Monday, 3 November 2014

COP3 - QUESTIONNAIRES FOR SYEDA

Below shows three sets of questions which have been carefully worded and put together in preparation for my visit to SYEDA tomorrow. One has been put together for Mike, whilst the other two are for both patient and carer, and are to be given out and completed anonymously in the support groups which run throughout the week. These will then be sent back to me for analysis and use in my dissertation. I am curious to see whether charities have noticed a rise in eating disorders due to the media, and the commercialisation of female bodies. 

Questions for SYEDA:

Have you noticed a rise in the number of patients within the past 10 years?

Have you noticed a rise in the number of male patients?

Do you think that the commercialisation of women has had an impact on eating disorders?

What do you find the most common cause/influence of eating disorders to be?

How do you think the public could be made more aware of eating disorders and it’s causes/influences/treatment?

How do you think the fashion industry has affected eating disorders?

Do you think patients are influenced by magazines, and if so what in particular?

Do you believe that magazines glamorise images of the female body in a negative way?

What in particular do you think can be harmful to women who are worried about their body image?

Why do you think people try to compare themselves to images they have seen in magazines of celebrities or models?

Do you think children are becoming more affected by eating disorders younger because of the availability of media images?

Patient Questions:

Do you feel pressured to look a particular way due to the media/fashion industry? 

Would you say the media/fashion industry has had an influence/impact on your eating disorder? And if so, in what way? 

What do you feel has influenced your eating disorder?

From the illustrations shown below, which body shape do you view yourself as? And, which do you see as the ideal body shape?
(Please simply write below the illustrations – myself or ideal)


Carer Questions:

Do you think the media/fashion industry has had an influence on your son/daughters development of an eating disorder? And if so, in what way?

Do you think that the commercialisation of women has had an impact on eating disorders? 

How do you think the public could be made more aware of eating disorders and it’s causes/influences/treatment?

Do you believe that magazines glamorise images of the female body in a negative way?


What is your personal opinion on the correlation between the rise in number of eating disorders, and the subsequent rise of advertising, media and the fashion industry?

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