Women's Body Initiative Study

Study Type

Women's Health

Study Purpose

This pilot study seeks to test the acceptability and feasibility of the Women's Body Initiative as a preliminary step toward examining the effects of this program.

About the Study

The Women's Body Initiative is a program designed to promote positive body image in adult women 22 years of age and older. Pressure to conform to the thin-young ideal standard of beauty may be greater for this population who may aspire to meet both aspects of the ideal.  The field currently lacks research in this area.

Participants will attend 4 group sessions over a 4-week period. There will be a one month follow-up visit to complete post-test questionnaires. 

Study Design

Number of visits:

  • 4 group sessions held at Pennington Biomedical
  • 1 follow-up session at Pennington Biomedical

Study Qualifications

Women 22 years of age and older who are able to attend group sessions and can complete questionnaires will be eligible to participate.

Study Duration

2 months


There is no compensation for this study.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for the Women’s Body Initiative Pilot study, call (225) 763-2789.


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