Transition to adult care for adolescents with diabetes - a national survey

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559008
Title:
Transition to adult care for adolescents with diabetes - a national survey
Authors:
Letshwiti, JB; Scully, PC; Quinn, A; O Gorman, C
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559008
Abstract:
Currently, there are no national guidelines on transition from paediatric to adult services for children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) in Republic of Ireland. There are 19 hospitals in Republic of Ireland looking after children with T1DM. Seventeen have a designated clinic for children with T1DM. Ten have a transition clinic for adolescents with T1DM. Most centres transition after patients finish secondary education. Six centres hold transition information sessions and 6 have access to a psychologist. Fifteen centres describe a gradual transition process. There is little national consistency in transition and there is a need for a collaborative national framework on T1DM transition.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
DIABETES MELLITUS; YOUNG PEOPLE
Local subject classification:
CONTINUITY OF CARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLetshwiti, JBen
dc.contributor.authorScully, PCen
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Aen
dc.contributor.authorO Gorman, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T11:33:01Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T11:33:01Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559008en
dc.description.abstractCurrently, there are no national guidelines on transition from paediatric to adult services for children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) in Republic of Ireland. There are 19 hospitals in Republic of Ireland looking after children with T1DM. Seventeen have a designated clinic for children with T1DM. Ten have a transition clinic for adolescents with T1DM. Most centres transition after patients finish secondary education. Six centres hold transition information sessions and 6 have access to a psychologist. Fifteen centres describe a gradual transition process. There is little national consistency in transition and there is a need for a collaborative national framework on T1DM transition.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectDIABETES MELLITUSen
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen
dc.subject.otherCONTINUITY OF CAREen
dc.titleTransition to adult care for adolescents with diabetes - a national surveyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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