Title

Motivational interviewing with personalized feedback: a brief intervention for motivating smokers with schizophrenia to seek treatment for tobacco dependence

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

8-11-2004

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Adult; *Feedback; Female; Humans; *Interview, Psychological; Male; *Motivation; *Patient Acceptance of Health Care; Psychotherapy, Brief; Schizophrenia; Smoking; Tobacco Use Disorder

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

Individuals with schizophrenia have a much higher prevalence of tobacco smoking, a lower cessation rate, and a higher incidence of tobacco-related diseases than the general population. The initial challenge has been to motivate these individuals to quit smoking. This study tested whether motivational interviewing is effective in motivating smokers with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder to seek tobacco dependence treatment. Participants (N = 78) were randomly assigned to receive a 1-session motivational interviewing (MI) intervention, standard psychoeducational counseling, or advice only. As hypothesized, a greater proportion of participants receiving the MI intervention contacted a tobacco dependence treatment provider (32%, 11%, and 0%, respectively) and attended the 1st session of counseling (28%, 9%. and 0%) by the 1-month follow-up as compared with those receiving comparison interventions.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Consult Clin Psychol. 2004 Aug;72(4):723-8. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

15301657