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Orv Hetil. 2017 Aug;158(34):1331-1337. doi: 10.1556/650.2017.30825.

[Health behavior change: motivational interviewing].

[Article in Hungarian]

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Magatartástudományi Intézet, Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar Szeged, Hajnóczy u 13. 1/3, 6722.

Abstract

Public health data show that early mortality in Hungary could be prevented by smoking cessation, reduced alcohol consumption, regular exercise, healthy diet and increased adherence. Doctor-patient encounters often highlight these aspects of health behavior. There is evidence that health behavior change is driven by internal motivation rather than external influence. This finding has led to the concept of motivational interview, which is a person-centered, goal-oriented approach to counselling. The doctor asks targeted questions to elicit the patient's motivations, strengths, internal resources, and to focus the interview around these. The quality and quantity of the patient's change talk is related to better outcomes. In addition, the interview allows the patient to express ambivalent feelings and doubts about the change. The doctor should use various communication strategies to resolve this ambivalence. Furthermore, establishing a good doctor-patient relationship is the cornerstone of the motivational interview. An optimal relationship can evoke change talk and reduce the patient's resistance, which can also result in a better outcome. The goal of the motivational interview is to focus on the 'why' to change health behavior rather than the 'how', and to utilize internal motivation instead of persuasion. This is the reason why motivational interview has become a widely-accepted evidence based approach. Orv Hetil. 2017; 158(34): 1331-1337.

KEYWORDS:

behavior; behavior change; egészség; health; magatartás; motivation; motivational interview; motiváció; motivációs interjú; viselkedésváltoztatás

PMID:
28823210
DOI:
10.1556/650.2017.30825
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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