Recent studies in the USA and Australia have shown changes in student eating behaviours prior to drinking alcohol, such as restricting food intake. This behaviour change has potentially dangerous consequences.
Our research aims to determine whether UK students are engaging in restrictive eating behaviours before alcohol consumption and whether these behaviours are associated with increased alcohol consumption.
Who are we looking for?
To be eligible, participants should:
- be a student at a UK university
- be aged 18 or over
- have consumed alcohol within the past three months
The study involves completing a short online questionnaire in which you will be asked some information about yourself e.g. sex, age, weight, ethnicity, how much you drink, and about your eating behaviours. You will also be asked some questions to assess your current knowledge about the calories present in alcoholic drinks. The survey should take between 10-15 minutes to complete.
Participation in this research study is not reimbursed. However, your participation will greatly contribute to our understanding of behaviours that increase harm from alcohol consumption.
This study will run between 25 March and 30 September 2019.