Title

Motivational Interviewing for Weight Loss

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Volume Number

34

Issue Number

4

DOI

10.1016/j.psc.2011.08.003

Abstract

Weight loss interventions have improved over the years, although sustained weight management remains a challenge for overweight individuals and practitioners alike. One approach that has been proposed to enhance the efficacy of behavioral weight loss treatment is motivational interviewing (MI). Although the application of MI in this context is relatively new, emerging research isolating the unique contributions of MI to weight loss treatment suggests that this approach has utility as part of a comprehensive multicomponent behavioral obesity intervention. Therefore, an introduction to MI and the evidence supporting the approach is warranted for practitioners in applied settings who seek to promote weight loss among their patients.

ISSN

0193-953X

First Page

861

Last Page

869

Link Out URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psc.2011.08.003

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