Eating behaviours, physical symptoms, and quality of life.

Title: Eating behaviours, physical symptoms, and quality of life.

Description: The research team is trying to determine how three groups of children and youth are different and similar: (1) children and youth who have a diagnosis of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), (2) children and youth who have a diagnosis of Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders (SSRD) with gastrointestinal symptoms, and (3) children and youth who do not have either diagnosis. We are currently inviting families who have a child between the ages of 4-18 who does not have a diagnosis of ARFID or SSRD to participate in this study. For parents of youth aged 8 years and older: both you and your child will be asked to provide your permission to participate (called “consent/assent forms”). On these forms, you and your child will decide which of you will fill out the questionnaires. It could be parent only, youth only, or both. For parents of children aged 4-7 years: only the parent is asked to provide their permission to participate and fill out the questionnaires.

Specifics: Study Population:
You are invited to participate in this study if your child is between the ages of 4-18 years, is generally healthy, and does not have a diagnosis of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) or Somatic Symptom or Related Disorder (SSRD).

Participant Obligation: (Limited to 250 characters)
Participating in this study involves filling out five questionnaires online, which is expected to take about 30 minutes.

You will be asked to indicate which group you are a part of, please select group C

Location: Online - Vancouver

Project lead: Jennifer Coelho

Study Dates: September 24, 2021 to January 12, 2022

Study Website: https://rc.bcchr.ca/redcap/surveys/?s=T9JKATAPYX