Quality of Life and Psychological Distress in the Patient with CD

Claudia Herrera-de Guise, Francesc Casellas


Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic disorder that can impact patients in many ways including their health-related quality of life (HRQOL). There are several factors that can affect HRQOL in CD patients; from manifestations of the disease to the compliance with a gluten-free-diet. Furthermore, there has been a beneficial response to treatment with a gluten-free diet. Measuring HRQOL in celiac disease offers important advantages, not only for healthcare providers and caregivers but also for patients.  The purpose of focusing on HRQOL is to go beyond the presence and severity of symptoms of disease or side-effects of treatment, examining how patients perceive and experience these manifestations in their daily lives. We describe the instruments to measure HRQOL in CD patients and recent studies that evaluate the impact that CD has on patient’s HRQOL.

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celiac disease, health-related quality of life, questionnaires for HRQOL in CD

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