Motivational interviewing and concordance with antiretroviral therapy
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Motivational interviewing and concordance with antiretroviral therapy

Michelle Brown Nursing student (adult branch), University of Worcester
Clare Bennett Senior lecturer, Primary care nursing, University of Worcester

Concordance with therapy is essential in maintaining quality of life for individuals who have human immunodeficiency virus. This article examines the use of motivational interviewing in assisting people to increase their concordance with antiretroviral therapy. It investigates the evidence base for motivational interviewing and discusses its principles and techniques. The article highlights the benefits of adopting a holistic approach to the intervention.

Nursing Standard. 25, 13,51-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.12.25.13.51.c8122

Published in print: 01 December 2010