Has your partner undermined or even totally sabotaged your weight-loss effort?
If so, there's still time to participate in an honest-to-goodness, groundbreaking, weight-blasting research project.
A doctoral student at Clark Universiity, Amanda Harp (see MLD blogpost Nov 29, 2011), has already done the first round of data collection. In this second round, she is looking for 35 people to take the survey at http://tinyurl.com/PUBS-WL. To sweeten the pot (dietetically speaking), Ms Harp is offering a chance to win a gift card worth at least $25.
If you can answer yes to all four of the following inclusion criteria questions, then consider taking her survey so she can complete her dissertation. We can help Amanda become Dr. Amanda Harp!
1) Are you at least 18 years of age?
2) Have you been participating in a weight loss program for the past consecutive 5 weeks?
3) Have you been in a committed, cohabitating relationship for the past two years?
4) Do you ever feel like your partner/spouse gets in the way of your weight loss?
If so, you're invited to participate in an anonymous, online survey:
This survey should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Responses cannot be traced back to participants. Any question may be left unanswered. Participation is voluntary and may be withdrawn at any time. Upon survey completion, you will be provided with an email address and subject line to enter a drawing for 1 of 10 gift cards (one $100 card and nine $25 cards).
Please direct questions about this study to Ms Harp (email@example.com) or Dr. Cordova (firstname.lastname@example.org)"