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Experiences of double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenges (DBPCFC): a qualitative analysis of mothers' experiences.
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PMID:  20212057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fear and anxiety are recurring problems for parents of food-allergic children. However, no study has described parents' experiences of introducing food to their children after double-blind provocation. Therefore the aim of this study was to investigate mothers' experiences during their child's negative Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Food Challenge (DBPCFC) and the following reintroduction of food. Eight mothers were interviewed and a qualitative content analysis displayed two themes and six subthemes. The first theme, 'living with fear of the unknown', included the subthemes of 'fear of losing control', 'having faith even though fear prevails', 'reintroducing despite fear' and 'fear of causing harm'. In the second theme, the mothers described the challenging process of 're-evaluating earlier experiences' through the sub-themes of 'daring to take new challenges' and 'refraining from new challenges'. Our study indicates that the maternal perspective--not only the professional perspective--needs to be taken into account if mothers are to succeed in the challenging process of reintroducing foods.
Asa Strinnholm; Christine Brulin; Viveca Lindh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-03-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1741-2889     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Health Care     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-28     Completed Date:  2010-06-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9806360     Medline TA:  J Child Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-88     Citation Subset:  N    
University Hospital of Northern Sweden, Ume?, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Diet / psychology
Double-Blind Method
Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis,  psychology*
Interviews as Topic
Middle Aged
Mother-Child Relations*
Mothers / psychology*
Professional-Family Relations
Qualitative Research

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