Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Intimate Partner Violence among Screening & Referral: Preliminary Results of Motivational Interviewing Training for Home Visitors

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 in All IPCS News, Core SVIPP Grant, Hawaii Injury Prevention Advisory Committee, reports maps data, violence and abuse prevention


Summary: The Hawaii Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP), in coordination with Your Ohana, are working to increase the number of home visitor paraprofessionals trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI). Trainings were held at the Fourth Annual Home Visiting Conference.       Pre – and post-assessments were conducted and results indicated increase in MI knowledge and reported confidence for performing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)-related activities among participants. The Hawaii Core SVIPP team will continue to work with Your Ohana to evaluate and improve MI trainings.

PreliminNicholas Lee Hines MPH, Core SVIPP Grant Coordinatorary Results for Pre- and Post-Assessment Groups: Results indicated that for the pre-assessment group, participants’ (n=96) scores averaged 69% accuracy (range =38% to 100%). The post-assessment group results (n=55) indicated a slight increase in knowledge where scores averaged 71% accuracy (range=31% to 92%). Participants also reported increase in average confidence levels for performing IPV-related activities when comparing the pre-assessment and post-assessment groups   (see Figure 1).





Preliminary Results for Matched Pre- and Post-Assessment Sample: Although a smaller subset (n=43), the matched pre- and post-assessment responses showed that there was a slight increase in average knowledge score (see Figure 2). The larger gain was seen in participants reporting more confidence when screening, making a referral, and performing MI after training as (see Figure 3).

Nicholas Lee Hines MPH, Core SVIPP Grant Coordinator

Nicholas Lee Hines MPH, Core SVIPP Grant Coordinator

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Suggested Citation: Yang, K., Onoye, J., Hines, N., Robertson, N.T. (October 2017). Motivational Interviewing to Enhance IPV Screening & Referral: Preliminary Results of MI Training for Home Visitors. Report to the Hawaii Injury Prevention Advisory Committee (IPAC). Honolulu, HI.

Disclaimer: This report was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number, U17 CE924848, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.