ERIC Number: EJ978185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Don't Forget to Pack My EpiPen[R] Please: What Issues Does Food Allergy Present for Children's Starting School?
Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, v37 n2 p56-61 Jun 2012
Food allergy impairs the health-related quality of life of both the affected children and their families. In particular, parents and children become anxious about the potential risks and consequences of food allergy, including disruptions in families' and children's social activities, the need for constant vigilance, children's safety, and the daily management of children's health and illnesses. These anxieties tend to increase during children's transition to school because of the increased risks outside the home, as outlined in the review of literature in the present paper. However, there is a gap in research on the concerns and support needs of families and children when starting school. Attention to parents' and children's needs and concerns is vital to ease their smooth transition to school.
Descriptors: Allergy, Food, Young Children, Child Health, Risk, Incidence, Well Being, Quality of Life, Anxiety, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia