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Mid-life Women: Preventing Unintended Pregnancy & STIs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
71363
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD044374
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Mid-life Women: Preventing Unintended Pregnancy & STIs
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD044374-01A1
Award Amount: $148,627.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project will develop and evaluate a theoretically based intervention for mid-life women regarding the prevention of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy in CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Internet/Intranet and VHS videotape formats. The mid-life population was selected because there is a paucity of intervention materials for this sub-population. The interactive video-based program will be fully multicultural (i.e., tailored for African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Caucasian and Hispanic women). It will focus on: prevention strategies for unintended pregnancy and STIs; the influence of sexual partners on risk reduction decisions and behaviors; decision support in choosing among prevention strategies; and skill-building in buying and using condoms, and in communicating and negotiating with partners to reduce risk. In Phase I an interactive CD-ROM program will be developed and evaluated in a randomized controlled trial. The intervention will be designed to increase knowledge about: 1) pregnancy risk in mid-life; 2) STI risk in mid-life; 3) strategies to prevent STIs and unintended pregnancy in mid-life; and 4) influences of sexual partners on risk reduction decisions and behaviors. The Phase I program will target African American females ages 35-55 who are in non-monogamous sexual relationships or sexual relationships of equal to or less than 3 months duration. The outcome measures will include: knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, normative expectations, behavioral intentions, and perceived environmental constraints regarding prevention of STI/HIV and unintended pregnancy.

Principal Investigator:

Lynne H. Swartz
5413427227
DARY@ORCASINC.COM

Business Contact:

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

OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC.
OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC. 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