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ERIC Number: EJ856950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
The Effects of Training Medical Students in Motivational Interviewing
Opheim, Arild; Andreasson, Sven; Eklund, Astri Brandell; Prescott, Peter
Health Education Journal, v68 n3 p170-178 2009
Objective: To explore the effects of brief training in Motivational interviewing (MI) for medical students. Design: Video recordings of consultations between 113 final-year medical students and simulated patients were scored blind by two independent raters with the Motivational Interviewing Skill Code (MISC). Half of the students participated in a four-hour motivational interviewing workshop while the other half did not. Results: Differences between the two groups were statistically significant for five of six global MISC variables. All differences were in the expected direction, with higher scores in the group that had received MI training. There were also statistically significant group differences in the expected direction on several behavioural measures. The group that received MI training asked fewer closed questions and more open questions; they summarized, affirmed and emphasized patient control more often, and directed and confronted less often. Conclusion: Four hours of training has a measurable effect on medical students' style and verbal behaviour in simulated patient consultations, but is not sufficient to become proficient in motivational interviewing. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway