Food allergy in young adults: perceptions and psychological effects.

@article{Lyons2004FoodAI,
  title={Food allergy in young adults: perceptions and psychological effects.},
  author={Antonia C. Lyons and Emer M E Forde},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={497-504}
}
Although food allergy can have serious health consequences, little is currently known about people's perceptions of food allergy. The present study examined the differences in awareness and perceptions of food allergy and anxiety between young people with and without a food allergy. Participants completed a questionnaire which asked about their perceptions and knowledge of allergies, perceived health competence and anxiety. Of the 162 participants 24 reported they were allergic to at least one… CONTINUE READING