?

The results of the study may provide valuable information about barriers to Intuitive Eating.

How will we protect your information?

The results of this study may be published or presented at a scientific meeting, but we will not include any information that could directly identify you.

If you agree to take part in the study, the computer program where the study is housed (PsychData) will automatically assign you a number so you will not use your name. There is no way to associate your participant number with you or your computer. The data are kept indefinitely in the PsychData program.

What will happen to the information we collect

about you after the study is over?

We use your data to complete the independent research study and may use it again as part of future research.

What other choices do I have if I don’t take part in this study?

There are no alternative procedures, but you may withdraw from the study at any time without penalty.

Contact Information for the Study Team if you have Questions

about the Research or Your Rights as a Research Participant

Voluntary Consent

If you are satisfied with the information provided and are willing to participate in this research, please signify your consent by clicking the “Continue” button below.

I acknowledge that I have read and understand the information presented above, and that I may print a copy of this form for my records. I give my voluntary consent to participate in this study.

Continue ONLY when finished. You will be unable to return or change your answers.