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TOOLS TO MAKE CANCER CAREGIVING MANAGEABLE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60009
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA096173
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC 1828 L ST NW, STE 250 WASHINGTON, DC 20036 0263
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: TOOLS TO MAKE CANCER CAREGIVING MANAGEABLE
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43CA096173-01
Award Amount: $107,364.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Approximately 27 percent of the U.S. adult population is involved in some form of caregiving for a family member. This Phase I SBIR project that will result in a prototype web site with downloadable interactive tools to help lay caregivers cope with the burden of helping adult cancer patients. The Helping Outa will help caregivers manage the burden that caring for a loved one with cancer carries while increasing the caregiver's satisfaction in this role. We will interview caregivers to determine their key issues and needs, design and produce a prototype that offers a selection of tools to address these needs and test the prototype with lay caregivers who live with or otherwise assist adult cancer patients. Phase I research will have two components: a formative evaluation and a prototype feasibility test. Phase I research activities will assess the feasibility of using a web site with downloadable interactive tools to help cancer caregivers develop strategies for reducing burden and increasing satisfaction. HealthMark also will explore and develop detailed marketing and distribution plans. In Phase II, we will use the information gathered and lessons learned in Phase I to produce the remainder of the electronic tool kit. A randomized field trial will determine its effectiveness in increasing caregiver self-efficacy and knowledge while decreasing burden.

Principal Investigator:

Amelia J. Birney
2022650033
ABIRNEY@HEALTHMARKMULTIMEDIA.COM

Business Contact:

Ann Mcfarren
2022650033
AMCFARREN@HEALTHMARKMULTIMEDIA.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC 1201 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, #250 WASHINGTON, DC 20036

EIN/Tax ID: 521666065
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No