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An Online-Based Transition Care Program for Adolescents with Spina Bifida Using Intervention Mapping: A Protocol for Program Development

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Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute, College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Brain Korea 21 FOUR Project, College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(3), 1056; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031056
Received: 27 October 2021 / Revised: 13 January 2022 / Accepted: 13 January 2022 / Published: 18 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Digital Technologies and Child Health)
Adolescents with spina bifida (SB) face challenges in their transition to adulthood due to intensive medical regimens and delayed development of independence. Despite an increasing interest in the transition of adolescents with SB to adulthood, the clinical evidence of transition care remains limited, and existing studies have focused on the effects of intervention programs. This study aims to describe the process of systematically developing an online-based transition care program for adolescents with SB using the intervention mapping (IM) protocol. IM consists of six steps: (1) logic model of the problem; (2) program objectives; (3) program design; (4) program production; (5) plan to implement the program; (6) plan for evaluation. At first, five problems faced during the transition were identified, based on which four program objectives and six program strategies were established. The online transition care program for adolescents with SB was developed as a six-week program. The main strength of this program is that it reflects the diverse perspectives of adults with SB and health care professionals and is easy to apply because it is online. We aim to further validate the feasibility of this transitional care program to evaluate its effect based on our evaluation plan. View Full-Text
Keywords: spina bifida; adolescents; transition care; online program; intervention mapping spina bifida; adolescents; transition care; online program; intervention mapping
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    Description: Mind map to express the goals of transition for adolescents with spina bifida; Middle: transition; Left: finding the right school and jobs ; Right: taking care of their own health; Top: getting along well with family and friends.
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    Description: Individual transition plan (ITP) for spina bifida
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    Doi: 10.5281/zenodo.5602360
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    Description: checklist to assess the level of transition for adolescent with spina bifida
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Choi, E.K.; Yun, H.; Bae, E. An Online-Based Transition Care Program for Adolescents with Spina Bifida Using Intervention Mapping: A Protocol for Program Development. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 1056. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031056

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Choi EK, Yun H, Bae E. An Online-Based Transition Care Program for Adolescents with Spina Bifida Using Intervention Mapping: A Protocol for Program Development. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(3):1056. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031056

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Choi, Eun K., Hyeseon Yun, and Eunjeong Bae. 2022. "An Online-Based Transition Care Program for Adolescents with Spina Bifida Using Intervention Mapping: A Protocol for Program Development" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 3: 1056. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031056

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