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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Sawicki GS, Garvey KC, Toomey SL
Development and validation of the adolescent assessment of preparation for transition: a novel patient experience measure.
The authors developed an adolescent-reported measure of the quality of health care transition (HCT) preparation received from pediatric health care providers. They found that the Adolescent Assessment of Preparation for Transition (ADAPT) is a reliable, validated instrument measuring the quality of HCT preparation experiences reported by adolescents with chronic disease.
Citation: Sawicki GS, Garvey KC, Toomey SL . Development and validation of the adolescent assessment of preparation for transition: a novel patient experience measure. J Adolesc Health 2015 Sep;57(3):282-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.06.004.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Chronic Conditions, Patient Experience, Quality of Care, Transitions of Care
Wisk LE, Finkelstein JA, Sawicki GS
Predictors of timing of transfer from pediatric- to adult-focused primary care.
The researchers examined the timing of transfer to adult-focused primary care providers (PCPs), the time between last pediatric-focused and first adult-focused PCP visits, and the predictors of transfer timing. They found that most youths are transferring care later than recommended and with gaps of more than a year. They further noted that while youths with chronic conditions have shorter gaps, they may need even shorter transfer intervals to ensure continuous access to care.
AHRQ-funded; HS000063; HS020513.
Citation: Wisk LE, Finkelstein JA, Sawicki GS . Predictors of timing of transfer from pediatric- to adult-focused primary care. JAMA Pediatr 2015 Jun;169(6):e150951. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0951.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Chronic Conditions, Primary Care, Transitions of Care, Young Adults