AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 23, Issue 10, pp 2837–2839 | Cite as

Adolescent HIV Healthcare Providers’ Competencies in Motivational Interviewing Using a Standard Patient Model of Fidelity Monitoring

  • Karen Kolmodin MacDonellEmail author
  • Amy L. Pennar
  • Leah King
  • Lisa Todd
  • Sarah Martinez
  • Sylvie Naar
Original Paper


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 



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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Conflict of interest

All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Wayne State University School of MedicineWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Center for Translational Behavioral MedicineFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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