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Moving Towards Wellness: Designing for the Chronically Ill 'Emerging Adult'

Abstract Overview: Transition from the pediatric to adult care setting for 'emerging adults' (ages 18- 26) continues to develop as a growing concern in health care. The Adolescent Transition Program teaches chronically ill 'emerging adults' disease self-management skills while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Transferring this knowledge is vital for successful health care outcomes. Unfortunately, patients who have been transferred to the adult care setting, report that they felt lost in the system due to lack of communication between care teams, inadequate support systems, and insufficient disease management knowledge. To address these gaps, the design of the physical environment must adapt to these challenges while also meeting the ne... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Almon, Natalie Kathleen (Author) / Bernardi, Jose (Advisor) / Takamura, John (Committee member) / Damgaard, Anni (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architecture / Adolescent Health / Adolescent Transition Program / 'Emerging Adults' / Human-Centered Design / Learning Environment / Outpatient Clinic Design
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 191 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.D. Design 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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