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Title: Motivational interviewing in the health care setting

item JOHNSTON, CRAIG - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)
item STEVENS, BRIAN - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)

Submitted to: American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/1/2013
Publication Date: 7/1/2013
Citation: Johnston, C.A., Stevens, B.E. 2013. Motivational interviewing in the health care setting. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 7(4):246-249.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Alcohol use disorders are related to many negative health, emotional, societal, and economic consequences. These disorders are often difficult to treat because individuals suffering from them tend to be ambivalent about and resistant to change. Motivational interviewing (MI) provides healthcare providers with the appropriate tools to treat individuals who are resistant to change and can help with long-term lifestyle and behavioral changes. MI has also been shown to be helpful when a lifestyle approach to treatment is used.