MIST: Motivational Interviewing in Stroke Trial

Contact: Dr Rita Krishnamurthi - rita.krishnamurthi@aut.ac.nz

A second component of the ARCOS IV study, Motivational Interviewing Stroke Trial (MIST), is to evaluate a novel, potentially widely applicable behavioural intervention to reduce stroke recurrence.  The goal of this intervention is to prevent a second stroke with clients.  We aim to do this by giving clients a forum in which to discuss their physicians' recommendations (such as medications, physical activity and diet) as well as their overall health.  All topics are open for discussion because we understand that many areas of life connect to health and happiness.