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Self Management of Chronic Headache

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
25242
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25242
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS
12007 SUNRISE VALLEY DR, STE 480 RESTON, VA 22091-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Self Management of Chronic Headache
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1 R43 NS33379-1,
Award Amount: $77,511.00
 

Abstract:

Our goal is to develop a comprehensive self-management program for chronic headache sufferersthan can be implemented effectively without therapist intervention. The program will includecomponents of clinic-based and minimal therapist contact interventions that have been demonstratedto be effective for treating chronic headache. These components include 1. a psychobiological modelfor understanding headache and treatment, 2. progressive muscle relaxation, 3. thermal biofeedback,and 4. cognitive behavior therapy. The program will be delivered through a video, a treatmentworkbook, and a set of audiotapes. The program will be structured in an eight-week sequence, with thegradual introduction of appropriate skills as treatment progresses. A primary innovation of this productwill be the use of a video to introduce important concepts and to facilitate learning of treatment skills.During Phase I, treatment material will be developed in conjunction with leading experts in the behavioraltreatment of chronic headache, and feasibility of the program will be tested in a small-scale study with12 chronic headache sufferers. At the end of the Phase I study, information gathered will be used toguide further product development in preparation for a Phase II efficacy trial.

Principal Investigator:

Albert Jerome
3019483033

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Personal Improvement
12007 Sunrise Valley Dr, Ste 4 Reston, VA 22091

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