Motivational interviewing and pediatric Health behavior interventions

TitleMotivational interviewing and pediatric Health behavior interventions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSuarez, M, Mullins, S
JournalJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place PublishedUS
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0196-206X1536-7312
Accession Number2008-15238-013. First Author & Affiliation: Suarez, Mariann
Keywordsbehavior change, behavioral medicine, Health Behavior, health behavior interventions, Health Care Psychology, Health Promotion, Intervention, motivational interviewing, Pediatrics

Motivational interviewing (MI) is an empirically supported intervention with a large evidentiary base in the adult behavioral medicine and addictions literature. In the last decade, a growing body of research has shown promise for the use of MI in health behavior change settings with pediatric populations. This article provides a description of MI and its differences from other pediatric counseling and medical management approaches. A review of outcome studies of health behavior change interventions using MI with pediatric populations (age 18 and younger) and parents is provided, and implications for clinical development, research, and training are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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