A score that verifies adherence to a gluten-free diet: A cross-sectional, multicentre validation in real clinical life

Federico Biagi, Paola Ilaria Bianchi, Alessandra Marchese, Lucia Trotta, Claudia Vattiato, Davide Balduzzi, Giovanna Brusco, Alida Andrealli, Fabio Cisaro, Marco Astegiano, Salvatore Pellegrino, Giuseppe Magazzu, Catherine Klersy, Gino Roberto Corazza

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Abstract

A dietary interview performed by expert personnel is the best method to check whether patients with coeliac disease follow a strict gluten-free diet (GFD). We previously developed a score based on four fast and simple questions that can be administered even by non-expert personnel. The aim of the present study is to verify the reliability of our questionnaire in a new cohort of patients. The questionnaire has a five-level score. From March 2008 to January 2011, the questionnaire was administered to 141 coeliac patients on a GFD, who were undergoing re-evaluation. The score obtained was compared with persistence of both villous atrophy and endomysial antibodies (EMA). The rate of lower scores was higher among the patients with persistence of either villous atrophy (Fisher's exact, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1884-1888
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Volume108
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 28 2012

Keywords

  • Coeliac disease
  • Endomysial antibodies
  • Gliadin
  • Villous atrophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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