Latest Motivational interviewing Stories

2014-06-27 15:01:35

Johns Hopkins Medicine A Johns Hopkins-led research team has found that motivational interviewing, along with standard education and awareness programs, significantly reduced secondhand smoke exposure among children living in those households. Motivational interviewing, a counseling strategy that gained popularity in the treatment of alcoholics, uses a patient-centered counseling approach to help motivate people to change behaviors. Experts say it stands in contrast to externally...

2013-03-13 23:02:14

CCP 5.0 Builds on Ten Years of Outcomes at HealthSciences, Break-Through Research in Patient Engagement and Health Behavior Change Saint Petersburg, Florida. (PRWEB) March 13, 2013 HealthSciences Institute released version 5.0 of the award-winning Chronic Care Professional (CCP) Health Coaching Online Learning and Certification Program. Featuring advances in population health improvement; updated medical care, self-care and decision support tools for 30 chronic conditions; and...

2012-07-09 23:00:46

Evaluation of Leading Health Plan Finds 46% Increase in MI Skills and Better Engagement St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 A motivational interviewing (MI) skill-building program targeting 250 nurses in Wellness, Care Management and Health Promotion has continuously improved nurse proficiency and program quality as measured by pre and quarterly testing with the Health Coaching Performance Assessment (HCPA). The HCPA is the only validated measurement and quality reporting system for...

2012-02-28 14:45:13

Telephone motivational counseling sessions did not result in a statistically significant improvement in adherence to an osteoporosis medication regimen, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Osteoporosis and osteopenia are associated with more than 2 million fractures every year in the United States at an estimated cost of $19 billion. Improving adherence to osteoporosis drug regimens is a public health priority...

Research Reveals When And Why Students Smoke
2011-11-17 03:44:37

Discovery of what triggers smoking could make interventions more effective Discovering when and why students smoke might lead to the development of better intervention methods, according to researchers at the University of Missouri. In an article published in the journal Substance Use & Misuse, the researchers showed that partying, drinking and work prompted college students to recall their smoking experience, and that smoking occurred most often at the start of the semester and on...

2010-08-04 16:01:24

One-on-one talks with therapists and computer programs helped transform ER visit into opportunity to keep teens safer A brief, motivational talk in the emergency room reduced by half the chances that teenagers would experience peer violence or problems due to drinking, according to a study published Aug. 4 in a theme issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The special issue on violence and human rights includes the work of University of Michigan Health System researchers who...

2009-11-18 09:11:23

Depressive symptoms improved among women with coronary heart disease who participated in a motivationally-enhanced cardiac rehabilitation program exclusively for women, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2009. Depression often co-occurs with heart disease and is found more often in women with heart disease than in men. Depression also interferes with adherence to lifestyle modifications and the willingness to attend rehabilitation. "Women...

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