Motivational Interviewing in Physical Therapy Practice
The objective of this survey is to investigate the awareness, utilization, and perceptions of motivational interviewing (MI) in physical therapy (PT) practice and to explore the variables associated with MI use, as well as the barriers that prevent its usage. MI is an evidence-based method of facilitating behavior change and has been supported in PT practice as an effective means of increasing adherence to home exercise programs and improving objective treatment outcomes. This study will provide a necessary overview of the current status of MI in PT in the US in order to inform researchers and educators about areas of opportunity and focus. Questions included in the survey will assess general awareness of motivational interviewing (MI), perceptions of applicability of MI in PT practice, use of MI skills, and beliefs about PT roles (please refer to the full survey “Motivational Interviewing in Physical Therapy Practice”). The data will be collected and stored in REDCap until it is downloaded for analysis and will not be shared with any external entity. The analyzed data will be reported in aggregate only for publication purposes.