Exploring how body image is measured in autistic adults

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Research Study Description

Research on body image (i.e., how one think and feels toward their body and appearance) in the
Autistic population is currently limited and requires better understanding. To address these limitations,
the purpose of this study is to better understand how body image can be measured in Autistic
individuals.

You will be asked to complete an online survey which will ask you questions about yourself (e.g.,
your age, gender, autism diagnosis). You will then be asked to review a selection of statements about
how you think and feel toward your body and appearance and answer a series of open-ended questions
about these statements. This survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. If you complete the survey, you will be offered a £10 Amazon voucher.

You have been asked to participate in this study because you are aged 18 years and above, are a UK
citizen and resident, and able to complete a survey in English. You have also been asked to participate
because you have received a formal diagnosis of autism (e.g., Autism Spectrum Condition,
Asperger’s Syndrome).

This study is being undertaken as part of a PhD dissertation. The lead researcher of this study is
Phaedra Longhurst. This research will be supervised by Dr Jane Aspell, Professor Viren Swami, and Dr Jennifer Todd.

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