Research Updates

Asking questions improves RTW motivation

Dr Mary Wyatt

Motivational interviewing promotes better RTW results, especially for people who lose or leave their job after workplace injury.

Do you welcome change, or do you greet it with ambivalence and resistance? If the latter sounds familiar, you’re not alone! Even when a change is likely to be positive, people have a tendency to cling to the familiar. Enter motivational interviewing (MI), an intervention that aims to uncover the reasons for a person’s resistance to change, and deal with them in a way that fosters motivation. MI: Works for people who...

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