Outcome of communications skills training is widely measured by self-efficacy rating across practice settings. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of in-house motivational interviewing skills training of primary care medical providers self-efficacy as associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and Kidney Disease Quality of Life (KDQOL). Primary care providers (n=7) completed the SE-12 questionnaire used to measure participants’ self-efficacy pre-attendance at a single in-service training event. Providers self-efficacy mean and standard deviation (SD) using the self-efficacy 12 questionnaire was 8.15 and 0.79 respectively. No participants responded to the post-intervention SE-12 questionnaire. The population targeted recruitment effort was limited to a single event. This was a significant barrier to this project which highlights the importance and challenges associated with recruiting and retaining adequate participation. This could have contributed to low participation response and the limited outcomes associated with this project. Further study is needed to examine the impact of communication skill training related to the topic of CKD and KDQOL among VA family practice provider and its effect on perceived self-efficacy.



Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Level of Degree


First Committee Member

Dr. Angeline C Delucas, DNP

Second Committee Member

Dr. Stephen Hernandez, PhD

Third Committee Member

Radcliffe A. Myers, MSN DNP(c)


Health Related Quality of Life, quality of life, self-efficacy, motivational interviewing, veteran

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