Healthy Lifestyle for Couples During the Pandemic: The HCP Study

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About this study


We are looking for COUPLES in which at least one partner is trying to change their diet and/or physical activity habits.  


The main goal of this study is to investigate how different types of couples’ behaviors influence change in eating and physical activity behaviors over time.  


What’s involved?  

You and your partner will be asked to complete: 

– 30-minutes online questionnaires 3 times over the course of 3 months; 

– an online discussion task with your partner;  

– 5-min nightly diary on your lifestyle habits and couples interaction during the day for 2 weeks; 

-Weigh yourself 6 times over the course of 3 months 

The study will be conducted online.Both partners have to participate. Total participation time is about 3.5 hours over the course of 3 months. 

Earn up to $100 as a couple for participating in this study. 

You can participate if either you or your partner are:   

  • Overweight and trying to improve your diet and/or physical activity   


AND you both:  

  • Have been living together for at least one year 
  • Are aged 18 years or older 
  • Are currently living in Canada  
  • Have access to a scale at home to weigh yourself 
  • Speak English or French 
  • Have access to an electronic device allowing videoconferencing 


Individuals who meet any of the following criteria cannot participate in the study: 

  • People with an eating disorder (anorexia or bulimia nervosa) diagnosed by a medical professional 
  • Are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant in the next 6 months   

This research study has been approved by the Concordia University Ethics Committee.

To contact the Office of research:

Phone: 514-848-2424, ext. 4395
Fax: 514-848-4290

To contact the principal investigator, Dr. Jean Philippe Gouin, or a member of his team:

Call: 514-848-2424 x 2284

Informed Consent:

All participants will be made explicitly aware of what their participation entails, any risks and benefits associated with the study, and will be provided with a consent form. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the initial screening and at any point during the study.