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Mobile and Web-Based Apps That Support Self-Management and Transition in Young People With Chronic Illness: Systematic Review.

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Summary of "Mobile and Web-Based Apps That Support Self-Management and Transition in Young People With Chronic Illness: Systematic Review."

More adolescents with chronic physical illness are living into adulthood, and they require the development of proficient self-management skills to maintain optimal physical health as they transition into adult care services. It is often during this vulnerable transition period that deterioration in illness control is seen as a result of inadequate self-management skills and understanding of their chronic illness. Mobile technology has been proposed as an innovative opportunity to assist in improving the management of chronic conditions as young people transition to adult care services. Over the past 5 years, there has been a significant increase in research into the use of health-related apps.

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Name: Journal of medical Internet research
ISSN: 1438-8871
Pages: e13579

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