Carsten Herrmann-Garitz

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OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to test the effects of a generic transition-oriented patient education program on adolescents' health service participation and quality of life (QoL). METHODS We conducted a controlled trial comparing participants of 29 transition workshops with treatment as usual in 274 adolescents (16.8 mean age, SD=1.76) diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND The transition of health care of youth (age 15-25) with chronic conditions requires the assessment of adolescents' access, use and needs as well as satisfaction with the health services they use. The aim of this study was to test the adolescent adaptation of the parent version "Child Health Care Questionnaire - Satisfaction, Utilization and(More)
Background: The importance of health-related care and self-management responsibilities has been shown in recent research. The aim of this work is the development and psychometric testing of an instrument to assess health-related transition competence. Methods: The instrument was developed with psychometric and conceptual methods in several steps. Based on(More)
The transition of adolescents with chronic conditions is a challenging task. This study aimed to explore the experiences and needs of adolescents with chronic conditions in the transition period and to apply these findings to the design of a generic patient education programme. Data were collected from a sample of 29 adolescents with chronic conditions from(More)
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