BEST SIBS Study

Progress to date

All interviews with sibling participants have been completed! Thank you to everyone who provided support with recruitment.

Our work from this study have been shared in the following ways:

Growing Together: The Process and Initial Outcomes of Partnering with Siblings in a Doctoral Patient-Oriented Research Study on Health Care Transition

  • Poster co-presentation at Kids Brain Health Network Conference in November 2020 and poster displayed at the Canadian Transitions Pop-Up Event in January 2021
  • Linda Nguyen, Hanae Davis, Samantha Bellefeuille

Protocol of the BEST SIBS Study: a qualitative case study to investigate the roles and responsibilities of siblings of youth with a neurodisability during health care transition.

Children and youth with neurodisabilities may experience different challenges during their transition to adulthood, such as navigating a new adult health care system. They may refer to their families, including their siblings, for support. This paper describes how the researchers are conducting a qualitative case study to interview siblings of youth with a neurodisability who are transitioning to adulthood, in partnership with the Sibling Youth Advisory Council. An understanding of siblings’ experiences in certain roles can help to inform the development of a resource to support siblings during health care transition. Authors: Nguyen L, Jack SM, Di Rezze BKetelaar MGorter JW. J. Transit. Med. 2021 Sept 3(1); doi: 10.1515/jtm-2021-0004.