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A Multimedia Introduction to CAM for Cancer Patients

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
65262
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA089972
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: A Multimedia Introduction to CAM for Cancer Patients
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44CA089972-02
Award Amount: $782,153.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): There are about 9 million people living with cancer in the U.S. Palliative care from diagnosis to death or survivorship can supplement curative care to improve quality of life for both patients and their family members. This Phase I SBIR will result in a prototype CD-ROM with information and interactive tools to help cancer patients and their families address palliative care decisions throughout the disease course. In Phase I, formative evaluation and usability testing will inform the content and design of the CD-ROM. The prototype will include information and three to five interactive tools in a graphic interface that reflects the entire scope of content. A one-group pre-post-test of the prototype will assess the feasibility of using this product to change cancer patients' and family members' knowledge and self-efficacy about making and implementing palliative care decisions. In Phase II, we will produce the remainder of the information and tools and test the CD-ROM in a randomized field test to determine its effectiveness in increasing palliative care-related decision behavior, patient quality of life, family caregiver well-being, and emotional state of both patients and family members, with changes in knowledge and self-efficacy as intermediate variables.

Principal Investigator:

Susan G. Brink
2022650033
SBRINK@HEALTHMARKMULTIMEDIA.COM

Business Contact:

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

HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC 1828 L ST NW, STE 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