Instruments have been developed and validated for the measurement of health-related quality of life in patients with food allergy. This guideline has been prepared by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology's (EAACI) Guidelines for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Group. It draws on a systematic review of the literature on quality of life instruments for food allergy and the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation (AGREE II) guideline development process. Guidance is provided on the use of such instruments in research, and the current limitations of their use in clinical practice are described. Gaps in current knowledge as well as areas of future interest are also discussed. This document is relevant to healthcare workers dealing with food-allergic patients, scientists engaging in food allergy research and policy makers involved in regulatory aspects concerning food allergy and safety.

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Murarol, A., Dubois, A. E. J., Dunngalvin, A., Hourihane, J. O. B., de Jong, N., Meyer, R., … Flokstra-De Blok, B. M. J. (2014). EAACI food allergy and anaphylaxis guidelines. Food allergy health-related quality of life measures. Allergy, 69(7), 845–853. doi:10.1111/all.12405