Pediatric Resident Knowledge, Confidence, and Experience in Transitioning Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

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dc.contributor.author Weeks, Kerri
dc.contributor.author Harris, Kari
dc.contributor.author Bijjula, Ragneel R
dc.contributor.author Ahlers-Schmidt, Carolyn R
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-22T15:08:31Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-22T15:08:31Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/1229
dc.description.abstract Background. The transition from pediatric to adult healthcare is vital to the 17% of adolescents with special healthcare needs (SHCN). Barriers to successful transition exist. The purpose of this study was to assess the baseline knowledge, confidence, and experience of pediatric residents in our state on transitioning adolescents with SHCN from pediatric to adult-oriented health care. Methods. An anonymous, voluntary, self-report survey was distributed electronically via Survey Monkey® to 2011-2012 pediatric residents in the state of Kansas (n = 39). Results. Of 39 pediatric residents, 21 (54%) completed the survey. Most (71%) had two or fewer adolescents with SHCN on their patient panel. Overall, the majority categorized their knowledge (71%) and experience (81%) transitioning adolescents with SHCN as minimal or very minimal. Conclusions. Pediatric residents report a general lack of knowledge, confidence, and experience in transitioning youth with SHCN. Additional training opportunities are needed to overcome the barriers in successful transition planning. en_US
dc.subject.mesh adolescent
dc.subject.mesh health transition
dc.subject.mesh continuity of patient care
dc.subject.mesh health services needs and demand
dc.subject.mesh graduate medical education
dc.title Pediatric Resident Knowledge, Confidence, and Experience in Transitioning Youth with Special Healthcare Needs en_US
dc.type Article en_US
rft.spage 46 en_US
dc.contributor.organization Institution:The University of Kansas Medical Center:KU School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 North Kansas, Wichita, KS 67214-3199, USA. en_US
dc.ispartof.issn 1948-2035
dc.ispartof.issue 2 en_US
dc.ispartof.title Publication::Kansas Journal of Medicine en_US
dc.ispartof.volume 7 en_US

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