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INTERACTIVE VIDEODISC SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19034
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19034
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC.
2508-A Oakmont Way EUGENE, OR 97401
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: INTERACTIVE VIDEODISC SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,800.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT WILL PRODUCE AN INTERACTIVE VIDEODISC-BASED SYSTEM (IVD) SMOKING CESSATION SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM WILL HELP PEOPLE STOP SMOKING, BY USING A SOPHISTICATED SMOKING INTERVENTION PROGRAM. A KEY FEATURE OF THE INTERACTIVE SYSTEM IS THAT TAILORS THE INTERVENTION TO THE USER'S CHARACTERISTICS. USING DEMOGRAPHIC AND OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE USER, THE SYSTEM MATCHES ON-SCREEN MODELS (E.G. AS IN TESTIMONIALS) TO THE USER ON GENDER, AGE, ETHNICITY, AND SMOKING/DIET HISTORY. IN ADDITION, THE SYSTEM ALLOWS USERS TO BRANCH WITHIN THE PROGRAM MATERIAL, BASED ON A DESIRE FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OF INFORMATION (SUCH AS HOW TO COPE WITH SPECIFIC SITUATIONS, ETC.). PHASE I OF THE PROJECT WILL: (A) USE FORMATIVE EVALUATION PROCEDURES TO DETERMINE THE DEGREE TO WHICH ACCEPTANCE AND PERCEIVED EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SOMKING CESSATION SEGMENT IS DEPENDENT ON MATCHING ON-SCREEN MODEL CHARACTERISTICS TO USER CHARACTERISTICS AND (B) PRODUCE COMPLETE LOGIC FLOWCHARTS AND READY-TO-SHOOT SCRIPTS FOR THE SMOKING CESSATION SEGMENTS TO BE USED WITH TWO SPECIFIC SMOKER SUBPOPULATIONS. PHASE II WILL: (A) COMPLETE THE PHASE I EVALUATION PROCEDURES FOR THE REMAINING SUBPOPULATIONS, AND (B) PRODUCE A FINAL SOMKING CESSATION PROGRAM, RESULTING IN A STAND-ALONE KIOSK.

Principal Investigator:

John Noell
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Oregon Center For Applied
74 East 18th Avenue Eugene, OR 97401

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