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Is motivational interviewing effective in workers’ comp schemes?

Lauren Finestone

Motivational interviewing is used in case management in many Australian personal injury compensation systems. But a study suggests it may not be such an effective intervention in workers’ compensation schemes.

Motivational interviewing is a counselling approach that helps people change their behaviour, often in just a few sessions. It aims to strengthen a person’s motivation and commitment to change.  It has shown promise in helping people return to work after injury, particularly with musculoskeletal disorders. So you’d think it could help people who are off work for any other type of illness or injury.  Turns out this may not ...

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