|Title:||Motivational Interviewing Approach Used by a Community Mental Health Team|
|Journal:||J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv|
|Alternate Journal:||Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services|
|Abstract:||The current study aimed to (a) evaluate the effectiveness of motivational interviewing, as applied by a community mental health team (CMHT) based in Singapore; (b) reduce hospital admissions and length of hospital stay; and (c) improve global functioning and satisfaction of individuals with mental illness. The current study used a quasi-experimental method. A convenience sample of 120 participants was selected from the caseload of the CMHT. Participants received motivational interviewing sessions at least once every month for 1 year. Data on the number of hospital admissions, length of hospitalization, Global Assessment of Functioning, and patient satisfaction were collected at baseline and 6 and 12 months. Participants who underwent the CMHT services with motivational interviewing were more compliant to treatment, resulting in significant reduction in hospitalization and improvement in functionality. Motivational interviewing is effective in facilitating better illness management for patients in the community. Adoption of the motivational interviewing approach may potentially provide significant benefits for psychiatric support services in the community.|
|Notes:||Tan, Sharon Chay Huang|
J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2015 Dec
53(12):28-37. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20151020-03. Epub 2015 Oct 27.
|Appears in Collections:||2015|
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