Provider Beliefs, Practices, and Perceived Barriers to Dietary Elimination Therapy in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Joy W. Chang*, Kara Kliewer, David A. Katzka, Kathryn A. Peterson, Nirmala Gonsalves, Sandeep K. Gupta, Glenn T. Furuta, Evan S. Dellon

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION:Despite effective dietary treatments, physicians prefer medications for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).METHODS:We conducted a web-based survey of providers to assess the perceived effectiveness, practice patterns, and barriers to EoE dietary therapy.RESULTS:Providers view diet as the least effective treatment. The greatest barrier was the belief that patients are disinterested and unlikely to adhere (58%). With less access to dietitians (56%), nonacademic providers often manage diets without dietitian guidance (41%).DISCUSSION:Given high patient acceptance for diets and multiple treatment options for EoE, clinicians need evidence-based knowledge on EoE diets, access to dietitians, and awareness of patient preferences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2071-2074
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume117
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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