Table 1.

Recognizing change talk in patients

KINDS OF CHANGE TALKSTATEMENTS THAT INDICATE THE KIND OF CHANGE TALK
Desire“I want to …”
“I would like to …”
“I wish ...”
Ability“I could …”
“I can …”
“I might be able to ...”
Reasons“It would be better if ...”
Need“I need to …”
“I have to …”
“I really should ...”
  • Data from Rollnick et al.3