Život pacientů s celiakií

Title in English Living with celiac disease


Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Ošetřovatelství a porodní asistence
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Other medical specializations
Keywords Gluten-free diet; Celiac disease; Socioeconomic impact; Patients compliance
Description Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease with highly polymorphic image of clinical course, which still belongs among neglected diagnosis, on which, often during the atypical course of the disease is not thought of. By estimate of 40-50 thousand of the Czech population suffer from the disease, but only 10% of them know about their illness. Aim: The aim of the study was to point out what socio-economic impact has disease with celiac on the patient and to find out what is the compliance of patients with celiac disease. Methods: A quantitative survey was used. Data were collected using questionnaire with 22 questions from 139 respondents in October 2008. Results: Celiac affects patients the most in leisure activities (24,1%) in the economic field (23,7%) and in personal life (21,5%) in the social field (15,2%) and business sector (13, 9%). Most of the respondents has no possibility of gluten free diet in the workplace, deliberate violation of occasional dieting was reported by 9 persons. More then half of interviewees considered the information from health care employees immediately after diagnosis as insufficient. Conclusion: Celiac disease is a serious socio-economic problem due to the high cost of gluten free foods and their low availability, particularly away from home. It is advisable to create high quality educational materials, both for the sick and the ones who are caring for individuals or groups (family, patient, team of cooks for school and work sites, etc.) that could make life easier for patients with celiac disease.

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