Assessment of: self-management skills towards transition readiness and patient portal use among Hispanic adolescent and young adult patients.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We conducted a 15-item self-answered survey to assess self-management skills and explore interest in a patient portal among publicly insured Hispanic youths ages 12-25. Out of 61 participants, 33% did not know how to schedule an appointment, 50% how to refill prescriptions, 58% how to access their personal health information, 84% were unaware of the portal and 92% never used it. Referring to the portal as an online application increased participants interest by 39%. Although study participants exhibit low self-management skills and awareness of a patient portal, most welcome using it to manage their health. Further research is needed to validate whether a patient portal can promote self-management skills towards transition readiness among Hispanic youths.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Allende-Richter, S; Ramirez, M; Khoury, Z; Bourgeois, F; Epee-Bounya, A; O'Hare, K

Published Date

  • 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 1

Start / End Page

  • e000658 -

PubMed ID

  • 32399506

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7204810

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2399-9772

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bmjpo-2020-000658


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England