An Individual Focused Approach in Oncology: Motivational Interview


Integration of self-management into patient care has a place in patient-centered approach which is encouraging in achieving self-care and determinant of personal requirements. Individual focused approach is mentioned to result in better findings in directing patients to behavior changes. Efficiency of motivational interview on oncology has been shown in other studies which suggested that motivational interview can be applied in life style changes such as diet and exercise during cancer treatment process, that it is a cost-effective method for increasing the efficacy of monitorization programs, preventing and controlling cancer and may also be used as a “give up smoking” attempt for patients with cancer. The motivational interview method may be used in early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, in providing life style changes and in strengthening self-management of the patient.

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Özdemir, Ü. and Taşcı, S. (2014) An Individual Focused Approach in Oncology: Motivational Interview. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1100590.

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