Motivational Interview Two. According To The Centers For

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Motivational Interview Two According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2014), only 21% of Americans are sufficiently physically active according to the guidelines set forth in 2008. Thus, living a sedentary lifestyle has become an epidemic, and one that is not without consequence. The CDC (2014) further states that one’s risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, stroke, depression, some cancers, and early death is noticeably higher for those living a sedentary lifestyle. Certainly, then, promoting physical activity is a simple intervention providers should practice to prommote overall health and prevent or delay the onset of disease. A motivational interview was conducted with Cherish Brown, a 22-year-old…show more content…
This study included 143 individuals of low socioeconomic status and 67 of high SES (Hardcastle et al., 2012). The study participants chose how often they would like to participate in motivational interviewing sessions (Hardcastle et al., 2012). Results demonstrated that those who were involved with more motivational interviewing sessions demonstrated higher levels of physical activity than those with low participation (Hardcastle et al., 2012). Those of low SES demonstrated a higher state of change than those of high SES (Hardcastle et al., 2012). Authors Hardcastle et al. (2012) concluded that motivational interviewing is an effective intervention to promote physical activity in those of low SES. Recommendations for Personal Change in MI Technique In reflecting on the positive aspects of the interview, I felt that a variety of techniques were employed. To open the interview, I asked the patient if there was anything that she would like to discuss. This helped to promote a sense of control in the subject with having her feel as though I am pushing my agenda on her. I also utilized a variety of open-ended questions and statements, such as “Tell me more…” Following her response, I summarized with, “So I’m hearing you say…” This included two techniques: the open-ended question and a summarizing statement (Miller & Rollnick, 2013). As Miller and Rollnick (2013)
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