Transition from paediatric to adult care: what makes it easier for parents?

TitreTransition from paediatric to adult care: what makes it easier for parents?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSurís, J-C, Larbre, JP, Hofer, M, Hauschild, M, Barrense-Dias, Y, Berchtold, A, Akré, C
JournalChild: Care, Health and Development
Date Published01/2017
ISBN Number1365-2214 (ISSN Electronic) 0305-1862 (linking)
Accession NumberPMID:27625071
Mots-clésAdolescence, Adolescent, Adolescent Health Services/organization & administration, Adolescent Health Services/standards, Attitude to Health, Chronic Disease/therapy, chronic illness, Feasibility Studies, Female, Health Services Research/methods, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Parents, Parents/psychology, Patient Care Team/organization & administration, Pilot Projects, Social Class, Switzerland, Transition, Transition to Adult Care/organization & administration, Transition to Adult Care/standards

OBJECTIVE: To assess differences between parents of adolescents with chronic illness (CI) going through a self-reported easy or difficult transfer.METHODS: Seventy-two parents of CI youths who had already transferred to adult care were divided according to whether they considered that the transfer had been easy (n = 45) or difficult (n = 27). We performed a bivariate analysis comparing both groups and variables with a significance level < .1 were included in a logistic regression. Results are presented as adjusted odds ratio (aOR). RESULTS: Over one third of parents (27/72) reported a difficult transfer. At the multivariate level, higher socioeconomic status (aOR: 7.74), parents feeling ready for transfer (aOR: 6.54) and a good coordination between teams (aOR: 7.66) were associated with an easy transfer. CONCLUSIONS: An easy transfer for parents is associated with feeling ready and considering that the coordination between teams is good. Health providers should consider these requisites for a successful transfer.


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