Motivational Interviewing for Health Maintenance and Promotion
In typical standard-of-care settings for healthcare, there is a distinct lack of availability for discussion between physician and patient regarding healthy lifestyle choices. The importance of living a healthy lifestyle is enormous, as it can prevent various diseases, lead to a higher quality of life, and prolong lifespan. Yet, this is not a typical discussion in the average primary care clinic. The Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (WIPHL) project currently employs the model of using a process of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment. This pilot study uses a similar method to WIPHL by using a prevention specialist instead of a physician to motivate patients to make changes in diet and exercise.
150 patients from the Aurora Sinai Family Care Center and local area clinics.
September 15, 2009 - September 14, 2010
University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Type 2 Translational Research grant
Aurora UW Medical Group
Elizabeth Bade, MD
Chris Casselman, MA
Center for Urban Population Health
Amy Harley, Ph.D., MPH, RD
Jennifer Evertsen, MS
Ruth Perez, BA
Olga Yakusheva, PhD
To learn more about WIPHL, visit www.wiphl.org