You are invited to participate in a study conducted by Shannon O’Callaghan; a student of MSc Abnormal and Clinical Psychology at Swansea University.
Body image can influence our lives tremendously and can subsequently impact our diet or exercise routine. Pregnancy is a memorable and significant experience for all, for some this is positive and for others this is negative; for some pregnancy can severely impact body image. This study aims to gather information upon body image during pregnancy and subsequent exercise participation. The study will use a questionnaire to explore one’s body image during pregnancy, exercise participation and the potential influence of social media.
You will be asked to complete a short online questionnaire; all participants will remain anonymous for the duration of this study. The questionnaire should take around 15 minutes; please answer honestly as there are no right or wrong answers.
All the data obtained will be confidential to the study. You will be identified via a participation number, not by name. Please note that because the data will be made anonymous, it will not be possible to identify and remove your data at a later date, should you decide to withdraw from the study. Therefore, if at the end of this research you decide to have your data withdrawn, please let us know before you leave. An analysis of the information will form part of our report at the end of the study and may be presented to interested parties and published in scientific journals and related media. Note that information presented in any reports or publications will be anonymous.