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Celiac disease: parental knowledge and attitudes of dietary compliance.
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PMID:  2296499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Parents of 43 children with celiac disease, 28% of whom were classified as noncompliant, were interviewed. The knowledge, attitudes, and dietary behavior of parents of compliant patients were compared with those of noncompliant patients. Parents of compliant patients are better educated and from a higher social class. Although objective knowledge of the disease is similar in both groups, parents of compliant patients consider themselves adequately informed about the disease and are better able to choose gluten-free items from a menu. Parents of compliant patients are less worried about health in general but are more concerned with possible adverse effects celiac disease might have on the future of their children. Parents of both groups are not significantly different with regard to their understanding of the diet, the tendency to use medical care, and the perception of barriers to compliance or social support. It was concluded that to increase dietary compliance in celiac patients, parents should be guided mainly by the following three purposes: (1) enhancing their subjective evaluation of their own knowledge of celiac disease; (2) improving their practical ability to handle a menu; (3) increasing their anxiety regarding possible long-term adverse effects.
O Anson; Z Weizman; N Zeevi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0031-4005     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-14     Completed Date:  1990-02-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  98-103     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Sociology of Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion, University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Celiac Disease / diet therapy*
Child Behavior
Child, Preschool
Educational Status*
Parents / psychology*
Patient Compliance*

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