Childhood peanut allergy affects mothers' quality of life more than fathers'

Peanut allergy (PA) is known to impact on quality of life (QoL) of the sufferer, but little research has focused on all family members.

46 families, who had a child with PA, completed QoL, anxiety and perceived stress (PSS) scales.

Mothers rated their own psychological and physical QoL significantly worse than fathers rated theirs. Children with PA had significantly poorer physical health-related QoL than their siblings.

Mothers report that they have significantly poorer QoL and suffer more anxiety and stress than fathers.

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Impact of peanut allergy on quality of life, stress and anxiety in the family. King RM, Knibb RC, Hourihane JO. Allergy. 2008 Dec 4.
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