Journal of Allergy / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Quality of Life, Stress, and Mental Health in Parents of Children with Parentally Diagnosed Food Allergy Compared to Medically Diagnosed and Healthy Controls

Table 2

Quality of life, anxiety, depression, and stress mean scores (standard deviations) for parents of children with and without food allergy.

No-allergy group
M (SD)
Allergy group
M (SD)

Overall QoL3.76 (.98)3.75 (.96)
Overall health related QoL3.59 (.89)3.65 (.90)
Physical QoL26.41 (4.28)25.42 (5.60)
Psychological QoL21.29 (3.97)20.57 (4.05)
Social QoL10.67 (2.35)10.10 (2.53)
Environmental QoL28.70 (4.80)28.21 (5.71)
Perceived Stress Scale24.61 (7.09)28.15 (6.98)
HADS anxiety8.38 (4.71)10.46 (4.74)
HADS depression6.42 (4.85)8.79 (5.23)

Medical and parental diagnosis groups combined.

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