Motivational interviewing: Improving patient education

TitleMotivational interviewing: Improving patient education
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsGance-Cleveland, B
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Date PublishedMar-Apr
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0891-5245 (Print)0891-5245 (Linking)
Accession Number17321907
Keywords*Motivation, *Nurse Practitioners, Child, Family Nursing/methods, Humans, Interviews as Topic/*methods, Patient Education as Topic/*methods, Pediatric Nursing/*methods

Many health care conditions require behavior change by the patient or parent to improve health outcomes. Poor outcomes may be attributed to the lack of adherence to the behavior change recommendations. A shift from the authoritarian, expert providing advice to a more family-centered, collaborative model using motivational interviewing (MI) results in improved adherence. The principles of MI are exploring ambivalence, reflective listening, reinforcing positive behavior, and rolling with resistance. The process for MI is establishing relationships; setting an agenda; assessing importance, confidence, and readiness; exploring importance; and helping families select an action plan and building confidence in their ability to change.

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