The effects of motivational interviewing on physiological outcomes

Rebecca Kreman, Bernice C. Yates, Sangeeta Agrawal, Kathryn Fiandt, Wayne Briner, Scott Shurmur

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This study examined the effects of a motivational interviewing (MI) intervention on physiological outcomes among hyperlipidemic persons randomly assigned to an MI (n = 12) or an attention-control (AC; n = 12) group. Lipid and cardiorespiratory fitness levels were measured pre- and postintervention. The MI intervention was significant in reducing total cholesterol and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol but not in increasing VO2max when compared with the AC group. Contrary to what was expected, the MI intervention significantly reduced high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol. Although this study was limited by a small sample size, findings suggested that an MI telephone session can have a positive effect on lipid profiles and fitness levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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