Validation of transition readiness assessment questionaire in Turkish adolescents with diabetes


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

Balkan Medical Journal, cilt.35, ss.93-100, 2018 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/balkanmedj.2016.1415
  • Dergi Adı: Balkan Medical Journal
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.93-100

Özet

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.