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Qualité de vie des parents d'enfant atteint d'allergie alimentaire

Abstract : Background : food allergy affects 4 to 8 % of children, and its management requires from parent considerable time and vigilance, which is stressfull. The impact of this disease on parent's health-related quality of life has not been well studied.Objectives : main objective was to assess quality of life in parents with a food allergic child, others objectives were to assess parents knowledge of their child food allergy and to identify determinants of parent's quality of life.Methods : 100 Parents of food allergic children from a university-based allergy practice completed the generic instrument SF-36 and a questionnaire that evaluated their knowledge of their child's food allergy. Results : compared with french established norms, women aged 25-44 scored lower in mental scales. Parents' knowledge is excellent. Detrminants are parental characteristics : sex and comorbidity, children' characteristic : number of school-aged children, allergy's characteristic : clinical signs, emergency kit, carriyng self-injectableepinephrine and knowledge. Conclusions : quality of life of parents with a food allergic child is quite good. It might be due to coping strategies. Parental education is essential. Nethertheless, parents' quality of life's evolution is unknowned.Further study is needed to determine more detailed effects of diagnosis of food allergy on parents quality of life and the evolution of quality of life.
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Clotilde Latarche. Qualité de vie des parents d'enfant atteint d'allergie alimentaire. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2006. ⟨hal-01733289⟩



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