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COMPUTER-ASSISTED EXERCISE PROGRAM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19297
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19297
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Health Innovations Inc
12355 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 22901
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: COMPUTER-ASSISTED EXERCISE PROGRAM
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,846.00
 

Abstract:

LACK OF SUFFICIENT EXERCISE IS WIDELY RECOGNIZED AS A RISK FACTOR FOR MANY CHRONIC DISEASES, MOST NOTABLY CORONARY HEART DISEASE. DESPITE REPEATED HEALTH WARNING AND EXHORTATIONS FOR INCREASING EXERCISE, ESTIMATES SUGGEST THAT ONLY 7 TO 8 PERCENT OF ADULT AMERICANS EXERCISE TO MINIMUM LEVELS RECOMMENDED BY THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE. AMONG THOSE WHO DO BEGIN EXERCISE PROGRAMS, LONG-TERM ADHERENCE IS TYPICALLY VERY POOR. HOWEVER, RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SELF-MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES MAY BE EMPLOYED EFFECTIVELY TO ENHANCE EXERCISE COMPLIANCE. WE WILL DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE EXERCISE PROGRAM THAT IS IMPLEMENTED BY A HAND-HELD MICROCOMPUTER. THE PROGRAM WILL COMBINE THE EXERCISE GUIDELINES OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE WITH FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOR AND MODIFICATION AND SELF-MANAGEMENT TO FACILITATE PROGRAM COMPLIANCE. THE PROGRAM WILL BE TESTED WITH 10 SUBJECTS IN A THERAPIST-ASSISTED PROTOCOL AND 20 SUBJECTS IN A SELF-HELP PROTOCOL. THE PROJECT WILL STRESS THE COLLECTION OF PROCESS AND SATISFACTION DATA THAT WILL BE EXAMINED BY CONSULTANTS AND HEALTH INNOVATIONS' STAFF TO PROVIDE ONGOING REFINEMENTS TO THE PROGRAM. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE I PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A VIABLE PROGRAM THAT CAN BE TESTED IN A PHASE II EFFICACY TRIAL.

Principal Investigator:

Al Behar
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Health Innovations Inc
12355 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 22901

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