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J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2015;8(1):31-7. doi: 10.3233/PRM-150316.

Health care transition preparation in youth with chronic conditions: working towards translational evidence with a patient perspective.

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1
Department of Nephrology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
2
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
3
Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.
4
Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
5
Department of Psychiatry and The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Abstract

Research in the health care transition (HCT) field has increasingly expanded in the last few decades. However, structured and more intensive examination of this field is needed to provide the best health care practices for youth with chronic health conditions. This commentary includes the views of a young adult with a chronic condition who has graduated to adult-focused services, his parent, and a group of interdisciplinary health providers. We examined the current evidence in the field and suggest prioritizing future directions for research and practice. The key factors in HCT are discussed, along with the current initiatives that are guiding policy, and propose suggestions for how to integrate the current research into practice.

KEYWORDS:

Health care transition; chronic health conditions; future directions; research

PMID:
25737346
DOI:
10.3233/PRM-150316
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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