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Parents' perceptions are that their child's health-related quality of life is more impaired when they have a wheat rather than a grass allergy

Borres, Nora; Nilsson, Nora; Drake, Isabel LU ; Sjölander, Sigrid; Nilsson, Caroline LU ; Hedlin, Gunilla and Nordlund, Björn (2017) In Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics 106(3). p.478-484
Abstract

Aim: It is unknown whether food allergies have greater impact on quality of life than respiratory allergies. This study compared health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children allergic to wheat or grass. Methods: We surveyed 63 children with wheat allergies (median age of five) and 72 with grass allergies (median age 12), with their parents. The Child Health Questionnaires for parents (CHQ-PF28) and children (CHQ-CF87) were applied. Results: The parents of children in the wheat group recorded significantly lower CHQ-PF28 scores for the impact of their child's allergy on general behaviour, general health perceptions, parental impact of emotions and time and family activities, than the parents of children with grass allergies (p... (More)

Aim: It is unknown whether food allergies have greater impact on quality of life than respiratory allergies. This study compared health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children allergic to wheat or grass. Methods: We surveyed 63 children with wheat allergies (median age of five) and 72 with grass allergies (median age 12), with their parents. The Child Health Questionnaires for parents (CHQ-PF28) and children (CHQ-CF87) were applied. Results: The parents of children in the wheat group recorded significantly lower CHQ-PF28 scores for the impact of their child's allergy on general behaviour, general health perceptions, parental impact of emotions and time and family activities, than the parents of children with grass allergies (p values ≤0.001). However, parents in the grass group recorded lower scores for the change in health item than the parents of children with wheat allergies (p = 0.020). In the grass group, children and parents reported similar scores for the different questions, but there was poorer correlation between parents and children in the wheat allergy group. Conclusion: HRQoL was lower in children with wheat than grass allergies according to parental reports, with more consistent perceptions of HRQoL among parents and children in the grass allergy than wheat allergy group.

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Grass allergy, Health-related quality of life, Parental perceptions, Wheat allergy
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Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
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106
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3
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478 - 484
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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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  • scopus:85007358301
  • wos:000397404700024
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0803-5253
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10.1111/apa.13688
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>Aim: It is unknown whether food allergies have greater impact on quality of life than respiratory allergies. This study compared health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children allergic to wheat or grass. Methods: We surveyed 63 children with wheat allergies (median age of five) and 72 with grass allergies (median age 12), with their parents. The Child Health Questionnaires for parents (CHQ-PF28) and children (CHQ-CF87) were applied. Results: The parents of children in the wheat group recorded significantly lower CHQ-PF28 scores for the impact of their child's allergy on general behaviour, general health perceptions, parental impact of emotions and time and family activities, than the parents of children with grass allergies (p values ≤0.001). However, parents in the grass group recorded lower scores for the change in health item than the parents of children with wheat allergies (p = 0.020). In the grass group, children and parents reported similar scores for the different questions, but there was poorer correlation between parents and children in the wheat allergy group. Conclusion: HRQoL was lower in children with wheat than grass allergies according to parental reports, with more consistent perceptions of HRQoL among parents and children in the grass allergy than wheat allergy group.</p>},
  author       = {Borres, Nora and Nilsson, Nora and Drake, Isabel and Sjölander, Sigrid and Nilsson, Caroline and Hedlin, Gunilla and Nordlund, Björn},
  issn         = {0803-5253},
  keyword      = {Grass allergy,Health-related quality of life,Parental perceptions,Wheat allergy},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {478--484},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd},
  series       = {Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics},
  title        = {Parents' perceptions are that their child's health-related quality of life is more impaired when they have a wheat rather than a grass allergy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apa.13688},
  volume       = {106},
  year         = {2017},
}