Derby British Science Association

Science and Engineering in Derby and Derbyshire

Living with food allergy: Its impact on quality of life

Dr. Rebecca Knibb, Department of Psychology, University of Derby

Food allergy affects around 5% of children and the incidence has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is currently no cure for food allergy and management is restricted to avoidance of the implicated food and emergency treatment of symptoms caused by accidental ingestion.  The constant vigilance required to avoid food allergens has a huge impact on the daily lives of patients and their families.

This talk will cover the issues faced by families living with food allergy and review the latest research focusing on the quality of life of patients and their families.  Ways in which quality of life is currently being assessed will be discussed alongside possible methods of improving quality of life for those living with food allergy.

13th October 2009
18:45 to 20:00
Room N103
University of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB


About Wyken Seagrave

Author of books and websites about the history of the universe including the history of the universe, Time Crystal and many other sites, as listed on his blog.

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