A provider-administered tool created by the STARx Program to measure transition readiness.

What the TRxANSITION Index Measures

Type of chronic health condition
Self-management skills
Issues of reproduction
Ongoing Support
New health care providers

Administering the TRxANSITION Index

The TRxANSITION Index is a 10-domain, 32-item questionnaire that is administered by a trained professional. Administering the instrument takes about 8 minutes and can be done either in person or over the phone. The TRxANSITION Index can be administered through our web-based data entry system (requiring a guest ONYEN) or with a hard copy of the instrument.

Scoring the TRxANSITION Index

Each item is scored individually as either 1 (adequate knowledge/skill mastery), 0.5 (some knowledge/skill attainment), or 0 (no knowledge/skill attainment). Subscale scores are calculated by dividing the patient’s score by the total possible subscale score. Subscale scores are then combined to create a total score, ranging from 0 to 10. Individuals administering the TRxANSITION Index should familiarize themselves with the scoring guide.

Using the TRxANSITION Index to Inform Care

The TRxANSITION Index has different areas of concentration by age. Providers can compare age appropriate focus areas to their patient’s subscale scores to determine the topics in which the patient may need additional education. TRxANSITION Index™ Educational Handouts can be given to patients to provide additional information related to each domain of the TRxANSITION Index.

T Scale Areas by Age