Psoriasis and Climate Therapy (completed)
Effect of motivational follow-up calls on clinical and health economic parameters
Patients get a counseling intervention by phone, after attending 3 weeks of supervised climate therapy on the Canary Islands.
About the project
This study is a randomized controlled trial using motivational telephone interviewing. The counseling intervention comprises 6 telephone calls during a 12 week period, after attending 3 weeks of supervised climate therapy on the Canary Islands.
The aim of this study is to evaluate clinical and health economic parameters in relation to individual motivational counseling by phone.
A chronic condition such as psoriasis requires a high level of self-management and for many patients this requires behaviour change to improve health outcomes. Changing behaviour is a challenge that requires a commitment by the patient to implement changes successfully. Motivational interviewing is a patient centered directive counseling technique that focuses on assisting patients to identify their problems and involves exploring ambivalence in an empathic manner. It is a well-known method of counseling, and is considered to be a useful intervention strategy in the treatment of lifestyle problems.
University of Oslo.
The study is in cooperation with Section for Climate therapy, Oslo University Hospital
Start - Finish
1.10.2010 – 1.08.2014