Food that makes you different: the stigma experienced by adolescents with celiac disease.

@article{Olsson2009FoodTM,
  title={Food that makes you different: the stigma experienced by adolescents with celiac disease.},
  author={Cecilia Olsson and Phil Lyon and Agneta H{\"o}rnell and Anneli Ivarsson and Ylva Mattsson Sydner},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={976-84}
}
For adolescents with celiac disease (CD), a gluten-free diet (GFD) is crucial for health, but compliance is problematic and noncompliance is common even among those aware of the risks. To better understand their lives with the disease, Swedish CD adolescents were invited to take part in focus group discussions. Data were analyzed for recurrent stigma-related themes across the groups. Adolescents described an awareness of being different from others that was produced by meal appearance and the… CONTINUE READING

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