Keywords

pediatric to adult transition care, chronic disease, toolkit, transfer of care, adolescents, youth and young adults

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to develop an easy-to-use transition toolkit for clinics serving children and young adults with chronic illnesses who are transitioning from a pediatric model of care to an adult model of care. GotTransition’s six core elements served as a guiding framework for the toolkit. The toolkit was developed through an iterative process with substantial stakeholder input. Stakeholders included patient, parents, clinicians, and transition care experts. Project evaluation data were gathered from clinic stakeholders using a quantitative post-then survey based on GotTransition’s six core elements of transition care, as well as three open-ended questions. All six clinics that implemented the transition toolkit during the project timeframe participated in the evaluation. Paired sample T-tests and effect sizes were used to detect differences in the participating clinics’ implementation of GotTransition’s six core elements of care transition before and after adopting the toolkit. A large effect sizes (

Document Type

Master's Project

Publication Date

2022-06-13

Language

English

College

Nursing

Department

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Graduate Student

Course

NRS 698R

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