The goal of this project is to describe adolescent HIV care providers’ competence in Motivational Interviewing (MI) using a standard patient interaction model of fidelity assessment. Providers (N = 151) at 11 clinics completed monthly MI role plays. The MI Coach Rating Scale was utilized to assess MI skill. Despite mean differences in baseline MI ability by provider type (medical providers, psychologists/social workers, other), when examined together, only clinic had a significant main effect. Aspects of the clinic environment may have a greater impact on providers’ baseline MI ability than their job type. Future research should continue to explore these clinic factors.
Motivational interviewing Implementation science Fidelity assessment Adolescent HIV care HIV health outcomes
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This work was supported by the NIH Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN 146; PI: Naar) as part of the Scale It Up Program (U19HD089875; PI: Naar).
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