Motivational Interviewing for Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetics in a Rural South African Community

Yolanda Barnard, Anthea Lesch, T CASSIDY

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Difficulty adhering to lifestyle changes required for effective management is rife among patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Motivational interviewing may prove a useful tool for healthcare providers when supporting patients. Thirteen poorly controlled T2DM patients, 11 females and 2 males, took part in the study. A qualitative design with semi-structured interviews was used and the data was analysed by means of thematic analysis. Themes explored included Stumbling blocks to change, awareness of difficulties, making changes, and the role of motivational interviewing. Motivational Interviewing was received positively and provided useful information, which will help to understand the needs of the diabetic in a rural community as well as suggest recommendations for improving future clinic care.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2(6)
Pages (from-to)168-181
Number of pages14
JournalAnnals of Clinical and Medical Case Reports
Issue number6
Early online date24 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018


  • Motivational interviewing
  • Diabetes
  • Qualitative

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