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An assessment of the mental health care needs and utilization by families of children with a food allergy.
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PMID:  23188919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The present study aimed to examine whether caretakers of children with a food allergy experience distress and to determine their family's mental health-care needs and utilization. An anonymous survey was given to a sample of 454 caretakers during conferences hosted by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. Overall, 32 percent of caretakers reported above threshold levels of distress while 70 percent stated that mental health support would have been helpful, but only 23 percent sought it. Even when mental health support was desired and available, few received it. Routine discussion of mental health needs with families receiving medical care may help address barriers to utilization.
Authors:
Rachel A Annunziato; Eyal Shemesh; Christopher C Weiss; Genevieve N Izzo; Christine D'Urso; Scott H Sicherer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1461-7277     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Fordham University, USA.
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