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BACKGROUND & AIMS Although the incidence of celiac disease (CD) is increasing, studies have been hampered by the lack of validated outcome measures. We sought to create a disease-specific Celiac Symptom Index (CSI) to reliably assess relevant symptoms. METHODS A 36-item questionnaire was created after design by an expert committee and review/revision by(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Celiac disease is an increasingly prevalent disorder. To monitor response to treatment in clinical and research settings, it is essential to accurately measure gluten-free diet (GFD) adherence in a standardized manner. The aim of this study was to develop a valid and reliable Celiac Dietary Adherence Test (CDAT). METHODS Items and(More)
GOALS To determine whether personality traits and psychological characteristics are related to gluten-free diet (GFD) adherence in an adult population diagnosed with celiac disease (CD). BACKGROUND Little research has examined psychological correlates of adherence to the GFD. STUDY One hundred fifty-seven adults with biopsy-confirmed CD on the GFD for(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing numbers of individuals are now being diagnosed with coeliac disease. The only accepted treatment for coeliac disease is lifelong adherence to a strict gluten-free diet (GFD). Individuals' ability to adhere to the GFD varies, but systematic studies guiding the assessment of adherence are currently lacking. AIM We sought to compare the(More)
Celiac disease is an inflammatory disorder in which certain peptides from wheat and related grains trigger and maintain an immune reaction in the small intestine. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are eating disorders that are morbid and, at times, life-threatening forms of psychopathology. Despite a large body of evidence describing the detrimental(More)
OBJECTIVES Poor adherence to mesalamine is common and driven by a combination of lifestyle and behavioral factors, as well as health beliefs. We sought to develop a valid tool to identify barriers to patient adherence and predict those at risk for future nonadherence. METHODS A 10-item survey was developed from patient-reported barriers to adherence. The(More)
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