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The effects of chronic pain are extensive and negatively impact the health of an individual. Negative impacts of chronic pain include issues with sleep, cognitive processes, mood/mental health, cardiovascular health, relationships, and overall quality of life. Self-efficacy is an important predictor of outcomes associated with persons experiencing chronic pain. The use of technology in healthcare is supported in the literature and is a promising way to enhance self-efficacy of those experiencing chronic pain. An evidenced-based project was conducted at a rehabilitation and pain specialty office in the northeastern part of North Carolina. The project evaluated if text message reminders of recommended activities and strategies to improve back pain affected self-efficacy in individuals experiencing chronic back pain. In conclusion, the evidence-based project indicated the use of text messages can make a difference in the self-efficacy of patients experiencing chronic pain.
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Smith, Mechell, "Improving Self-Efficacy in Persons Experiencing Chronic Back Pain" (2018). Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects. 322.