Living with phenylketonuria in adulthood: The PKU ATTITUDE study

  title={Living with phenylketonuria in adulthood: The PKU ATTITUDE study},
  author={Chiara Cazzorla and Giulia Bensi and Giacomo Biasucci and Vincenzo Leuzzi and Filippo Manti and Antonella Musumeci and Francesco Papadia and Vera Stoppioni and Albina Tummolo and Marcella Vendemiale and Giulia Polo and Alberto B. Burlina},
  booktitle={Molecular genetics and metabolism reports},
Dietary treatment is the cornerstone of therapy for phenylketonuria (PKU), but adherence to low- phenylalanine diet progressively decreases after adolescence. We designed a survey to characterize the dietary habits of Italian adult PKU patients and to identify psychological factors influencing disease perception and adherence to diet. Participants to the survey (n = 111; response rate 94%) were asked to complete a structured questionnaire. Patients appeared to have an altered perception and… CONTINUE READING