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USING COMPUTER-ASSISTED THERAPY IN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13802
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13802
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Capital Systems Group Inc
1401 Rockville Pke #200 Rockville, MD 20852
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: USING COMPUTER-ASSISTED THERAPY IN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $45,747.00
 

Abstract:

A NUTRITION ASSESSMENT TOOL WILL BE DEVELOPED, IMPLEMENTED, AND EVALUATED FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF OBESITY. THE SYSTEM WILL CONSIST OF A HAND-HELD CALCULATOR THAT ESTIMATES DIETARY INTAKE FOR CALORIES, PROTEIN, CARBOHYDRATE, AND FAT AND CALCULATES ENERGY EXPENDITURE AND A COMPUTER INTERFACE DESIGNED TO UPLOAD AND DISPLAY DATA FROM THE CALCULATOR. PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIORAL CHANGE, INCLUDING IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK ON GOAL ATTAINMENT AND RESPONSE-CONTINGENT POSITIVEREINFORCEMENT, WILL BE INCORPORATED BY PROMPTS AND MESSAGES DISPLAYED ON THE CALCULATOR SCREEN. THIS PROTOTYPE WILL PROVIDE AN INNOVATIVE MEANS TO CONTINUOUSLY MONITOR EATING AND EXERCISE HABITS, ENHANCE COMPLIANCE WITH TREATMENT REGIMENS, AND SUPPORT LIFESTYLE CHANGES IN DIET AND PHYSICALACTIVITY. THE INSTRUMENT WILL BE FIELD TESTED WITH 2 TEST GROUPS FOR 8WEEKS. COMPLIANCE TO DIETARY AND EXERCISE REGIMENS WILL BE STATISTICALLY ANALYZED AND COMPARED BETWEEN SUBJECTS USING THE CALCULATOR METHOD AND COUNSELED WITH THE INTERFACE SYSTEM, AND SUBJECTS USING THE PENCIL-AND-PAPER METHOD. FEEDBACK WILL BE OBTAINED BY QUESTIONNAIRE AND FOCUS GROUPS. RESULTS WILL BE EVALUATED AND RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR A MORE REFINED, COMPREHENSIVE, AND TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Janet B Heger
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Capital Systems Group Inc
1401 Rockville Pke #200 Rockville, MD 20852

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No