Quality of Life in Food Allergy Patients and Their Families

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Dec;62(6):1453-61. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2015.07.003. Epub 2015 Sep 8.


Pediatric food allergy is a growing health problem in the United States that has been found to adversely impact the quality of life of both affected children and their caregivers. This article provides a review of how food allergy affects the quality of life of patients and their families within the domains of school, social activities, relationships, and daily life. Efforts to improve food allergy-related quality of life among caregivers are also discussed.

Keywords: Anxiety; Caregivers; Childhood food allergy; Daily life; Quality of life.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living*
  • Child
  • Emotions
  • Family Health*
  • Food Hypersensitivity / physiopathology*
  • Food Hypersensitivity / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Quality of Life*
  • Risk Factors
  • Social Alienation
  • Stress, Psychological / psychology