Determinants of Quality of Care for Adolescents and Young Adults With Chronic Illnesses: A Mixed Methods Study

Al-Yateem, N. et al. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Available online: 15 January 2016

Highlights

•   The findings of this study provide healthcare professionals with a relevant set of care elements and quality determinants that can inform their service while caring for adolescents and young adults especially those with chronic illness.

•   The identified quality determinants are applicable to all clinical settings caring for adolescents and young adults transitioning from childhood to adulthood as the developmental tasks of this stage tend to be similar across cultures.

•   Four determinants of quality essential to health care provided for adolescents and young adults were identified:

•   The provision of adolescent friendly information relating to all aspects of living with CF

•   Services that facilitate and encourage independence

•   Services characterized by structure with the capacity to be both dynamic and responsive

•   Health care professionals knowledgeable and skilled in adolescent specific issues

View the article abstract here

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