Table 3

MI fidelity within a sample of face-to-face counselling sessions (nā€‰=ā€‰20) according to the MITI scoring instrument
Global scores1 (recommended) Behaviour counts2 (recommended)
(mean (SD))
Empathy Spirit Direction RF:QU OQ (%) CR (%) MIA (%)
(>3.5) (>3.5) (>3.5) (in favour of RF) (mean (SD)) (>50%) (>40%) (>90%)
Coach 1 3.1 (0.9) 2.7 (1.0) 3.4 (0.7) 1.09 (0.35) 21 (12) 42 (21) 87 (9)
Coach 2 1.5 (0.7) 2.2 (0.9) 2.6 (1.1) 0.68 (0.30) 19 (13) 23 (14) 62 (17)
Total3 2.9 2.7 3.3 1.03 21 39 83
(100%)

1 The global scores capture an overall impression of the conversation on a 5-point Likert scale for the following 5 dimensions: empathy, spirit (evocation, collaboration and autonomy) and direction.

2 Behaviour counts incorporate: RF:QU=ratio reflections to questions; OQ=percentage open questions; CR=percentage complex reflections; MIA=percentage motivational interviewing adherent; Spirit=combination of evocation, collaboration and autonomy.

3 Aggregated scores weighted for the number of counselling sessions conducted by each coach (coach 1: 85%, coach 2: 15%)

Significant differences (pā€‰<ā€‰0.05) in scores between coaches are printed in bold.

Broekhuizen et al.

Broekhuizen et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:348   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-348

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