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Motivational interviewing to promote self-management

Phillips, R, Hodgen, A and Greenfield, D ORCID: 0000-0002-0927-6025 2018 , 'Motivational interviewing to promote self-management', in E Martz (ed.), Promoting Self-management of Chronic Conditions , Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 126-146.

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Motivational interviewing is a counseling-based approach for facilitating behaviorchange that focuses on goal-setting and building self-efficacy (Emmons &Rollnick, 2001; McCarley, 2009; Miller, 2010) . Both clinicians working specificallyin mental health and those working in the broader health sector can usethis approach to guide individuals with chronic health conditions to identifybehaviors they want to change, their motivations for this change, and how theycan achieve their goals (Emmons & Rollnick, 2001; Hettema, Steele, & Miller,2005). Traditionally, clinicians have taken a didactic approach to educating individualswith chronic health conditions about the actions they should take, forexample, exercising more and eating less (Emmons & Rollnick, 2001). The didacticapproach is often met by resistance and as a result is not always effective inachieving behavior change and self-management (Emmons & Rollnick, 2001).Instead, clinicians can use motivational interviewing to engage the individual'sown motivation and commitment and by doing so support individuals to recognizehow self-management may help them to achieve their goals (Dellasega,Anel-Tiangco, & Gabbay, 2012).

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Phillips, R and Hodgen, A and Greenfield, D
Keywords: motivational interviewing, clinic, mental health
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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