Contact us:

Weight Management &
Eating Disorders Research Program

Mailing address:
Campus Box 8134
660 S. Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63110

Campus addresses:

11th Floor McDonnell Pediatric Research Building (MPRB)
4905 Children's Place
St Louis, MO 63110

T: 314-286-0076
F: 314-286-2091

Preventing Eating Disorders and Reducing Comorbidity

No longer recruiting

The long-range objective of this study was to refine, evaluate, and disseminate an Internet-based intervention to prevent eating disorders (EDs) and comorbidities in college-age women, by targeting affect improvement and regulation and by adding a maintenance component. Eligible participants were randomly assigned to complete online education courses which specifically target weight and shape concerns, eating behaviors, emotion regulation, coping skills, stress management, and interpersonal relationships over the course of 10 weeks or were assigned to a control group and received the program after the study was completed. Assessments occurred at the start of the study, after the 10 week program, and again at 12 months and 24 months after the first assessment.

Inclusion criteria

  1. Young women between ages 18 and 24
  2. Desire to improve body image and emotion management
  3. Access to the Internet