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Table 3 Components of existing individualized transition plans

From: Transitional care for rheumatic conditions in Europe: current clinical practice and available resources

Checklist componentsa Number Percent
Self-management, patient is seen without parents 35 79.5
Disease and treatment knowledge 39 88.6
 Name of disease 39 88.6
 Being able to describe disease course 32 72.7
 Signs and symptoms of disease flare 33 75.0
 Signs and symptoms that require an urgent consultation 30 68.1
 Treatment information 40 90.9
 Possible side effects of treatment 36 81.8
Health behavior 31 70.4
 Risk behavior 29 65.9
 Alcohol use, smoking, illegal drugs use 35 79.5
 Nutrition 27 61.3
 Sports 31 70.4
Mental health 27 61.3
Sexuality, contraception and sexual health 34 77.2
Future plans 33 75.0
 Educational achievements 30 68.1
 Vocational readiness 22 50.0
Knowledge of support resources 28 63.6
Mobility, living alone, travel 24 54.5
Medical summary available 34 77.2
Knowledge of differences between pediatric and adult rheumatology care 36 81.8
Knowledge about the health system (health insurance, general practitioner/family doctor, health care specialist) 21 47.7
Transfer readiness 28 63.6
First contact to adult rheumatologist 40 90.9
  1. aPercent obtained from 44 affirmative responses on having a checklist