Motiverande samtal enligt MI-metoderna
: användbarhet och begränsningar

Translated title of the thesis: Motivational interviewing according to the methods of motivational interviewing: barriers and usability
  • Åsa Rozijan

    Student thesis: Professional degree, Advanced level


    Background: The reason of people visiting health care centers often depends on their health behavior. They often need to make a change. The aim of the study: The aim of the study was to describe in which way motivational interviewing has been successful to make lifestyle changes. Method: The study was carried out as a literature review. Associations were made with three of the theories which motivational interviewing is based upon: Bem’s “Self perception theory”, Roger’s “Non-directive counseling theory” and “The transtheoretical model of behavior change”. Result: The nurse made use of the MI techniques by actively listening, asking open questions and encouraging the patients to take their own responsibility. The limitations, from the nurse’s point of view were problems with the new way of thinking. Extended training and coaching in MI were important for the implementation activities. The studies included showed in most cases that MI as a method wasn´t more effective than any other type of counseling. Conclusion: In MI it´s crucial to put the focus on the patient, to help the patient find the motivation and confidence to make changes. For the implementation of MI it is important to include education, practice and coaching sessions.

    Date of Award2010-Dec-21
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorLars Axelsson (Supervisor)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • motivational interviewing
    • lifestyle changes

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