Provider Communication Behaviors that Predict Motivation to Change in Black Adolescents with Obesity

Source: National Institutes of Health
Date Published: 2013

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This study provides clinicians with insight into the most effective way to communicate with Black adolescents with obesity about weight loss. Results indicate that reflective statements and open questions focusing on their own desires, abilities, reasons, need and commitment to weight loss recommendations are more likely to increase motivational statements.

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