Semin Hear 2012; 33(01): 035-045
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1304726
Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Moving Patients Forward: Motivational Engagement

John Greer Clark
1   Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
2   Clark Audiology, LLC, Middletown, Ohio.
Carissa Maatman
1   Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Lorraine Gailey
3   Hearing Link, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.
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Publication Date:
20 March 2012 (online)


Health care providers recognize that behavioral change does not occur without motivation for change. In hearing health, practitioners often employ external motivators as a means to engage patients within the treatment process. The strongest motivations for change, however, arise from within one's self. This article reviews motivational tools introduced to audiology through the Ida Institute as a means to help patients tap into their own internal motivation to more readily accept and act upon treatment recommendations.

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