The effects of motivational interviewing on physiological outcomes

TitleThe effects of motivational interviewing on physiological outcomes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsKreman, R, Yates, BC, Agrawal, S, Fiandt, K, Briner, W, Shurmur, S
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Date PublishedAug
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0897-1897 (Print)0897-1897 (Linking)
Accession Number16877197
Keywords*Motivation, Adult, Aged, Attitude to Health, Cholesterol, HDL/blood, Cholesterol, LDL/blood, Conflict (Psychology), control/psychology, Counseling/*organization & administration, Exercise Test, Fasting, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Hyperlipidemias/metabolism/physiopathology/*prevention &, Interviews as Topic/*methods/standards, Male, Middle Aged, Oxygen Consumption, Patient Education as Topic/organization & administration, Physical Fitness, Sample Size, Telephone, Treatment Outcome

This study examined the effects of a motivational interviewing (MI) intervention on physiological outcomes among hyperlipidemic persons randomly assigned to an MI (n = 12) or an attention-control (AC; n = 12) group. Lipid and cardiorespiratory fitness levels were measured pre- and postintervention. The MI intervention was significant in reducing total cholesterol and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol but not in increasing VO(2max) when compared with the AC group. Contrary to what was expected, the MI intervention significantly reduced high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol. Although this study was limited by a small sample size, findings suggested that an MI telephone session can have a positive effect on lipid profiles and fitness levels.

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