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Perceptions of adolescents and young adults with allergy and/or asthma and their parents on EAACI guideline recommendations about transitional care: A European survey

Perceptions of adolescents and young adults with allergy and/or asthma and their parents on EAACI guideline recommendations about transitional care: A European survey
Perceptions of adolescents and young adults with allergy and/or asthma and their parents on EAACI guideline recommendations about transitional care: A European survey

BACKGROUND: The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has developed a guideline to provide evidence-based recommendations for healthcare professionals to support the transitional care of adolescents and young adults (AYA) with allergy and/or asthma. The goal of this work was to ensure that the draft recommendations are also important for patients.

METHODS: We surveyed patients aged 11-25 years with allergy and/or asthma and their parents across Europe between 17 February and 16 March 2020. The multilingual survey was distributed through national allergy and asthma patient organizations in Europe as well as through social media.

RESULTS: A total of 1210 responses from 24 European countries were collected. There were 415 (34.3%) AYA and 795 (65.7%) parents. The majority of AYA (72.3%) and parents (81.9%) were female. Patients had a history of asthma (61.1%), allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (54.1%), food allergy (53.8%), atopic eczema (42.6%) and anaphylaxis (28.8%). All recommendations achieved the median score of either 'important' or 'very important'. The least supported recommendations were the use of joint clinics with both paediatric and adult physicians attending and the use of web-based or mobile technologies for communication with the AYA. The most supported recommendation was checking that the AYA is knowledgeable and compliant with their prescribed medication. Qualitative analysis revealed conditional approval for some recommendations.

CONCLUSIONS: There was agreement from patients and parents on the importance of the draft recommendations on transitional care for AYA with allergy and/or asthma and their parents. The recommendations now need to be implemented into clinical practice across Europe.

adolescents, allergy, survey, transition, young adults
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Knibb, Rebecca
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Garriga-Baraut, Teresa
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Khaleva, Ekaterina, Knibb, Rebecca, DunnGalvin, Audrey, Vazquez-Ortiz, Marta, Comberiati, Pasquale, Alviani, Cherry, Garriga-Baraut, Teresa, Gowland, Mary Hazel, Gore, Claudia, Angier, Elizabeth, Blumchen, Katharina, Duca, Bettina, Hox, Valérie, Jensen, Britt, Mortz, Charlotte G, Pite, Helena, Pfaar, Oliver, Santos, Alexandra F, Sanchez-Garcia, Silvia, Timmermans, Frans and Roberts, Graham (2021) Perceptions of adolescents and young adults with allergy and/or asthma and their parents on EAACI guideline recommendations about transitional care: A European survey. Allergy. (doi:10.1111/all.15109).

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has developed a guideline to provide evidence-based recommendations for healthcare professionals to support the transitional care of adolescents and young adults (AYA) with allergy and/or asthma. The goal of this work was to ensure that the draft recommendations are also important for patients.

METHODS: We surveyed patients aged 11-25 years with allergy and/or asthma and their parents across Europe between 17 February and 16 March 2020. The multilingual survey was distributed through national allergy and asthma patient organizations in Europe as well as through social media.

RESULTS: A total of 1210 responses from 24 European countries were collected. There were 415 (34.3%) AYA and 795 (65.7%) parents. The majority of AYA (72.3%) and parents (81.9%) were female. Patients had a history of asthma (61.1%), allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (54.1%), food allergy (53.8%), atopic eczema (42.6%) and anaphylaxis (28.8%). All recommendations achieved the median score of either 'important' or 'very important'. The least supported recommendations were the use of joint clinics with both paediatric and adult physicians attending and the use of web-based or mobile technologies for communication with the AYA. The most supported recommendation was checking that the AYA is knowledgeable and compliant with their prescribed medication. Qualitative analysis revealed conditional approval for some recommendations.

CONCLUSIONS: There was agreement from patients and parents on the importance of the draft recommendations on transitional care for AYA with allergy and/or asthma and their parents. The recommendations now need to be implemented into clinical practice across Europe.

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 August 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 1 November 2021
Additional Information: Funding Information: GR and RK report research funding from Asthma UK and National Institutes of Health Research into the challenge associated with asthma during adolescents. FT reports being a parent of a young adult with food allergy. None of the other authors have anything to disclose. Publisher Copyright: © 2021 European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
Keywords: adolescents, allergy, survey, transition, young adults

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Local EPrints ID: 452941
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/452941
ISSN: 0105-4538
PURE UUID: 6d61d188-1903-44ff-9c9a-819032fbe8c0
ORCID for Graham Roberts: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2252-1248

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Date deposited: 06 Jan 2022 17:57
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 01:55

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Author: Ekaterina Khaleva
Author: Rebecca Knibb
Author: Audrey DunnGalvin
Author: Marta Vazquez-Ortiz
Author: Pasquale Comberiati
Author: Cherry Alviani
Author: Teresa Garriga-Baraut
Author: Mary Hazel Gowland
Author: Claudia Gore
Author: Elizabeth Angier
Author: Katharina Blumchen
Author: Bettina Duca
Author: Valérie Hox
Author: Britt Jensen
Author: Charlotte G Mortz
Author: Helena Pite
Author: Oliver Pfaar
Author: Alexandra F Santos
Author: Silvia Sanchez-Garcia
Author: Frans Timmermans
Author: Graham Roberts ORCID iD

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