Rebecca Tyson, Elizabeth LoBuglio, Kristen Rapissi and
Sarah Macios, are physician assistant students in their third year of
study in the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall
University, completing a master’s research project. Together with their
advisor, Dr. Denise Rizzolo, these researchers are seeking to gain
insight on college student’s ability to identify proper portion sizes,
and asses for a correlation between appropriate portion size recognition
and BMI, body mass index, which will be calculated with your weight and
height. The researchers hope this information will help establish
patterns of proper portion size recognition and healthy or elevated BMI.
All students and faculty, 18 years of age or older, who are not
members of the Physician Assistant Program, are eligible to participate
in this study. Your involvement in the study is completely voluntary and
anonymous. Participation in this research activity will entail
completing a survey regarding knowledge of proper portion sizes.
Withdrawal from this study can be done at any time without any penalty.
There are no foreseeable risks associated with the survey. The survey
is expected to take approximately 10 minutes to complete. There are no
direct benefits from participating in this study. The results of this
study may better help to determine whether or not the college population
can adequately choose healthy portion sizes, which is an issue
encountered by people of all ages. The data will be stored by the
principal investigator in a secure, locked site. Completing the survey
is considered voluntary consent to participate in the study.
If you would like to participate in this study, please click here.
The survey will be available from September 14, 2012 – October 31, 2012. We ask that you complete this survey only once.
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