More individuals with spina bifida are living into adulthood, and unique challenges arise as they age. These patients have multiple organ system involvement in addition to physical impairments, disabilities, cognitive involvement, and psychosocial challenges. There is a growing need for transitional care for adults with spina bifida. This article explores the 5 key elements for a transition program to adult care: preparation, flexible timing, care coordination, transitional clinic visits, and health care providers who are interested in taking care of adults with disabilities.
Keywords: Adult; Myelomeningocele; Spina bifida; Transition.
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