Article Text

other Versions

Literature review
It is unclear if combined motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy improve medication adherence
  1. Stacey Roles,
  2. Hannah Smith
  1. Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to : Stacey Roles, Laurentian University, School of Nursing, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 2C6; sroles{at}

Statistics from

Commentary on: OpenUrlCrossRefPubMed

Implications for practice and research

  • Interventions in motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to enhance self-care and healthy behaviours, including the appropriate use of medication, should be implemented in practice.

  • Future research should separately consider MI and CBT and their effect on medication adherence, ensuring the utilisation of a skilled cognitive behavioural therapist.


Medication adherence is a complex problem affecting the care of patients with various medical and psychiatric conditions. The study by Spoelstra et al attempts to review the evidence of combined motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions to promote medication adherence. Combined MI and CBT may improve medication adherence …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.