Centre for Mental Health

Investigating the cardiometabolic profile of anorexia nervosa

This study aims to conduct physical assessment related to the heart and nervous system function to develop a better understanding of cardiovascular risk in this population. We are looking for females with a current or previous diagnosis of anorexia nervosa.

Participant criteria

To participate in the study, you must:

  • have anorexia nervosa OR a previous diagnosis of anorexia nervosa
  • be over 18 years old
  • be female
  • have no history of cardiovascular disease/neurological illness/traumatic brain injury

Study details

As a participant in this study you will be asked to take part in one session of approximately 4 hours at Swinburne University in Hawthorn. Basic medical history will be collected. The session will involve taking some physical measurements, for example your blood pressure, muscle nerve function and markers in your blood and urine. It will provide very useful information to help us to understand any changes that happen to cardiovascular and metabolic function in this disorder.

Participants will be reimbursed with $70 for their time.

How to participate

Contact Zoe Jenkins to participate or for more information: