Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing in improving lipid level in patients with dyslipidemia assisted by general practitioners: Dislip-EM study protocol.
Author: Luis A Pérula; Josep M Bosch; Julia Bóveda; Manuel Campiñez; Nieves Barragán; Juan C Arboniés; Jose A Prados; Enrique Martín-Álvarez; Remedios Martín; Josep Massons; Margarita Criado; Ruiz Moral, Roger; José A Fernández-García; Francisco Buitrago; Inmaculada Olaya; Modesto Pérez; Joaquín Ruiz
Abstract: The non-pharmacological approach to cholesterol control in patients with hyperlipidemia is based on the promotion of a healthy diet and physical activity. Thus, to help patients change their habits, it is essential to identify the most effective approach. Many efforts have been devoted to explain changes in or adherence to specific health behaviors. Such efforts have resulted in the development of theories that have been applied in prevention campaigns, and that include brief advice and counseling services. Within this context, Motivational Interviewing has proven to be effective in changing health behaviors in specific cases. However, more robust evidence is needed on the effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing in treating chronic pathologies -such as dyslipidemia- in patients assisted by general practitioners. This article describes a protocol to assess the effectiveness of MI as compared with general practice (brief advice), with the aim of improving lipid level control in patients with dyslipidemia assisted by a general practitioner.
Universal identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10641/1040
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