Table 2

Meta-analysis, the motivational interviewing effect.

Effect measurenCombined effect estimateP-value (95% CI)
Body mass index11400.720.0001 (0.33 to 1.11)
HbA1c (%GHb)2430.430.155 (−0.16 to 1.01)
Total blood cholesterol (mmol/l)13580.270.0001 (0.20 to 0.34)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)3164.220.038 (0.23 to 8.99)
Number of cigarettes/day1901.320.099 (−0.25 to 2.88)
Blood alcohol content (mg%)27872.920.0001 (46.80 to 99.04)
Standard ethanol content (units)64814.640.0001 (13.73 to 15.55)