New findings from a study on adolescent medicine were reported by investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Exploring Health Literacy, Transition Readiness, and Health Care Use in Youth chronically ill Medicaid): Pediatrics – Adolescent medicine
2021 OCT 05 (NewsRx) – By a
Financial support for this research came from the National Institute of Health.
Our news reporters obtained a citation from Nationwide Children’s Hospital research, “This study explores associations between health literacy (LS), transition readiness and health care use. Young people aged 12 to 18 with special health needs were recruited from a care organization responsible for Medicaid (2012-2017). Outcome measures included Transition Readiness (Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire) and Health Care Utilization (any well checks, hospitalization, emergency department [ED] or outpatient visit to the emergency department for sensitive conditions). Multivariate regression analyzes examined whether HL (adequate vs inadequate) predicted outcome, after adjusting for covariates. Models were then created to examine whether the effect of LH on healthcare utilization was mediated by readiness for transition. Among 417 young people with special health care needs, 67.1% reported adequate HL. Compared with inadequate NS, adolescents with adequate LS had significantly higher mean scores on the Transition Readiness Questionnaire-20 (beta = 0.34, p
According to the news editors, the research concluded: “HL is independently associated with better transition preparedness and lower use of emergency departments in sensitive outpatient conditions, but pathways of action require further study. “
This research has been peer reviewed.
For more information on this research, see: Exploring Health Literacy, Transition Readiness, and Healthcare Utilization In Medicaid Chronically Ill Youth.
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