Conflict of Interest Statement
The Effect of Nurse-Led Motivational Interviewing on Medication Adherence in Patients With Bipolar Disorder
Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 36–44, January 2015
How to Cite
McKenzie, K. and Chang, Y.-P. (2015), The Effect of Nurse-Led Motivational Interviewing on Medication Adherence in Patients With Bipolar Disorder. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 51: 36–44. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12060
The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.
- Issue online: 13 JAN 2015
- Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Received: 4 DEC 2013
- The Coletta A. Klug Fund
- The State University of New York
- University at Buffalo School of Nursing
- Bipolar disorder;
- medication adherence;
- motivational interviewing;
- outpatient psychiatry
The purpose of this study was to test the effect of motivational interviewing (MI) on medication adherence in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) in an outpatient setting.
Design and Methods
Pretest–posttest design was used. The 3-week MI intervention consisted of one face-to-face session and two follow-up telephone interventions. Outcome measures included medication adherence, self-efficacy, and motivation to change.
Participants demonstrated significant improvement in medication adherence, self-efficacy, and motivation to change after receiving the MI.
MI shows promising results as a treatment approach to improve medication adherence in adults with BD. Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners could improve client health outcomes by implementing MI techniques.