The happy celiac: An oxymoron or a possibility?

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Abstract

Background: Several international studies, confirmed in Italy too, show a hard presence of socio-relational problems inside the celiac population. Methods: Qualitative study involving persons with celiac disease and their families. 25 individual semi-structured interviews were conducted in three Italian regions. Results: Problems of management of social life for celiac persons are experienced, specially in the fields of: school, work, travels and life outside the home. Conclusion: Chronic illness is a “biographical disruption” [1] and the whole society has to be invested to fight the burden of celiac persons in their possibility of access to public life.

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Esposito, M. (2012) The happy celiac: An oxymoron or a possibility?. Health, 4, 253-258. doi: 10.4236/health.2012.45041.

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