A pilot study on the health related quality of life of symptomatic pediatric patients with celiac disease

  • Author / Creator
    Samuel, Tarah M
  • Background: Celiac disease affects 1% of the population and the only treatment for CD is life-long adherence to a gluten-free diet, this affects every aspect of life including emotional, social, physical and psychological which in turn has an effect on patient quality of life. Objective: This pilot study is an effort in understanding the quality of life in the pediatric CD population and is a guide for a future, large sample research study. Design & Methods: Thirteen children diagnosed with CD by intestinal biopsy (mean 6 months) and their parent pair were asked to complete a generic QoL questionnaire (EQ-5D-CY) and a disease-specific questionnaire (TACQoL-CD). Results: The overall QoL was higher on the generic questionnaire, while the effects of CD and the GFD resulted in a lower quality of life as determined by the TACQoL-CD. Future research with a large sample at multiple timepoints is imperative.

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    Spring 2011
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    Master of Nursing
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    University of Alberta
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Turner, Justine (Medicine)
    • Norris, Colleen (Nursing)
    • Lasiuk, Gerri (Nursing)
    • Rempel, Gwen (Nursing)