Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal



Recruitment status

Recruitment complete, follow-up currently in progress


Motivational Communication (MC) is communication style centered on patient needs and designed to increase their motivation to listen to medical advice and adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The demand for physicians to be trained in applying MC techniques in their medical practice has increased over the past decade. However, we still know very little on the efficacy of these programs in improving the participating physicians’ knowledge about MC as well as the attitudes and behaviours they adopt in their clinical practices, following the training. This is particularly true among specialist physicians.