Motivational interviewing techniques : facilitating behaviour change in the general practice setting

Hall, Kate, Gibbie, Tania and Lubman, Dan I. 2012, Motivational interviewing techniques : facilitating behaviour change in the general practice setting, Australian family physician, vol. 41, no. 9, pp. 660-667.

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Title Motivational interviewing techniques : facilitating behaviour change in the general practice setting
Author(s) Hall, Kate
Gibbie, Tania
Lubman, Dan I.
Journal name Australian family physician
Volume number 41
Issue number 9
Start page 660
End page 667
Total pages 8
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Place of publication South Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2012-09-09
ISSN 0300-8495
Keyword(s) communication
doctor-patient relations
patient centred care
psychotherapy, brief
motivation
Summary Background: One of the biggest challenges that primary care practitioners face is helping people change longstanding behaviours that pose significant health risks.

Objective: To explore current understanding regarding how and why people change, and the potential role of motivational interviewing in facilitating behaviour change in the general practice setting.

Discussion:
Research into health related behaviour change highlights the importance of motivation, ambivalence and resistance. Motivational interviewing is a counselling method that involves enhancing a patient's motivation to change by means of four guiding principles, represented by the acronym RULE: Resist the righting reflex; Understand the patient's own motivations; Listen with empathy; and Empower the patient. Recent meta-analyses show that motivational interviewing is effective for decreasing alcohol and drug use in adults and adolescents and evidence is accumulating in others areas of health including smoking cessation, reducing sexual risk behaviours, improving adherence to treatment and medication and diabetes management.
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
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Collection: School of Psychology
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