Implementation of Motivational Interviewing, an Evidence-Based Practice, In the Mentally Ill Homeless Population

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307861
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementation of Motivational Interviewing, an Evidence-Based Practice, In the Mentally Ill Homeless Population
Author(s):
Harrell, S. Elizabeth
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Upsilon
Author Details:
S. Elizabeth Harrell, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Liz.Harrell1@gmail.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Background: Approximately 50% of individuals experiencing homelessness suffer from mental health issues and/or substance abuse. Individuals with homelessness have higher death rates than the general population thus, requires access to multiple human service systems due to their disease and disadvantaged status yet, homeless with mental illness often resist treatment. Studies using Motivational Interviewing (MI) were appraised for clinical relevance, validity, reliability, and applicability of MI interventions designed to motivate mentally ill homeless adults into health services. MI was found to be effective therefore; a project to implement MI in the homeless population was designed and implemented. 

Aims: The project consisting of MI focused weekly group meetings and/or individual counseling sessions was aimed at identifying and resolving individual barriers of engagement into health services.

Methods: A DNP student and state university faculty member in a long standing relationship with an area southwest homeless outreach program designed and implemented five weekly group meetings and/or individual counseling sessions occurring once a week. Project implementation, data collection, and measurement tools are presented. 

Results: Evaluation of the project implementation process will be presented at the poster presentation.

Conclusion: The evidence based model and MI interventions used for this practice change combined with relationship based care synthesized into an effective implementation strategy, not only in identify and reducing barriers to change on an individual basis but, on the organizational level as well. Lessons learned offer valuable contributions towards future efforts to engage individuals and organizations into evidence based practice.

Keywords:
motivational interviewing; homeless; evidence based practice
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementation of Motivational Interviewing, an Evidence-Based Practice, In the Mentally Ill Homeless Populationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarrell, S. Elizabethen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Upsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsS. Elizabeth Harrell, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Liz.Harrell1@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307861-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>Background: </b>Approximately 50% of individuals experiencing homelessness suffer from mental health issues and/or substance abuse. Individuals with homelessness have higher death rates than the general population thus, requires access to multiple human service systems due to their disease and disadvantaged status yet, homeless with mental illness often resist treatment. Studies using Motivational Interviewing (MI) were appraised for clinical relevance, validity, reliability, and applicability of MI interventions designed to motivate mentally ill homeless adults into health services. MI was found to be effective therefore; a project to implement MI in the homeless population was designed and implemented.  <p><b>Aims: </b>The project consisting of MI focused weekly group meetings and/or individual counseling sessions was aimed at identifying and resolving individual barriers of engagement into health services. <p><b>Methods: </b>A DNP student and state university faculty member in a long standing relationship with an area southwest homeless outreach program designed and implemented five weekly group meetings and/or individual counseling sessions occurring once a week. Project implementation, data collection, and measurement tools are presented.  <p><b>Results: </b>Evaluation of the project implementation process will be presented at the poster presentation.<b> </b><p><b>Conclusion:</b> The evidence based model and MI interventions used for this practice change combined with relationship based care synthesized into an effective implementation strategy, not only in identify and reducing barriers to change on an individual basis but, on the organizational level as well. Lessons learned offer valuable contributions towards future efforts to engage individuals and organizations into evidence based practice.en_GB
dc.subjectmotivational interviewingen_GB
dc.subjecthomelessen_GB
dc.subjectevidence based practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:23:12Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:23:12Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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