LocationHôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal
Recruitment statusRecruitment 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.
The goal of this study is to assess the efficacy of MC training on physician knowledge, attitudes and communication behaviors in relation to their MC training, among dermatologists specifically.
Kim Papp, MD (co-PI)
Abbvie (Investigator-Initiated Grant Program)
Fonds de la Recherche du Québec – Santé
Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)
- Lavoie KL, Gooderham MJ, Bacon SL, Campbell TS, Vallis M, Laurin C, Dragomir, A, Papp K. (2016). Clinician training in motivational communication skills: The impact of Derm Connect Canada (Phase 1). Canadian Dermatology Association Journal.