Motivational interviewing for adherence problems in cystic fibrosis

Pediatr Pulmonol. 2010 Mar;45(3):211-20. doi: 10.1002/ppul.21103.


This review focuses on adherence in cystic fibrosis (CF), and the factors known to influence it. In particular, it discusses the importance of effective communication in clinical settings and considers the evidence for the effectiveness of motivational interviewing (MI), to increase adaptation and adherence in physical health and CF. The review also contains an overview of the key concepts of MI, its' practice in medical settings and recommendations on how to adopt MI techniques in the routine care of people with CF.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cystic Fibrosis / drug therapy
  • Cystic Fibrosis / psychology*
  • Directive Counseling / methods*
  • Humans
  • Motivation*
  • Patient Compliance*