Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Girls Who Experienced Weight-related Bullying
- Study HIC#:2000028551
- Last Updated:01/01/0001
Teen girls between 11 and 17 years old who have been bullied because of weight may be eligible to participate in a free and confidential study that will help you cope in a healthy way. Treatment includes weekly meetings for 3 months. This treatment is being delivered remotely/virtually (telehealth phone or video meetings with a clinician). Compensation up to $140. To learn more or see if you are eligible, please contact the TEEN POWER program in the Yale Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research at (203) 785-7210, email@example.com, or fill out our online form at power.yale.edu, to receive a call.
- Age11 years - 17 years
- GenderFemale only
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- Phone Number: 1-203-785-7210
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Trial Purpose and Description
Pilot a new cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for weight-related bullying testing (1) feasibility, (2) acceptability, and (3) initial efficacy.
Inclusion Criteria: To be included, adolescents must:
- Be in the age range ≥11 years old and ≤17 years old;
- Identify as female
- Report experiencing weight-related bullying
- Report current distress about weight-related bullying
- Be otherwise-healthy youth (i.e., no uncontrolled or serious medical conditions);
- Read, comprehend, and write English at a sufficient level to complete study-related materials;
- Be located in the United States and available for participation in the study for 3 months.
Exclusion Criteria: Prospective participants will be excluded if the adolescent:
- Has a medical or psychiatric condition that would require hospitalization or intensive care (e.g., severe anorexia, neurological disorder, psychotic disorders, suicidality);
- Has uncontrolled medical condition(s) (e.g., uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension);
- Is pregnant or breastfeeding;
- Is taking medication(s) or participating in treatment(s) that could influence weight or appetite;
- Is engaged in concurrent treatments that focus on trauma-related stress;
- Began taking hormonal contraceptives less than 3 months prior;
- Has a developmental or cognitive disorder (e.g., autism spectrum disorder);
- Has avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder; or
- Is participating in another clinical research study.