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Table 1 Measures and coding instruments

From: Medication adherence in patients with schizophrenia: a qualitative study of the patient process in motivational interviewing

Unit of measurement Measurement Coding instrument
Therapist sequential coding of 20 verbal behaviours: question, reflection, advice with permission, permission seeking, affirm, emphasize control, support, advice without permission, confront, direct, opinion, raise concern, warn, facilitate, feedback, filler, self-disclosure, general information, structure, not encodable. SCOPE (Motivational Interviewing Sequential Code for Observing Process Exchanges) [16]
rating of 5 MI-core values and other relational ingredients on a 7-point global rating scale: acceptance, empathy, collaboration, evocation, autonomy. MISC 2.1 (Motivational Interviewing Skill Code) [17]
computing 5 summary scores:
• ratio of reflections to questions,
• percent open questions,
• percent complex reflections,
• percent MI-consistent techniques,
• mean global ratings.
MITI 3.1.1 (Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity) [18]
MISC 2.1
registration of optional MI-components: decisional balance, importance ruler, confidence ruler, typical day/week, looking back, looking forward, exploring goals and values, querying extremes, developing change plan. Registration: applied / not applied
Patient sequential coding of 10 patient verbal behaviours: commitment, desire, ability, reasons, need, taking steps, other, ask, follow neutral, not encodable. SCOPE
rating of the level of patient self-exploration on a 7-point global rating scale. MISC 2.1
percent patient change talk. SCOPE