Motivational interviewing in web-based computer tailoring: what question types should be used?

S. Friederichs, A. Oenema, C. Bolman, J. Guyaux, H. Van Keulen, L. Lechner

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    PURPOSE:  Evidence illustrates that Motivational Interviewing (MI) can be successful ingettingindividualstoincreasetheirphysicalactivity(PA).DeliveringMIinatraditionalway,however,isexpensiveandthereforedifficulttoscaleup.Web-basedcomputertailoring(CT)couldbeaninterestingalternativedeliverychannel forMI.Beforeitispossible todevelopeffective web-basedMI interventions, however, we need to gain more specific insight onhowtointegrateMIsuccessfullyinweb-basedCT.Theaimofthisstudywastoassesswhichconfiguration of question types (open-ended and/or multiple choice) leads to the mostfavorableresultsintermsofautonomousmotivationandappreciationoftheinterventioninaweb-basedcomputer-tailoredPAintervention,basedonMI.
    METHOD:Arandomizedtrialwasconductedamong465Dutchadults,comparingthreewebbasedcomputer-tailoredPAinterventionsbasedonMI:1)includingexclusivelyopen-endedquestions, 2) including exclusively multiple choice questions, 3) including both multiplechoice questions and open-ended questions. Measurements included motivation-relateddeterminants of PA and process variables, measured at baseline, directly following the intervention and one month postintervention. 
    RESULT(S): Results suggest that open-ended questions represent an important element inweb-based MI in terms of effect on autonomous motivation and appreciation of theintervention.In order to optimizeappreciation of the intervention,a combination of bothopen-endedandmultiplechoicequestiontypesseemstoholdmostpromises. 
    CONCLUSION(S): The findings of this study suggest that both open-ended and multiplechoicequestionsshouldbeincludedinweb-basedcomputer-tailoredMIPAinterventions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAbstracts ISBNPA 2013
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
    Pages601
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventAnnual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity: ISBNPA 2013 - Ghent, Belgium
    Duration: 22 May 201325 May 2013
    https://www.isbnpa.org/files/annual_meetings/2015/12/17/18/attachments/567300a4c86d7.pdf

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    ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
    Country/TerritoryBelgium
    CityGhent
    Period22/05/1325/05/13
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