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November 2021 Br J Cardiol 2021;28:047 doi:10.5837/bjc.2021.125–6

Motivational interviewing and outcomes in primary preventive cardiology

Justin Lee Mifsud, Joseph Galea

Abstract

What is motivational interviewing? Motivational interviewing is a counselling approach that proposes collaborative communication between the clinician and the client, where the commitment towards behaviour change is strengthened.1-3 The European Society of Cardiology recommended using motivational interviewing and graded this counselling style as class 1 level A in supporting lifestyle risk modification.4 The practice of motivational interviewing involves using basic interaction skills and techniques such as open questions, affirmation, reflective listening and summary reflections (OARS).3 By asking open questions, the clinician invites the c

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