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The Psychosocial Outcomes in Caregivers of Children With Food Allergy

Study Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate use of a mobile application (also commonly referred to as an app) designed to support caregivers of children with newly diagnosed food allergy. This study has 2 phases. In Phase 1, the researchers obtained feedback regarding use of mobile apps from caregivers who have been managing their child's food allergy for one year or more. The researchers then used this feedback to build a mobile app for caregivers of children with newly diagnosed food allergy. In Phase 2, the researchers will evaluate the mobile app during a 4-week evaluation period with a group of caregivers of children newly diagnosed with food allergy. The data obtained from this study will hopefully benefit caregivers of children with newly diagnosed food allergy.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

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Eligible Ages N/A and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Caregiver of child less than or equal to 18 years of age who are newly diagnosed (less than or equal to 90 days from diagnosis) with food allergy(ies).

Exclusion Criteria:

- Caregiver with cognitive impairment/deficit and/or observed lack of understanding during the informed consent process

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

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Medical University of South Carolina
Principal Investigator

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Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

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Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Food Allergy in Children, Caregiver Burnout, Psychosocial Problem, Family Research
Arms & Interventions


Active Comparator: Group 1

Experimental: Group 2


Behavioral: - Enhanced mobile app with standard of care and education

Group 1 will download an enhanced mobile app that will include education and support resources related to food allergy and its management.

Behavioral: - Enhanced mobile app with standard of care, education and support resources

Group 2 will download an enhanced mobile app that will include education and support resources related to food allergy and its management, a symptom monitoring and tracking system that allows mobile app users to log symptoms they may experience as caregivers of children newly diagnosed with food allergy, e.g. fatigue and anxiety, and symptom based interventions (recommendations) that may improve a caregiver's ability to self-manage experienced symptoms.

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Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina




Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina, 29425

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