Key elements for, and indicators of, a successful transition: an international Delphi study.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_D1412D3EF15D
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Key elements for, and indicators of, a successful transition: an international Delphi study.
Journal
Journal of Adolescent Health
Author(s)
Suris J.C., Akre C.
ISSN
1879-1972 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1054-139X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
56
Number
6
Pages
612-618
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to reach an international consensus to determine what key elements should be part of a transition program and what indicators could be used to assess its success.
METHODS: For this purpose, a Delphi study including an international panel of 37 experts was carried out. The study consisted of three rounds, with response rates ranging from 86.5% to 95%. At each round, experts were asked to assess key elements (defined as the most important elements for the task) and indicators (defined as quantifiable characteristics). At each round, panelists were contacted via e-mail explaining them the tasks to be done and giving them the Web link where to complete the questionnaire. At Round 3, each key element and indicator was assessed as essential, very important, important, accessory, or unnecessary. A 70% agreement was used as cutoff.
RESULTS: At Round 3, more than 70% of panelists agreed on six key elements being essential, with one of them (Assuring a good coordination between pediatric and adult professionals) reaching an almost complete consensus (97%). Additionally, 11 more obtained more than 70% agreement when combined with the Very important category. Among indicators, only one (Patient not lost to follow-up) was considered almost unanimously (91%) as essential by the panelists and seven others also reached consensus when the Very important category was included.
CONCLUSIONS: Using these results as a framework to develop guidelines at local, national, and international levels would allow better assessing and comparing transition programs.
Keywords
Adolescent, Adolescent Health, Adult, Chronic Disease, Consensus, Delphi Technique, Humans, Transition to Adult Care
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Web of science
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12/06/2015 17:30
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20/08/2019 16:51
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