Assessing the integrity of motivational interviewing interventions: Reliability of the motivational interviewing skills code

Theresa Moyers, Tim Martin, Delwyn Catley, Kari Jo Harris, Jasjit S. Ahluwalia

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Abstract

The motivational interviewing skills code (MISC) was used to review 86 audiotaped interactions between clinicians and patients participating in a smoking cessation intervention. Intraclass correlations (ICCs) were completed for two of the MISC elements: global evaluations and behavior counts. Results indicate 75% of the global ratings yielded ICCs in the good to excellent range, while only 44% of the behavior counts yielded this level of accuracy. Adherence scores were created to form overall ratings of clinician adherence to using motivational interviewing and 80% of these competence measures yielded ICCs in the good to excellent range. Specific recommendations regarding modifications for the MISC are suggested based on the data presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-184
Number of pages8
JournalBehavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2003

Keywords

  • Motivational interviewing
  • Reliability
  • Treatment integrity

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