Published in IJCP
Psychosocial Impacts as Predictors of Compliance in Celiac Disease
December 11, 2018 | Dhan Raj Bagri, Rk Gupta, Priyanshu Mathur
Celiac disease is an immune-mediated disease due to gluten and related prolamins in genetically susceptible individuals.
The only option of treatment is lifelong gluten-free diet (GFD). Strict adherence to GFD may be difficult in children and
adolescents due to psychosocial factors. A study evaluated the impact of celiac disease and GFD on social interactions of
children with celiac disease and their families, in the backdrop of aim to identify predictors of barriers affecting compliance
to GFD. Three types of psychosocial impacts as predictors of barriers to compliance were noted - those caused by effect of
celiac disease on feelings of children suffering from celiac disease; barriers derived from parent’s attitude; and those derived
from child’s attitude.