Study short name

Quality of life in children with food allergy study

Study full name

Mapping food allergy specific quality of list instruments to generic paediatric multi-attribute utility instruments to understand economic burden of food allergy

Principle Investigator

Dianne Campbell

Study Investigator

Gang Chen

Administering Institute

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Study Sponsor

Sydney Children’s Hospital Network

Major funding source

funded in part by Investigator Initiated Study (IIS) funding to Monash University via DBV Technologies

Study focus

Quality of Life

Study design


Main study aim

To understand how food allergy affects quality of life, and how to better understand and measure the economic burden of changes in quality of life for food allergic children and their parents and carers.

Additional study information

Quality of Life (QoL) is an important part of evaluating the impact of diseases, treatments and other interventions on the health system. So far, we do not have the tools we need to be able to compare information about the quality of life in children with food allergy with existing information from other areas of health. By asking parents to answer questions about their child’s food allergy and to complete three existing quality of life questionnaires, this study will allow us to directly compare information about quality of life in children with food allergy with information gathered from other areas, which will help us to better understand how to approach the prevention, management and treatment of food allergy. In this study, parents or carers will be asked a few simple questions regarding their child’s food allergy and then asked to complete three separately validated quality of life questionnaires on behalf of their child: the FAQLQ-PF (30 questions), the CHU9D (9 questions) and the AQoL-6D (6 questions).

Study population

Parents or carers of children aged 1-17 years with food allergy.

Study status

Recruitment completed October 2019. Data collection completed October 2019.