Living with coeliac disease: a grounded theory study.

  title={Living with coeliac disease: a grounded theory study.},
  author={Clare L Rose and Ruth Howard},
  journal={Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association},
  volume={27 1},
BACKGROUND Coeliac disease can be controlled only through adherence to a gluten-free diet. This diet is highly restrictive and can be challenging to maintain. It has been linked with elevated levels of psychological distress, including depression, anxiety and social phobia. METHODS Narratives on living with coeliac disease were written by 130 adult members of Coeliac UK (mean age 52.7 years; mean time since diagnosis 10.2 years; 67% sample female; 28% male). Qualitative analysis using… CONTINUE READING
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