Online Program

Application of the Health Promotion Model in Motivational Interviewing Sessions to Promote Physical Activity Among Adolescent Girls

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Lorraine Robbins, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN, Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Jiying Ling, PhD, RN, Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Vicki Voskuil, PhD(c), RN, CPNP, College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Health professionals regularly encounter individuals whose health and well-being can be improved by making positive changes in behaviors, yet many professionals report lacking sufficient confidence or skills to promote positive behavioral changes due to limited training and experience. Not having enough time to thoroughly address the problem is also identified as a barrier. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss how nursing’s Health Promotion Model can be used to provide a theoretical foundation to guide motivational interviewing sessions directed toward increasing physical activity. A brief overview of the motivational interviewing communication style and strategies associated with the technique will be presented. Constructs of the Health Promotion Model that can be targeted in motivational interviewing sessions will be addressed. A roadmap used by counselors conducting 15-20-minute face-to-face, theory-based motivational interviewing sessions with 5th – 7th grade girls participating in a large-scale, NIH-funded randomized controlled trial of a school-based intervention designed to increase their physical activity will be presented. The trial is being conducted in a total of 24 low socioeconomic, urban schools in the Midwestern U.S. The majority of the participants are African-American. Although the roadmap focuses on increasing physical activity, participants will recognize that the Health Promotion Model can be applied in motivational interviewing sessions directed toward promoting positive changes in other behaviors. The strategies used in the trial to help interested girls identify small steps toward behavior change will also be discussed. Participants will be given ample opportunities to ask questions about this novel approach.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Identify at least two communication styles or core skills associated with motivational interviewing for promoting positive behavior change. Demonstrate the use of theory-based constructs to guide motivational interviewing.

Keyword(s): Adolescents, Physical Activity

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal investigator of federally funded grants focusing on increasing physical activity among adolescent girls. Among my scientific interests has been the use of motivational interviewing to promote positive behavior change among adolescents. I have used this communication style in my intervention work. I am also interested in theory-based approaches and have applied the Health Promotion Model in my research studies.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.