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Disengagement and engagement affects on transition readiness in college students with chronic illnesses

Jones, Payton N.
Patients with chronic illnesses must eventually transfer from pediatric health care to adult heath care. Unfortunately, this transition can be a hard one for people if they are not sure how to transition properly. However, there is very little data on what a proper transition may look like. In order to help bridge this gap, I have looked at specific coping mechanisms, disengagement and engagement, that may have an affect on transition readiness, specifically in college students. Through the SONA system, students with chronic illnesses responded to a series of questionnaires and data was analyzed to find that while engagement coping mechanisms did not correlated with transition readiness, disengagement mechanisms negatively correlated with transition readiness.