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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016 Jun;63(3):539-62. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2016.02.008.

Advances in Motivational Interviewing for Pediatric Obesity: Results of the Brief Motivational Interviewing to Reduce Body Mass Index Trial and Future Directions.

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1
Department of Health Behavior & Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 109 Observatory Street, Room 3867 SPH I, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029, USA. Electronic address: Kresnic@umich.edu.
2
Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS), Department of Research, American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL 60101, USA.
3
Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA; Pediatric Research in Office Settings, American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, USA.
4
Office of Emeritus Affairs, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA.
5
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-202, USA.
6
Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA.

Abstract

Rates of childhood obesity in the United States remain at historic highs. The pediatric primary care office represents an important yet underused setting to intervene with families. One factor contributing to underuse of the primary care setting is lack of effective available interventions. One evidence-based method to help engage and motivate patients is motivational interviewing, a client-centered and goal-oriented style of counseling used extensively to increase autonomous motivation and modify health behaviors. This article summarizes the methods and results from a large trial implemented in primary care pediatric office and concludes with recommendations for improving the intervention and increasing its dissemination.

TRIAL REGISTRATION:

ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01335308.

KEYWORDS:

Motivational interviewing; Pediatric obesity; Primary care

PMID:
27261549
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2016.02.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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