J Korean Diabetes.  2011 Jun;12(2):109-112. 10.4093/jkd.2011.12.2.109.

Motivational Interviewing for People with Diabetes Mellitus

  • 1Department of Social Work, Kyung-Hee University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. i-era@hanmail.net


Motivational interviewing (MI) is a evidenced-based, patient-centered approach that is attracting increased interest in health care settings. This paper provides an overview of MI including spirits, principles, basic counseling skills aimed to elicit change talk from diabetic patient, and effectiveness in diabetes care. MI may be a useful intervention for helping diabetic patient to improve their glycemic control, treatment adherence, and psychological well-being.


Motivational Interviewing; Diabetes; Health Behavior Change

MeSH Terms

Delivery of Health Care
Diabetes Mellitus
Motivational Interviewing


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