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Table 3 MI fidelity within a sample of face-to-face counselling sessions (n = 20) according to the MITI scoring instrument

From: Is the process of delivery of an individually tailored lifestyle intervention associated with improvements in LDL cholesterol and multiple lifestyle behaviours in people with Familial Hypercholesterolemia?

  Global scores1 (recommended) Behaviour counts2 (recommended)
  (mean (SD))  
  Empathy Spirit Direction RF:QU OQ (%) CR (%) MIA (%)
  (>3.5) (>3.5) (>3.5) (in favour of RF) (mean (SD)) (>50%) (>40%) (>90%)
Coach 1 3.1 (0.9) 2.7 (1.0) 3.4 (0.7) 1.09 (0.35) 21 (12) 42 (21) 87 (9)
Coach 2 1.5 (0.7) 2.2 (0.9) 2.6 (1.1) 0.68 (0.30) 19 (13) 23 (14) 62 (17)
Total3 2.9 2.7 3.3 1.03 21 39 83
(100%)        
  1. 1 The global scores capture an overall impression of the conversation on a 5-point Likert scale for the following 5 dimensions: empathy, spirit (evocation, collaboration and autonomy) and direction.
  2. 2 Behaviour counts incorporate: RF:QU=ratio reflections to questions; OQ=percentage open questions; CR=percentage complex reflections; MIA=percentage motivational interviewing adherent; Spirit=combination of evocation, collaboration and autonomy.
  3. 3 Aggregated scores weighted for the number of counselling sessions conducted by each coach (coach 1: 85%, coach 2: 15%)
  4. Significant differences (p < 0.05) in scores between coaches are printed in bold.