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DUE TO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS' LIMITED TIME AND LACK OF TRAINING IN EDUCATIONAL…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2886
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2886
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Jwk International Corp.
7617 Little River Tpke, Ste 80 Annandale, VA 22003
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: DUE TO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS' LIMITED TIME AND LACK OF TRAINING IN EDUCATIONAL PRINCIPLES, AND TO THE ABSENCE OF TEACHING MATERIALS DESIGNED TO COMPENSATE FOR DECLINING SENSORY OR COGNITIVE ABILITIES OF THE ELDERLY, MANY OLDER PERSONS DO NOT ATTAIN THE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,589.00
 

Abstract:

DUE TO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS' LIMITED TIME AND LACK OF TRAINING IN EDUCATIONAL PRINCIPLES, AND TO THE ABSENCE OF TEACHING MATERIALS DESIGNED TO COMPENSATE FOR DECLINING SENSORY OR COGNITIVE ABILITIES OF THE ELDERLY, MANY OLDER PERSONS DO NOT ATTAIN THE COMPETENCE TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE AND HEALTH PROMOTION. THIS PROJECT ENTAILS DEVELOPING INTERACTIVE VIDEO SELF-CARE AND HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS FOR THE ELDERLY. SPECIFICALLY, A CAI/VIDEO PROTOTYPE ON PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS WILL BE DESIGNED. TO BE DEVELOPED AND ASSESSED ARE POPULATION NEEDS, TEACHING OBJECTIVES, CRITERION MEASURES, AND SCRIPT, GRAPHICS, AND SEQUENCE OF A TWENTY-MINUTE MODULE BASED ON INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS DESIGN APPROACH WITHIN AN OPERANT CONDITIONING FRAMEWORK. FORMATIVE EVALUATION WILL INVOLVE ELDERLY SUBJECTS FROM A HEALTH GROUP ASSOCIATION. PHASE I RESULTS INCLUDE SCRIPT, GRAPHICS, AND AUDIO FOR VIDEOTAPE. PHASE II POSSIBILITIES INCLUDE VIDEOTAPE TO VIDEODISC CONVERSION AND AN INTERACTIVE MICROCOMPUTER SCRIPT PROGRAM. THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS PROTOTYPE, THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR IMPROVING COGNITIVE, BEHAVIORAL, AND ATTITUDINAL SKILLS OF THE ELDERLY IN A VARIETY OF SELF-CARE/HEALTH PROMOTION AREAS. INTERACTIVE VIDEODISCS COULD BE MARKETED COMMERCIALLY TO VIDEO AND COMPUTER INDUSTRIES, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES, HEALTH EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS, HOSPITAL CORPORATIONS, PHARMACY CHAINS, THE HOME HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY, AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.

Principal Investigator:

Bonnie l. walker
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
7037500500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Jwk International Corpon,
7617 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003

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