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A randomized trial of a MI intervention to increase lifestyle physical activity

Transformative Dialogues: The Use of Motivational Interviewing in Physical Therapy

Transformative Dialogues: The Use of Motivational Interviewing in Physical Therapy

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Arthritis is a leading cause of chronic pain and functional limitations. Exercise is beneficial for improving strength and function and decreasing pain. They evaluated the effect of a motivational interviewing-based lifestyle physical activity intervention on self-reported physical function in adults with knee osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Transformative Dialogues: The Use of Motivational Interviewing in Physical Therapy

Transformative Dialogues: The Use of Motivational Interviewing in Physical Therapy

Transformative Dialogues: The Use of Motivational Interviewing in Physical Therapy

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Patient-centered care is the hallmark of physical therapist (PT) practice. Individualized patient and client assessment helps us tailor treatment to support effective self-management and optimal independence.

MI May Improve Exercise Experience for People with MS

Transformative Dialogues: The Use of Motivational Interviewing in Physical Therapy

Motivational interviewing: Promoting better engagement and participation in rehabilitation

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People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are likely to benefit from regular exercise, but physical

inactivity is more common among people with MS than among the general population. This small randomized study evaluated whether motivational interviewing (MI) affects adherence to and personal experience in an exercise program.

Motivational interviewing: Promoting better engagement and participation in rehabilitation

Motivational interviewing: Promoting better engagement and participation in rehabilitation

Motivational interviewing: Promoting better engagement and participation in rehabilitation

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The aim of this proposed study is to ascertain the efficacy of MI training in initiating change talk and adherence to rehabilitation programmes.

Sustained Benefits of Exercise-based Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing: Promoting better engagement and participation in rehabilitation

Sustained Benefits of Exercise-based Motivational Interviewing

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Given the known side effects of opioids and their potential effects on cognition, they sought to evaluate the benefits of motivational interviewing to promote physical activity on 2 subsets of participants with fibromyalgia: nonusers and users of opioids.

Motivational strategies for physiotherapists

Motivational interviewing: Promoting better engagement and participation in rehabilitation

Sustained Benefits of Exercise-based Motivational Interviewing

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A review of how physiotherapists can use each to inform their practice follows.

Motivational Interviewing in Audiology

Cost-effectiveness of telephone coaching for physically inactive ambulatory care hospital patients

Cost-effectiveness of telephone coaching for physically inactive ambulatory care hospital patients

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What are the steps to becoming an appreciative ally, adopt person-centered care, and move from a top-down stance to a one-down position? It involves making a change in how one interacts with and responds to a patient.

Cost-effectiveness of telephone coaching for physically inactive ambulatory care hospital patients

Cost-effectiveness of telephone coaching for physically inactive ambulatory care hospital patients

Cost-effectiveness of telephone coaching for physically inactive ambulatory care hospital patients

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Telephone coaching was a low-cost strategy for increasing MVPA and QALYs in insufficiently physically active ambulatory care hospital patients. Additional research could explore the potential economic impact of the intervention from a broader healthcare perspective.

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Cost-effectiveness of telephone coaching for physically inactive ambulatory care hospital patients

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Published Studies

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The Use of Motivational Interviewing in Physical Therapy Education and Practice: Empowering Patients

By providing resources and templates for use in physical therapy education, this article strives to inspire further discussion and consideration of factors involved in MI, thereby encouraging physical therapy practitioners and educators to utilize MI techniques to encourage patients to play an active role in enhancing their own health and wellness.

Motivational Interviewing for Workers with Disabling Musculoskeletal Disorders

Although functional restoration programs appear effective in assisting injured workers to return-to-work after a work related musculoskeletal disorder, the addition of Motivational Interviewing to these programs may result in higher RTW.

Research to Encourage Exercise for Fibromyalgia (REEF): Use of Motivational Interviewing Design

Individuals who are able to adhere to exercise almost always maintain the symptomatic benefits of exercise. The objective of this paper was to describe the protocol of the Research to Encourage Exercise for Fibromyalgia (REEF). REEF is a randomized attention-controlled trial that seeks to test the efficacy of 6 sessions of telephone delivered motivational interviewing that targets exercise adherence to improve FM-relevant clinical outcomes.

Exercise-based motivational interviewing for female patients with fibromyalgia

The objective of the study is to determine the effects of motivational interviewing, a novel technique of behavioral counseling to promote exercise, on pain and physical function in patients with fibromyalgia.

Motivational interviewing training for physiotherapy and occupational therapy students

To examine the effectiveness of a three-day training programme on knowledge, confidence and fidelity to Motivational Interviewing delivery in an undergraduate occupational therapy and physiotherapy cohort.

One-year adherence to the Otago exercise program with or without motivational interviewing in commun

This study investigated if behavioral factors, treatment with behavioral support, readiness to change, fall self-efficacy, and activity habits could predict long-term adherence to an exercise program