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THIS RESEARCH WILL MODIFY A MICROCOMPUTERIZED NUTRIENT ANALYSIS SOFTWARE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4664
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4664
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dine Systems, Inc.
586 N French Road, Suite 2 Amherst, NY 14228
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: THIS RESEARCH WILL MODIFY A MICROCOMPUTERIZED NUTRIENT ANALYSIS SOFTWARE PROGRAM AND DATABASE FOR USE WITH SENIOR CITIZENS.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS RESEARCH WILL MODIFY A MICROCOMPUTERIZED NUTRIENT ANALYSIS SOFTWARE PROGRAM AND DATABASE FOR USE WITH SENIOR CITIZENS. THE COMPUTER PROGRAM TO BE USED, THE DINE SYSTEM,WILL BE MODIFIED TO ACCOMODATE THE SPECIFIC NUTRITIONAL CONCERNS OF PERSONS OVER AGE 65. IT WILL BE USER-FRIENDLY AND UNDERSTANDABLE, AND THE HARDWARE WILL BE FORMATTED FOR EASE OF USE. THE PROGRAM WILL FOCUS ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF FOOD CHOICES AS A RESULT OF NUTRIENT ANALYSIS. AN EXPERT PANEL CONSISTING OF GERIATRICIANS, COMPUTER SCIENTISTS, NUTRITION EDUCATORS, AND SENIORS WILL REVIEW THE PROGRAM'S ADEQUACY. THE SOFTWARE WILL BE INTEGRATED INTO A NUTRITION INTERVENTION PROJECT FOR FIELD TESTING IN A SUBSIDIZED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FOR SENIORS. ELIGIBLE SUBJECTS WILL BE ASSIGNED BY RESIDENT LOCATION INTO TWO GROUPS. THE COMPUTERIZED NUTRITION GROUP WILL PARTICIPATE IN AN EXPERIENTIAL, NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM FEATURING THE DEVELOPED SOFTWARE. THE TRADITIONAL NUTRITION GROUP WILL RECEIVE A SIMILAR PROGRAM, EXCEPT THAT THE COMPUTER EXPERIENCE WILL BE REPLACED BY HANDOUTS AND VERBAL EXPLANATIONS. STUDY GROUPS WILL BE PRETESTED, POSTTESTED, AND FOLLOWUP TESTED WITH NUTRIENT ANALYSES, SATISFACTION/ INTEREST, AND NUTRITIONAL BEHAVIOR INVENTORIES. T-TESTS ANDCHI-SQUARES WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GROUPS.

Principal Investigator:

Kathryn f dennison
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
7168343463

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Dinesystems Inc
2211 Main Street Wny Tech Dev Center Buffalo, NY 14214

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