Educational tool for mothers of young children with food allergy: randomised controlled trial
We present the findings of a preliminary evaluation of a novel educational tool to improve food allergy (FA)-specific self-efficacy, quality of life (QoL) and anxiety levels in mothers of newly diagnosed infants and toddlers. Receiving a diagnosis of FA in young children is associated with fear and anxiety and decreased QoL among parents.1-4 A heightened perception of the risk of severe accidental reactions drives self-imposed social and dietary restrictions, often beyond what is needed for safety.2, 3 There is a lack of evidence-based strategies to improve parent well-being. A recent systematic review (SR) of interventions for parents of children with FA reported that few studies were methodologically sound,4 suggesting an urgent need for evidence-based easy-to-use tools.
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Data Availability StatementThe data that support the findings of this study are openly available in Open Science Framework at https://osf.io/nfk4q/?view_only=b12794c1f0e24512915807c92c0c24e2
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Published CitationCrealey M, de Holanda Coelho GL, Byrne A, Dunn Galvin A. Educational tool for mothers of young children with food allergy: randomised controlled trial. Clin Exp Allergy. 2023;53(11):1219-1221.
Publication Date29 August 2023
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc
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