Quality of life in children and teenagers with food hypersensitivity

Heather MacKenzie, Taraneh Dean

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Abstract

Given that food is essential for life and that there is currently no cure for food hypersensitivity (FHS), quality of life is a key outcome measure for those affected. The quality of life of children and teenagers with FHS is particularly important given that they must learn to manage their FHS while also contending with normal developmental challenges. This article will review the current state of quality of life research in this important area, and discusses the impact of FHS on the quality-of-life of children and teenagers, the availability and suitability of disease-specific health-related quality-of-life measures for this population, and the identification of factors that may influence their health-related quality of life. Two previous reviews have been conducted in this area, and this article aims to extend this work by including recent publications and qualitative studies on this topic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-406
Number of pages10
JournalExpert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2014

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