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Motivational Interviewing MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Motivational Interviewing
Tree Number(s)
F02.784.176.279.500
F04.408.413.349.500
N02.421.461.363.349.500
Unique ID
D062405
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D062405
Scope Note
It is a client-centered, directive method for eliciting intrinsic motivation to change using open-ended questions, reflective listening, and decisional balancing. This nonjudgmental, nonconfrontational interviewing style is designed to minimize a patient's resistance to change by creating an interaction that supports open discussion of risky or problem behavior.
NLM Classification #
WM 55
Previous Indexing
Nondirective Therapy (1996-2012)
Public MeSH Note
2013
History Note
2013
Date Established
2013/01/01
Date of Entry
2012/07/03
Revision Date
2015/06/29
Motivational Interviewing Preferred
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