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Impact of Motivational Interviewing by Social Workers on Service Users - a systematic review

Boyle, Sally; Vseteckova, Jitka and Higgins, Martyn (2019). Impact of Motivational Interviewing by Social Workers on Service Users - a systematic review. Research on Social Work Practice, 29(8) pp. 863–875.

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Abstract

Purpose: This systematic review was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of motivational interviewing (MI), by social workers, on service user outcomes.

Methods: A literature search was undertaken between 2007 and 2018. All eligible studies were analyzed using the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme tool. As heterogeneity was high, a narrative synthesis approach was employed, using thematic analysis for categorizing data.

Results: Eleven studies met the inclusion criteria and were included in this review. MI had a positive effect on service user experience, but this was not consistent. Training was variable, but the evidence suggests that practitioner’s need ongoing training, supervision, or coaching while providing MI.

Discussion: There is a paucity of research examining the impact of MI on children, which was a limitation of this review. There is a need for more qualitative research to surface views and experience of service users to determine why MI is effective.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 The Authors
ISSN: 1552-7581
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetThe Open University
Not SetNot SetLondon South Bank University
Keywords: motivational interviewing; effectiveness; social workers; service user outcomes
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Research Group: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 58835
Depositing User: Sally Boyle
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 11:41
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2019 11:10
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58835
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