Cow's Milk Protein Allergy: A study to explore current practice and knowledge among primary healthcare professionals in Doncaster and Bassetlaw.
PHE ePoster Library. Cribb E. Sep 12, 2019; 274476; 38
Emma Cribb
Emma Cribb
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Abstract Introduction
Cow's milk allergy (CMA) is one of the most common food allergies in the first year of life. Current literature suggests lack of CMA knowledge among primary healthcare professionals which frequently leads to poor recognition and delay in diagnosis. Delayed diagnosis can be associated with short and long term morbidities such as feeding aversion and faltering growth.Aim:The purpose of this study is to assess knowledge and practice among primary healthcare professions in Doncaster and Bassetlaw regarding symptoms and management of CMA and differentiation from other common infantile conditions.Methodology:A questionnaire was constructed using a mixed methods approach exploring previous training, familiarity with CMA guidelines, knowledge of symptoms and treatment of CMA and other common infantile conditions and demand for further training. Each questionnaire was given a total knowledge score based on responses to knowledge questions.
Results
8 GPs and 22 health visitors completed questionnaires. Those with previous CMA training had significantly higher total knowledge scores and were more familiar with CMA guidelines (p=0.002). Participants reporting more awareness and use of CMA guidelines had significantly higher total knowledge scores (p=0.01). Demand for training was high with 100% of respondents requesting more education on CMA and other common infantile conditions.
Conclusion
This is the first study exploring knowledge and practice of CMA in Doncaster and Bassetlaw and highlights previous training led to improved CMA knowledge. The demand for further training is significant and regular training on CMA and other infantile conditions is crucial to improving knowledge and practice. External funding details The study was completed as part of HEE / NIHR ICA Internship scheme with Sheffield Hallam University.
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