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Implications for nursing practice and research
■ The study findings that motivational interviewing improves mood and reduces mortality a year after acute stroke should inform clinical practice guidelines.
■ More trial data are needed to examine factors such as whether frequency of motivational interviewing sessions is more important than time frame, whether there are differences in therapist effects and whether there are differences using a training and supervision manual when applying motivational interviewing.
■ More research is needed to explore the mechanisms by which motivational interviewing is effective and how it …
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