How to Motivate Patients

Too often, poor adherence to treatment is due to the lack of motivation. This is very easy to say, but it is very difficult for healthcare professionals to put themselves in question and realize that they are also partly responsible for patients' poor compliance! A motivational interview requires certain psycho-pedagogical skills which Miller and Rollnick [26] have proposed and described in full. In addition, clearly defined principles as well as an appropriate attitude and techniques exist for these motivational interviews.

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