Promoting Treatment Adherence provides health care providers with a comprehensive set of information and strategies for understanding and promoting treatment adherence across a wide range of treatment types and clinical populations. The information is presented in a practical how-to manner, and is intended as a resource that practitioners can draw from to improve skills in promoting treatment adherence. 

Promoting Treatment Adherence Through Motivational Interviewing

Promoting Treatment Adherence Through Motivational Interviewing

Promoting treatment adherence through motivational interviewing
Ana M.BisonóJennifer KnappManuelAlyssa A.Forcehimes

In medical settings, patient adherence is one of the greatest challenges to achieving treatment goals. According to Zweben and Zuckoff (2002), treatment adherence describes “the extent to which people follow through with agreed-on or prescribed actions, or do what providers expect them to do, where treatment is concerned” (p. 300). Motivational interviewing (MI) can be used to increase a variety of treatment compliant behavior, such as attending scheduled appointments and medication compliance (Zweben & Zuckoff, 2002). DiMatteo, Giordani, and Lepper (2002) conducted a meta-analysis to examine the relationship between patient adherence and medical treatment outcomes in 63 studies over a 30-year period. Results showed that on average 26% more patients had ...

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