What is Positive self-talk?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Self-talk is internal dialog---the words we use when we talk to ourselves. Positive self-talk can promote self-esteem and motivation to maintain healthy habits.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 30 7
Low self esteem 20 22
Pain 20 4
Anxious mood 11 1
Fatigue 5 0
Major depressive disorder 5 17

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
52

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Positive self-talk

Side effect Patients
Calming 1
Heightened self esteem 1
Mood elevated or improved 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Positive self-talk

Dosage Patients
daily 14
as needed 4

Why patients stopped taking Positive self-talk

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Did not seem to work 2
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Duration

Currently using Positive self-talk

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 4

Stopped using Positive self-talk

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 21
Sometimes 17
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 14
Not at all hard to take 30
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 35
Not specified 16
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4 patient evaluations for Positive self-talk

Feb 11, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lack of motivation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for despair)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 26, 2009 (Started Aug 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for low self esteem)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: helpfull
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 13, 2009 (Started Aug 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for low self esteem)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: recomend
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2009 (Started Jan 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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