Pediatric Heart Transplantation: Transitioning to Adult Care [TRANSIT]
The purpose of this pilot trial, Transitioning to Adult Care (TRANSIT), is to develop and test an intervention (i.e., a standardized, tailored transition program focused on enhancing adherence) to improve outcomes for emerging adults who underwent heart transplantation as children and transfer to adult care.
Trial Website: https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02090257
Are you Eligible? (Inclusion Criteria)
- Have received a heart transplant at a children's hospital and are ready to transition, as determined by the pediatric heart transplant cardiologist, to the adult heart transplant center with whom a collaborative relationship has been established;
- 18 years or older;
- Able to speak, read at a fifth grade level or above, and write English;
- Physically able to participate.
- History of psychiatric hospitalization within the last 3 months, assessed on a case-by-case basis with exclusion only if patients could not potentially benefit from the intervention.