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A practical toolbox for the effective transition of adolescents and young adults with asthma and allergies -- an EAACI Position paper
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  • Marta Vazquez-Ortiz,
  • Claudia Gore,
  • Cherry Alviani,
  • Elisabeth Angier,
  • katharina blumchen,
  • Pasquale Comberiati,
  • Bettina Duca,
  • Audrey DunnGalvin,
  • Teresa Garriga,
  • M Hazel Gowland,
  • Britt Egmose,
  • Rebecca Knibb,
  • Ekaterina Khaleva,
  • Charlotte Mortz,
  • Oliver Pfaar,
  • Helena Pite,
  • Marcia Podestà,
  • Alexandra Santos,
  • Silvia Sanchez-Garcia,
  • Frans Timmermans,
  • Graham Roberts
Marta Vazquez-Ortiz
Imperial College London National Heart and Lung Institute

Corresponding Author:m.vazquez-ortiz@imperial.ac.uk

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Claudia Gore
Imperial College London National Heart and Lung Institute
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Cherry Alviani
University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine
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Elisabeth Angier
University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine
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katharina blumchen
Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main Fachbereich 16 Medizin
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Pasquale Comberiati
Universita degli Studi di Pisa Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale
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Bettina Duca
University of Malta Faculty of Health Sciences
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Audrey DunnGalvin
University College Cork
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Teresa Garriga
Hospital Infantil i l'Hospital de la Dona de Vall d'Hebron
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M Hazel Gowland
British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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Britt Egmose
Odense Universitetshospital
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Rebecca Knibb
Aston University College of Health and Life Sciences
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Ekaterina Khaleva
University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine
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Charlotte Mortz
Odense Universitetshospital
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Oliver Pfaar
Philipps-Universitat Marburg Fachbereich Medizin
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Helena Pite
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas
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Marcia Podestà
HAL Allergy Srl
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Alexandra Santos
King's College London Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine
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Silvia Sanchez-Garcia
Hospital Infantil Universitario Nino Jesus
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Frans Timmermans
Taxand Nederlands
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Graham Roberts
University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Adolescence is a critical stage of rapid biological, emotional and social change and development. Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with asthma and allergies need to develop the knowledge and skills to self-manage their health independently. Healthcare professionals (HCP), parents and their wider network play an essential role in supporting AYA in this process. Previous work showed significant limitations in transition care across Europe. In 2020, the first evidence-based guideline on effective transition for AYA with asthma and allergies was published by EAACI. We herein summarize practical resources to support this guideline’s implementation in clinical practice. For this purpose, multi-stakeholder Task Force members searched for resources in peer review journals and grey literature. These resources were included if relevant and of good quality, and were pragmatically rated for their evidence-basis and user friendliness. Resources identified covered a range of topics and targeted healthcare professionals, AYA, parents/carers, schools, workplace, and wider community. Most resources were in English, web-based and had limited evidence-basis. This position paper provides a valuable selection of practical resources for all stakeholders to support effective transitional care for AYA with asthma and allergies. Future research should focus on developing validated, patient-centred tools to further assist evidence-based transition care.
27 Jun 2022Submitted to Allergy
28 Jun 2022Submission Checks Completed
28 Jun 2022Assigned to Editor
29 Jun 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
14 Jul 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
15 Jul 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
20 Sep 20221st Revision Received
20 Sep 2022Submission Checks Completed
20 Sep 2022Assigned to Editor
21 Sep 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
25 Sep 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
25 Sep 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
18 Oct 2022Published in Allergy. 10.1111/all.15533