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Body image research group needs gay, bisexual, male San Diegans

Body image research group needs gay, bisexual, and male subjects.
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Body Pride is conducting research into the LGBT community, specifically gay and bisexual men. The study is aimed at body image among that group and ways to improve it. 

Those chosen to participate in the program could be assessed for up to two years with the potential to earn up to $175 in Amazon gift cards. 

Please see below for more information about the program. If you would like to participate or be contacted about the program, please complete the contact information and screening questions below, and one of our staff members will call you.

What is the purpose of this research?

The purpose of this research is to investigate different approaches to improve body image among adults who identify as gay, bisexual, and male.

Who can participate?

Individuals aged between 18 and 35 years old who identify as gay, bisexual, and male, and who can read and write in English.

What will I be asked to do?

You will also be asked to complete an initial assessment in the lab to determine eligibility, which will last approximately three hours. During this visit, you will fill out online questionnaires about your health, mood, your feelings about your body, and some general demographic information, and you’ll meet with a trained staff member to go over a series of interview questions and measure your height and weight. Eligible participants will then be invited to complete one of two 2-session group-based body image acceptance programs, which have shown to be effective in improving body image. These sessions take place a week apart and will be two hours each. 

Following the group sessions, you will be asked to complete further follow-up assessments, at 1-2 weeks, and at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. Remote options are available for follow-ups if you move out of San Diego.

You will be reimbursed with a $25 Amazon gift card for each completed assessment and will receive an additional $25 Amazon gift card if you complete all assessments. Over the course of the study, you would be paid up to $175 in Amazon gift cards for your participation. We are only able to provide gift cards for assessments, not the group sessions.

How can I participate or get further information about the study?

If you would like to participate or have any further questions about the project, please complete the contact information and screening questions HERE, and one of our staff members will call you.

Do you know someone else who might be interested?

If you know someone who might be interested in participating, please feel free to forward our contact information on to them.

Apply to be in this study by clicking HERE.