If you have struggled with your weight in the past or have been fortunate enough to have had no weight issues, the Nepean Weight and Behaviour Project would love to hear from you.
Working with all local health districts across Sydney, including Western Sydney Local Health District, the project team is looking into whether the pattern of body weight (being under weight, normal weight, overweight or obese) is associated with particular behavioural characteristics which may have implications for mental health.
The anonymous survey takes five to 10 minutes and will help researchers understand the relationship between weight and behaviour. Research has shown some behavioural conditions often go unrecognised in people who are overweight or obese.
The study is open to staff, patients and to the general public; we want to hear from anyone and everyone who has access to a mobile phone and the internet,” said project lead and University of Sydney PhD Candidate, Hazer Khalifa.
You are eligible to take part in the study if you have access to a device with internet and are able to estimate your current height and weight.
The survey will close once the response target has been met.