Journal article

A Waitlist Intervention for Transgender Young People and Psychosocial Outcomes

Sarah Dahlgren Allen, Michelle A Tollit, Rosalind McDougall, Donna Eade, Monsurul Hoq, Ken C Pang

PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Recent referrals of transgender young people to specialist gender services worldwide have risen exponentially, resulting in wait times of 1-2 years. To manage this demand, we introduced an innovative First Assessment Single-Session Triage (FASST) clinic that provides information and support to young people and their families and triages them onto a secondary waitlist for subsequent multidisciplinary care. Although FASST has been shown to substantially reduce initial wait times, its clinical impact is unknown. METHODS: FASST was evaluated by analysis of clinical surveys and qualitative interviews. A total of 142 patients were surveyed before and after FASST, and comparison was mad..

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