Training dietitians in basic motivational interviewing skills results in changes in their counseling style and in lower saturated fat intakes in their patients

Brug, Johannes, Spikmans, Femke, Aartsen, Cora, Breedveld, Boudewijn, Bes, Rik and Ferreira, Isabel (2007) Training dietitians in basic motivational interviewing skills results in changes in their counseling style and in lower saturated fat intakes in their patients. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 39 1: 8-12. doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2006.08.010


Author Brug, Johannes
Spikmans, Femke
Aartsen, Cora
Breedveld, Boudewijn
Bes, Rik
Ferreira, Isabel
Title Training dietitians in basic motivational interviewing skills results in changes in their counseling style and in lower saturated fat intakes in their patients
Journal name Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1499-4046
1878-2620
Publication date 2007-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jneb.2006.08.010
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 39
Issue 1
Start page 8
End page 12
Total pages 5
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To test if basic training for dietitians in motivational interviewing (MI) resulted in changes in dietitians' counseling style and improvements in their patients' diet and risk parameters.

Design: A randomized controlled trial.

Setting: 9 home-care organizations in the Netherlands.

Participants: 37 dietitians, 209 baseline patients, and 142 follow-up diabetes patients.

Intervention: Dietitians were randomly allocated to receive basic training in motivational interviewing (MI dietitians, n=18) or not (control dietitians, n=19).

Main Outcome Measures: Counseling style of dietitians; total self-reported saturated fat, fruit, and vegetable intake, measured body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and glycated hemoglobin (Hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c) of patients.

Analysis: Analyses of variance and multiple linear regression analyses. Alpha = .05.

Results: MI dietitians were significantly more empathetic, more often showed reflection during consultations, and were more likely than control dietitians to let their patients talk for the majority of the consultation. Patients of MI dietitians had significantly lower saturated fat intake levels at posttest compared to patients of control dietitians. No effects on HbA1c, BMI, and waist circumference were found.

Conclusions and Implications: Basic training in MI changed the dietitians' counseling style and resulted in lower saturated fat intakes in their patients.
Keyword Diabetes patients
Dietitians
Motivational interviewing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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