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Table 2 Motivational interviewing skills (assessed with the MITI) comparing the intervention group and control group

From: Process evaluation of a tailored intervention programme of cardiovascular risk management in general practices

  Intervention group at baseline Intervention group at follow-up Control group at baseline Control group at follow-up P value
Global scores (scale 1–5)
(Should be above 3.5)
2.1 (n = 17) 2.4 (n = 17) 2.3 (n = 14) 2.2 (n = 13) 0.169
Behavioural coding (percentage open questions)
(Should be above 35%)
17.3 (n = 17) 20.5 (n = 17) 25.0 (n = 14) 13.4 (n = 13) 0.009*
Reflection (percentage complex reflections)
(Should be above 40%)
60.5 (n = 14) 27.1 (n = 17) 56.9 (n = 11) 9.1 (n = 12) 0.374
Information given MI adherent (number of scored comments) 6.5 (n = 16) 5.7 (n = 15) 5.8 (n = 14) 7.9 (n = 13) 0.467
MI non-adherent (number of scored comments)
(Should be twice maximum)
6.3 (n = 16) 7.7 (n = 17) 5.6 (n = 14) 9.4 (n = 13) 0.474
  1. Numbers between brackets = number of records which were scored by the trainers
  2. Abbreviations: MITI Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity
  3. *p < 0.05 = difference between intervention group and control group, controlled for baseline scores