Picture of Andrea Pappalardo, MDCDIS Faculty Affiliate, Andrea Pappalardo, MD and colleagues published findings on the self-efficacy among caregivers of children with food allergies. The study explored caregiver perceptions of how they cope and handle food allergy related events, as well as caregiver quality of life. In a diverse cohort of 365 caregivers, researchers found that greater self-efficacy was related to improved quality of life regardless of sociodemographic factors, and that caregivers’ perception of risk was lower for those with greater self-efficacy.

Pappalardo AA, Herbert L, Warren C, Lombard L, Ramos A, Asa’ad A, Sharma H, Tobin MC, Choi J, Hultquist H, Jiang J, Kulkarni A, Mahdavinia M, Vincent E, Gupta R. Self-Efficacy Among Caregivers of Children With Food Allergy: A Cohort Study. J Pediatr Psychol. 2022 Jan 26:jsab137. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsab137. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35079803.