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Responders Needed for BMI Research
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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.

For more information please contact:
Denise Rizzolo
(973) 313-6395


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