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Predictors of transition readiness scores in adolescents with IBD

Self-efficacy and resilience are useful predictors of transition readiness scores in adolescents with inflammatory bowel diseases, reports the latest issue of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

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Adolescence is a vulnerable period for those afflicted with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

There is limited knowledge of factors influencing transition readiness in this population.

Dr Katrine Carlsen and colleagues determined whether self-efficacy, and resilience would be informative predictors of transition readiness independent of age.

Patients with IBD aged 16 to 23 years cared for in a pediatric setting were prospectively enrolled.

On entry, patients filled out the Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire (TRAQ); IBD Self-Efficacy Scale—Adolescent (IBD-SES-A); and the Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale.

The team collected demographic data and disease-specific information from the medical record, and by the provider.

The IBD-SES-A predicted TRAQ, accounting for 16% of the variance
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

General linear modeling and autocorrelation were performed to investigate predictors of transition readiness.

The research team included 87 patients, with a median age of 19 years.

After controlling for age, the IBD-SES-A predicted TRAQ, accounting for 16% of the variance.

The team found that Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale also independently predicted TRAQ score, accounting for 9% of the variance.

The researchers noted that the IBD-SES-A and Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale were significantly auto correlated.

In the final predictive model, the team found that only IBD-SES-A was predictive of TRAQ."

"None of the patients' demographic, disease, or socioeconomic parameters informed transition readiness once self-efficacy, and resilience were considered."

Dr Carlsen's team commented, "This is the first study to identify a reliable predictor of transition readiness scores in adolescents with IBD that does not seem to be influenced by age."

Inflamm Bowel Dis 2017: 23(3):341-346
02 May 2017

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