Using mobile phone technology to support young liver transplant patients moving to adult services: A systematic rapid review

Jane Coad, Alexander Toft, Lee Claridge, James Ferguson, Jonathan Hind, Rebecca Jones, Patricia McClean, Patrick McKiernan, Marianne Samyn, Rachel Taylor

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Abstract

Background:
The process and preparation of moving from child to adult services (transition) is a challenging period of time for young people and represents significant changes in care and support systems. The proliferation of mobile phone applications for health purposes suggests that it is an area for further investigation.

Objective:
The review explores the potential to use mobile phone technology to help support young liver transplant recipients moving to adult services. It represents the first review conducted in this specialism and considers a new model of support for young liver patients.

Methods:
A systematic rapid review of the published peer-reviewed literature.

Results:
Two searches were conducted: Search 1: the use of technology to support transition to adult services (6 studies) and Search 2: how best to support liver transplant recipients during transition (6 studies).

Discussion:
Research shows that to achieve positive transition young people need information about their condition and transition. The process needs to be guided by transition readiness, rather than the young persons’ age. Although parents and support networks should be in place and are valued, transition should build upon self-management and independence. Results suggest that there appears to be scope to use mobile phone technology to support transition. This is the first time a review has explored the types of issues or concerns facing liver transplant patients and how these can be addressed through mobile phone technology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-218
Number of pages12
JournalProgress in Transplantation
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2017

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Keywords

  • liver disease
  • transition
  • systematic rapid review
  • technology
  • young people
  • transplantation

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Using mobile phone technology to support young liver transplant patients moving to adult services : A systematic rapid review. / Coad, Jane; Toft, Alexander; Claridge, Lee; Ferguson, James; Hind, Jonathan; Jones, Rebecca; McClean, Patricia; McKiernan, Patrick; Samyn, Marianne; Taylor, Rachel.

In: Progress in Transplantation, Vol. 27, No. 2, 22.03.2017, p. 207-218.

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Coad, J, Toft, A, Claridge, L, Ferguson, J, Hind, J, Jones, R, McClean, P, McKiernan, P, Samyn, M & Taylor, R 2017, 'Using mobile phone technology to support young liver transplant patients moving to adult services: A systematic rapid review' Progress in Transplantation, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 207-218. https://doi.org/10.1177/1526924817699958
Coad, Jane ; Toft, Alexander ; Claridge, Lee ; Ferguson, James ; Hind, Jonathan ; Jones, Rebecca ; McClean, Patricia ; McKiernan, Patrick ; Samyn, Marianne ; Taylor, Rachel. / Using mobile phone technology to support young liver transplant patients moving to adult services : A systematic rapid review. In: Progress in Transplantation. 2017 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 207-218.
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