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Module: Core Curriculum in Health Psychology

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A 42-year-old female diagnosed with asthma

Author(s):

Dr Helen Lindner,
The Australian Psychological Society,
Australia

Ms Laura Sciacchitano,
The Australian Psychological Society,
Australia

Overview:

This case describes Motivational Interviewing as an approach that can be used by a Health Psychologist when assisting someone with a chronic condition (in this case asthma).

The aim of the case study is to demonstrate how Motivational Interviewing can be used as a technique to improve adherence to preventative-treatment medicines and help change a patient's lifestyle factors that are related to their illness and overall well-being.


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