Motivational interviewing in health settings: A review

TitleMotivational interviewing in health settings: A review
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBritt, E, Hudson, SM, Blampied, NM
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
PublisherElsevier Science
Place PublishedNetherlands
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0738-3991
Accession Number2004-14869-006. First Author & Affiliation: Britt, Eileen
KeywordsHealth Behavior, health care consultations, Health Care Seeking Behavior, health problems, health settings, interviewing, lifestyle changes, Motivation, motivational interviewing, patient-centred approach, Psychotherapeutic Techniques, Treatment Outcome, Treatment Outcomes

There is evidence that patient-centred approaches to health care consultations may have better outcomes than traditional advice giving, especially when lifestyle change is involved. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a patient-centred approach that is gathering increased interest in health settings. It provides a way of working with patients who may not seem ready to make the behaviour changes that are considered necessary by the health practitioner. The current paper provides an overview of MI, with particular reference to its application to health problems. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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