Applying motivational interviewing to contraceptive counseling: ESP for clinicians

TitleApplying motivational interviewing to contraceptive counseling: ESP for clinicians
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsPetersen, R, Payne, P, Albright, J, Holland, H, Cabral, R, Curtis, KM
Date PublishedMar
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0010-7824 (Print)0010-7824 (Linking)
Accession Number14969669
Keywords*Contraception, Directive Counseling/methods, Family Planning Services/education/*methods, Female, Health Personnel/standards, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Patient Education as Topic/*methods, Quality of Health Care

Healthcare providers are in a unique position to address women's risk of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), yet evidence for effective counseling strategies is limited. One approach to developing effective contraceptive counseling methods may be the application of theory-based behavior counseling models. One such model, motivational interviewing (MI), is a promising approach for addressing risk-taking behaviors of many kinds. We propose application of MI to contraceptive counseling. This process, ESP, involves Exploring discrepancies between pregnancy intention and contraceptive use and between risk of STIs and condom use, Sharing information and Promoting behaviors to reduce risk. This model emphasizes the importance of identifying discrepancies between goals and behaviors and supporting women's confidence in using appropriate contraceptive methods

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