Motivational interviewing (patient-centered counseling) to address childhood obesity.

@article{Schwartz2010MotivationalI,
  title={Motivational interviewing (patient-centered counseling) to address childhood obesity.},
  author={Robert P. Schwartz},
  journal={Pediatric annals},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={154-8}
}
Behavior change is diffi cult to achieve and even more diffi cult to maintain. Motivation is a major factor in determining whether we change our behavior. When a person seems unmotivated, it is often assumed that there is little we can do. This assumption is often false. The way physicians talk with patients can have a signifi cant infl uence on their motivation for behavioral change.1,2 People do not like to be forced or coerced to change their behavior. Sometimes, merely acknowledging this… CONTINUE READING

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