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| Published: December 25, 2016

Motivational Interviewing Tool for Health Recovery

Saurav Kumar

Research Scholar, Department of Psychiatry IMS ,BHU Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Mona Srivastava

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry IMS, BHU Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Manushi Srivastava

Assistant Professor , Department of Community Medicine IMS,BHU Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Avadhesh Kumar

Research Scholar ,Department of Community Medicine IMS, BHU Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Abhimanyu Gupta

Research Scholar ,Department of Community Medicine IMS, BHU Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.007/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.007

ABSTRACT

Motivational interviewing is a directive, client centered counseling style that aims to help client explore and resolve their ambivalence about behavior change. Motivational interviewing plays pivotal role in improvement of health condition although primarily it was developed for fighting with addiction problem but now it shows its contribution in clinical setting to promote weight reduction, dietary modification, exercise thus having a potential profound impact on heart disease, hypertension diabetes mellitus prompting to use safe sex practices and protecting from the risk of HIV and other STD diseases. Motivational interviewing stresses on way of communication from traditional advice giving to reflective listening. Principles of motivational interviewing are Express empathy, Avoid arguments, Develop discrepancies, Roll with resistance and Support Self efficacy. As, it has been seen that motivation plays key role in any person’s  life and many diseases flourishes due to our lack of motivation  to change behavior and our life style that used to exacerbate morbidity. Motivational interviewing technique used to act as a catalyst to accelerate our activities through behavior change and protecting us from health related problems in future.

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Saurav Kumar @ 561987saurav@gmail.com

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.007/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.007

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016

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