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Training in motivational interviewing improves cattle veterinarians' communication skills for herd health management

Svensson, Catarina and Wickström, Hans and Emanuelson, Ulf and Bard, Alison M. and Reyher, Kristen K. and Forsberg, Lars (2020). Training in motivational interviewing improves cattle veterinarians' communication skills for herd health management. Veterinary Record. 187
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Background Communication skills to promote changes in management routines are especially important in veterinary herd health management (VHHM). Motivational interviewing (MI) is a communication methodology shown to be effective in stimulating client behaviour change. This study aimed to evaluate a 6-month MI-training programme for veterinarians. Methods Thirty-eight cattle veterinarians gathered in groups of four to eight at six workshops separated by 3-4 weeks, during which they read literature and practised their skills. MI skills were evaluated before and after training using audio recordings of role-play conversations with professional actors. Recordings were coded using the MI Treatment Integrity Code (MITI) V.4.2.1. The effect of training was evaluated by 16 regression models. Participants filled in questionnaires about their experiences. Results All participants improved their MI skills after training in at least one parameter and significant improvements were found in all but 3 of the 16 statistically evaluated MITI variables. The mean (25th-75th percentiles) ratings of the veterinarians' perceived relevance of MI skills in their work was 4.9 (4.0-6.0) and of their satisfaction with the programme was 5.1 (5.0-6.0) on a 6-point Likert scale. Conclusions Results show that MI training was perceived to be useful and relevant and successfully improved veterinarians' communication skills in VHHM.

Authors/Creators:Svensson, Catarina and Wickström, Hans and Emanuelson, Ulf and Bard, Alison M. and Reyher, Kristen K. and Forsberg, Lars
Title:Training in motivational interviewing improves cattle veterinarians' communication skills for herd health management
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:187
Number of Pages:9
ISSN:0042-4900
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Clinical Science
Keywords:motivational interviewing, eduation, communication skills, veterinary herd health management, advisory service
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-108220
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-108220
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DOI10.1136/vr.105646
Web of Science (WoS)000573922600017
ID Code:17963
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:27 Oct 2020 14:43
Metadata Last Modified:27 Oct 2020 14:51

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