Aim: This pilot study explored the feasibility and acceptability of a stage-tailored motivational interviewing intervention with education that focuses on changes in end-of-life (EOL) communication, completion of advance directives (ADs), and readiness for advance care planning (ACP). Methods: One group pretest–posttest design was implemented with 30 low-income older adults. Results: This pilot study showed its feasibility in enhancing ACP. Action for ACP—that is, identifying a proxy for decision making and documenting EOL treatment preference in an AD—increased significantly by 23.3% (n = 7). The participants’ readiness for ACP, knowledge, self-efficacy, positive attitudes, and perceived importance of ACP increased significantly after the intervention. Conclusion: Health care professionals and service providers who interact with older adults should tailor ACP dialogues in accordance with individuals’ motivation.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2016|
- advance care planning
- low income
- motivational interviewing
- older adults