- •In this meta-analysis we assessed motivational interviewing (MI) in chronic pain.
- •We assessed the effect of MI on adherence, pain, and physical function.
- •MI appeared to increase short-term adherence to chronic pain treatment.
- •It is unclear whether MI resulted in improvements in pain and physical function.
- •Further research on motivational interventions in chronic pain is needed.
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Louise Sharpe was supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship. No other funding sources were provided.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.