Journal article

Do GPs use motivational interviewing skills in routine consultations with patients living with mental-physical multimorbidity? An observational study of primary care in Scotland

Kylie J McKenzie, David Pierce, Stewart W Mercer, Jane M Gunn



OBJECTIVES: To examine whether motivational interviewing is used by GPs in consultations with patients living with mental-physical multimorbidity. METHODS: Secondary analysis of selected videos from an existing database of routine general practice consultations with adult patients in Glasgow, Scotland. Consultations involving patients with mental-physical multimorbidity were selected and coded using the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) coding system. RESULTS: Sixty consultations were coded involving 32 GPs across 16 practices. Mean consultation length was 9.9 min. On average GPs asked 1.7 questions per minute and offered 1.2 pieces of information per minute. Using the MIT..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The original study on which this observational study was based was funded by the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government, reference number CZH/4/267. Ballarat Health Services provided in-kind support for this research.