Quality of Life among Caregivers of Food-Allergic Children

To deepen our understanding of the burden that childhood food allergy places on parents and caregivers, we surveyed 1,126 US parents.  We found the effect of food allergy on parents’ lives vary widely with one exception: most parents were troubled by social limitations because of their child's food allergy. Parents who knew more about food allergy and parents whose children had been to the ED for food allergy in the past year, had multiple food allergies, or were allergic to milk, wheat, or egg were worse off. This shows the diverse experience of caring for a child with food allergy and the importance of considering the severity of disease when understanding parental burden.  CLICK HERE for more information.