A comparison of five transition programmes for youth with chronic illness in Canada

Child Care Health Dev. 2011 Nov;37(6):815-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01322.x.

Abstract

Adolescents with chronic illnesses who are transferred from the paediatric healthcare setting to adult care often get lost in the system, resulting in poorer long-term health outcomes. The Canadian Pediatric Society and the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine have position papers on the key elements recommended for transition programmes. A comparison of five transition programmes for youth with chronic illness in Canada is presented with a discussion of how they reflect these guidelines. The process used to review the content and effectiveness can provide others with a framework for learning about existing transition programmes to assist them in developing their own.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior*
  • Age Factors
  • Canada
  • Child
  • Child Welfare
  • Chronic Disease*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Models, Organizational
  • Pediatrics
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation / methods*
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Time Factors
  • Transition to Adult Care*