Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Pediatrics
  • Family Medicine

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • Residency:University of Toronto (2007) ONCanada
  • Medical Education:University of Toronto (2003) Canada
  • Board Certification: Family Medicine, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (2007)

Publications

All Publications


  • The Impact of Food Allergies on Quality of Life PEDIATRIC ANNALS Bacal, L. R., Nadeau, K. C. 2013; 42 (7): 141-145
  • The impact of food allergies on quality of life. Pediatric annals Bacal, L. R. 2013; 42 (7): 141-145

    Abstract

    CME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES 1. Recognize and appreciate the impact of food allergies on psychosocial health. 2. List the factors that have been shown to negatively affect health-related quality of life. 3. Understand how physicians can directly help to improve a child's quality of life while living with food allergies. Food allergy is a serious problem affecting a growing number of children worldwide. There is a large body of evidence supporting the detrimental effects that food allergy can have on a child's quality of life. With validated tools, we can identify these children and focus on how to protect, guide, and help them to live a safe life. Recent research articulates how food allergies impact health-related quality of life (HRQL). There are studies reported from the child's perspective, as well as studies reported from the parent's perspective. With the development of validated disease and age-specific questionnaires, researchers can reliably gather data on the psychological aspect of children with food allergies. The purpose of this article is to provide a review of the literature examining the psycho-social impact of food allergies on children. This article was designed to outline suggestions to help physicians care for the whole child - both mind and body.

    View details for DOI 10.3928/00904481-20130619-12

    View details for PubMedID 23805962

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