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Unformatted text preview: http://hej.sagepub.com/ Health Education Journal http://hej.sagepub.com/content/early/2010/06/07/0017896910373136 The online version of this article can be found at: DOI: 10.1177/0017896910373136 published online 2 July 2010 Health Education Journal Lena L Sderlund, Janna Malmsten, Preben Bendtsen and Per Nilsen children and parents in Swedish child healthcare Applying motivational interviewing (MI) in counselling obese and overweight Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com can be found at: Health Education Journal Additional services and information for http://hej.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Email Alerts: http://hej.sagepub.com/subscriptions Subscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Reprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Permissions: at BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV on September 13, 2010 hej.sagepub.com Downloaded from Article h e j Health Education Journal XX(X) 111 The Author(s) 2010 Reprints and permission: sagepub. co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/0017896910373136 http://hej.sagepub.com Corresponding author: Lena L Sderlund, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine, Linkping University, SE-581 83 Linkping, Sweden. Email: email@example.com Applying motivational interviewing (MI) in counselling obese and overweight children and parents in Swedish child healthcare Lena L Sderlund, Janna Malmsten, Preben Bendtsen and Per Nilsen Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine, Linkping University, Sweden Abstract Objective: To evaluate how a motivational interviewing (MI) training course for child healthcare nurses in Sweden affected their work with childrens weight issues and their attitudes to MI. Design: Cross-sectional survey, descriptive design. Setting: Nurses were recruited from 33 different child healthcare centres in stergtland, Sweden. Method: Seventy-six nurses who had participated in an MI training course (held in 2008) were approached one year later to answer a questionnaire by telephone. Most questions concerned the respondents routine use of MI in clinical practice and their attitudes towards MI as a method. Results: The response rate was 82 per cent. Nearly half of the nurses had changed the content and structure of their discussions regarding weight issues. Three-quarters of the nurses stated that they had sufficient time to use MI and that they had support from leadership and colleagues to use MI in their routine practice. The nurses attitudes to MI were positive, especially their perception that MI was consistent with their values and was better than traditional advice-giving approaches. Most MI techniques were found to be simple to use: 78 per cent found it very or quite simple to listen actively, 63 per cent believed it was very or quite simple to summarize parents opinions, 63 per cent found it very or quite simple to pay attention to parents change talk, and 60 per cent said that it was very or quite simple to ask permission before providing...
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