[Motivational interviewing to help patients stop drinking]

Title[Motivational interviewing to help patients stop drinking]
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDaeppen, JB, Berdoz, D
JournalRevue du Praticien
Date PublishedMay 31
Publication Languagefre
ISBN Number0035-2640 (Print)0035-2640 (Linking)
Accession Number16836204
Keywords*Interviews as Topic, *Motivation, *Temperance, Alcoholism/psychology/*therapy, Attitude to Health, Choice Behavior, Communication, Counseling, Health Behavior, Humans, Physician-patient relations, Risk-Taking, Self Efficacy, Thinking

Helping patients to change behavior concerning their drinking is a common task in primary care. This article examines the limitations of using the approach of giving advice and identifies concepts and methods, which offer the promise of improving the quality and effectiveness of consultations about alcohol use. The central role of ambivalence in alcohol dependent patients is explored and practical solutions to resolve ambivalence are described, considering the stages of change model.

Original PublicationComment motiver un patient pour qu'il arrete de boire?
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