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Child Care Health Dev. 2017 Sep;43(5):768-773. doi: 10.1111/cch.12436. Epub 2017 Jan 10.

How to define successful transition? An exploration of consensus indicators and outcomes in young adults with chronic conditions.

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Research Centre Innovations in Care, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

In this short report, we use data from a previous cohort study to explore the relationship between five out of eight consensus indicators for successful transition and patient-reported outcomes in young adulthood.

METHODS:

Data came from a 6-year cohort study that consisted of a survey among 518 young adults with various chronic conditions and a review of their electronic patient records. Associations between five indicators for successful transition and background variables and patient-reported outcomes were explored with Spearman's r. Significant variables were included in stepwise (logistic) regression analyses with transition outcomes as dependent variables.

RESULTS:

The indicators relate to some extent to better healthcare-related transition outcomes, but not to autonomy in participation. The explained variance of the models varied from 9.7% to 26.4%. The change in explained variance after adding indicators varied from 2% to 16%.

CONCLUSIONS:

The challenge of translating the definition of transition into holistic indicators remains. The current consensus indicators are a good start, but there is more to transition than transfer.

KEYWORDS:

indicators; transfer; transition; transition outcomes; young adults

PMID:
28074484
DOI:
10.1111/cch.12436
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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