Motivational Interviewing: Helping Patients Move Toward Change
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CE TEST QUESTIONS
General Purpose Statement
To provide the nurse with an overview of motivational interviewing, along with the stages of change and a behavioral change plan.
After reading this article and taking this test, the nurse will be able to:
- Define motivational interviewing.
- Identify the stages of change along with a behavioral change plan.
- According to Mason & Butler, one reason why people do not change is because they
- are afraid to change.
- do not know how to change.
- do not have social support to change.
- do not have financial support to change.
- An important behavior change principle is that people will change when they are ready, willing, and
- have defined goals.
- Which term best describes the interaction style of motivational interviewing?
- directive, client–centered
- indirective, provider centered
- Motivational interviewing should not be used in patients with
- chronic diseases.
- adherence issues.
- violent tendencies.
- suicidal ideation.
- The process of motivational interviewing includes
- expressing sympathy.
- supporting self-efficacy.
- Change and the promise of change can be found in which scripture?
- Isaiah 65:17
- Matthew 7:12
- John 8:11
- James 1:14
- Phase one of motivational interviewing involves
- assessing readiness for change.
- assessing commitment to change.
- establishing rapport.
- establishing priorities.
- In phase one of motivational interviewing, which should be performed?
- Phase two of motivational interviewing involves addressing
- responsibility for change.
- readiness and commitment to change.
- the agenda.
- the goals.
- Key factors for recognizing readiness to change include all except
- reading about other's commitment to change.
- questions about change.
- A helpful tool in motivational interviewing to assess the importance of change to patient is the use of
- life stories.
- rulers or scales.
- Which offers cues for what to listen to in commitment to change?
- In which stage of change does the individual intend to take action but is not quite ready?
- precontemplation stage
- comtemplation stage
- preparation stage
- action stage
- During the preparation stage of change, which are becoming important to the patient?
- immediate results
- long-term results
- During the action stage of change, which should be offered?
- During the maintenance stage of change, the individual has stopped the unwanted behavior for more than
- 3 months.
- 6 months.
- 9 months.
- 12 months.
- Which plan can help nurses and patients develop behavioral change plans?
- What does the “A” in the behavioral change plan stand for?