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CARE OF THE AGED: A MULTIMEDIA STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
55725
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2R44AG014940-02
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: CARE OF THE AGED: A MULTIMEDIA STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $365,912.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION: Residents in long-term care facilities often exhibit challenging dementia-related problem behaviors. The proposed project will develop an interactive CD-ROM program designed to sharpen the skills of professional caregivers who work with these residents. An on-screen needs assessment with video modeling vignettes will evaluate user responses and recommend needed training content. Skill-based modules, designed to accommodate users with limited reading ability, will consist of self-paced interactive tutorials built around realistic video modeling vignettes. The competency-based instructional design will allow users to advance at their own pace when the material is understood. Program modules will address 1) a problem-solving approach for specific problem behaviors (e.g., inappropriate use of profanity, sexual, and racist language, aggressive or apathetic behaviors), 2) specific communication and management techniques (e.g., redirection, reminder cards), 3) techniques for caregiver self-care, and 4) general information on dementia-care and related issues. Summary printouts of program content for users and documentation of training progress for supervisors will be supplied. The Phase I prototype was an award-winning CD that produced significant changes in caregiver self-efficacy and intention to try recommended techniques. In Phase II, the program's content will be expanded, and it will be evaluated with a randomized trial at multiple residential worksites. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Not available

Principal Investigator:

A. B. Irvine

Business Contact:


5413427227
DARY@ORCASINC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCI
1839 GARDEN AVE EUGENE, OR 97403

EIN/Tax ID: 931093461
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No