Validation of transition readiness assessment questionaire in Turkish adolescents with diabetes

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KIZILER E., Yildiz D. , Fidanci B. E.

Balkan Medical Journal, vol.35, no.1, pp.93-100, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/balkanmedj.2016.1415
  • Title of Journal : Balkan Medical Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-100


Background: Today, more than 90% of adolescents with chronic conditions survive into adulthood and move from pediatric care to adult care for the management of their chronic illness. It is important to grant autonomy and ensure that adolescents/young adults are ready to use the adult health care system prior to the transfer of care. However, the lack of a transition readiness assessment tool that is validated, patient-centered, and appropriate to developmental differences in pediatric care is a major obstacle for the transition of care from pediatric services to adult services.