Motivational interviewing in improving oral health: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Gao2014MotivationalII,
  title={Motivational interviewing in improving oral health: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Xiaoli Gao and Edward Chin Man Lo and Shirley Ching Ching Kot and Kevin Chi Wai Chan},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2014},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={
          426-37
        }
}
BACKGROUND The control and management of many oral health conditions highly depend on one's daily self-care practice and compliance to preventive and curative measures. Conventional (health) education (CE), focusing on disseminating information and giving normative advice, is insufficient to achieve sustained behavioral changes. A counseling approach, motivational interviewing (MI), is potentially useful in changing oral health behaviors. This systematic review aims to synthesize the evidence… CONTINUE READING
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