publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Food Allergy and Attentional Coping in Adults

Gauchel, Jessica A.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Harvard University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Food allergy affects approximately 9 million adults in the Unites States. The only medically approved treatment is avoidance of the allergenic food. Research has found food allergy to be associated with anxiety, depression, and lower quality of life, but has primarily focused on children. Little research has explored these associations in adults, and even less has examined the relationship between coping and food allergy in adults. Attentional coping is associated with ongoing symptom management for asthma, diabetes, and other illness. This study investigated the relationship between attentional coping and food allergy in adults (n=230) by examining the mean dif...
Subjects
free text keywords: Psychology, General
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