Does a public health approach increase adherence with food allergy prevention guidelines?

Sandra Vale

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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The updated Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) allergy prevention guidelines (ASCIA Guidelines) encourage common food allergen introduction by one year of age to reduce food allergy prevalence. This research aimed to determine if a public health approach to implementing the ASCIA Guidelines would increase parental adherence without impacting infant anaphylaxis rates. This research successfully catalogued and quality-appraised 28 allergy prevention guidelines; identified a brand identity, key messages and a mechanism to promote the ASCIA Guidelines and developed a novel tool that increased parental adherence with the ASCIA Guidelines, shown to be safe according to infant anaphylaxis monitoring.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Salter, Sandra, Supervisor
  • Murray, Kevin, Supervisor
  • Clifford, Rhonda, Supervisor
  • Campbell, Dianne, Supervisor, External person
  • Netting, Merryn J., Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date26 Apr 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022


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