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A Study into the Effect of Juicing on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Version 1; 16/11/15

Dear Participant,

I would like to invite you to take part in a research study. Before choosing to be a volunteer for this study however, it is important that you understand why the research is being done and what it would involve for you. Please take some time to read the following information carefully and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email.

Purpose of the Study

The purpose of this study is to look into the possible effects that a Jason Vale Super Juice Diet has on people who suffer with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It has been documented in some scientific literature that certain diets such as Juice Diets can possibly have a positive influence on reducing the symptoms of some conditions. Based on this knowledge as well as the apparent success of Jason Vale’s Super Juice Diet in helping people with certain chronic conditions (Super Juice Me; Documentary), this study was created in order to try and objectively measure these possible effects.
The purpose of this study is to gain further knowledge into how some chronic conditions may be benefitted by certain diets and to aid future research in developing diets for some chronic conditions.

What do I need to know?

Before volunteering to be a participant in this study here are some things you need to know:

Why Me?

·         You have been invited to take part in this research because you have tried Jason Vale's Super Juice Diet either to help with your IBD or as someone without a chronic condition.

What do I have to do?

·         Read this information sheet!

·         The research is questionnaire based which means you will simply be asked to complete a selection of questions

·         The questionnaire should only take around 5-10 minutes

·         Your information will be kept completely confidential as we do not take your name keeping the data anonymous. However if you do feel that after completing the questionnaire you no longer want to take part do not submit the answers, as once the data is submitted it is anonymous and so you will not be able to retrospectively withdraw your answers.

·         By completing and returning your questionnaire this implies that you are consenting for us to use the data you have supplied in this study.

·         If you have any problems/complaints with this study please don’t hesitate to contact either the researcher or the supervisor (emails below) for further information/advice

What are the possible benefits of taking part?

·         By taking part we cannot promise the study will help you however the information you provide in this research may help to improve the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Further Information and Contact Details:

·         The research has been approved by the undergraduate research module ethics sub-group for my degree at the University of South Wales.

·         The lead researcher is Bethan Bull and can be contacted via email; beth-b.x@live.co.uk

·         The research project supervisor is Lee McCarthy and can be contacted via email; lee.mccarthy@southwales.ac.uk