Factores que limitan la adherencia a la dieta y la calidad de vida en enfermos celiacos chilenos durante COVID-19

Translated title of the contribution: Factors that limit adherence to diet and quality of life in Chilean celiac patients during COVID-19

Alejandra Parada, Espino E. Alberto, Álvaro Reyes, Helga Santibañez

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Abstract

Background. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is highly contagious and dynamic confinement measures have shown to significantly reduce the number of infections, however, they can alter the availability of food, affecting adherence to a gluten-free diet (GFD) and quality of life (QoL) in celiac disease (CD). The objective of this study was to evaluate the limiting factors, adherence to a gluten-free diet and quality of life in people with celiac disease in a COVID-19 pandemic period. Methods. On-line surveys were applied regarding adherence to the GFD, CV, and factors that have generated difficulty in carrying out a GFD in this setting. Results. 216 surveys of celiac patients over 15 years of age were analyzed, of which 91% were women with an average age of 36 + 10.7 years and with 5.8 + 6.0 years of the disease. 56.48% had excellent adherence to the GFD and 43.52% had a good QoL. The high cost of gluten-free foods was the question with the highest response percentage, associated with regular and poor adherence to the GFD (p-value = 0.001) and with poor QoL (p-value = 0.023). Conclusion. In a COVID-19 pandemic period, the cost of food is associated with regular and poor adherence to the GFD and with poor QoL.

Translated title of the contributionFactors that limit adherence to diet and quality of life in Chilean celiac patients during COVID-19
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)54-60
Number of pages7
JournalArchivos Latinoamericanos de Nutricion
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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