Journal article

Motivational interviewing: a useful approach to improving cardiovascular health?

David R Thompson, Sek Y Chair, Sally W Chan, Felicity Astin, Patricia M Davidson, Chantal F Ski

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2011

Abstract

AIM: To review and synthesise, systematically, the research findings regarding motivational interviewing and to inform education, research and practice in relation to cardiovascular health. BACKGROUND: Motivational interviewing is designed to engage ambivalent or resistant clients in the process of health behaviour change, and it has been widely used in different clinical conditions such as substance abuse, dietary adherence and smoking cessation. Motivational interviewing has also been proposed as a method for improving modifiable coronary heart disease risk factors of patients. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHOD: Eligible studies published in 1999-2009 were identified from the following dat..

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The authors thank Dr Brent Van Dorsten, University of Colorado Denver, USA, for helpful comments. This review forms part of a study funded by the Health and Health Services Research Fund, Hong Kong.