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Motivational interviewing for smoking cessation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
65286
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA088569
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TALARIA, INC.
1121 34th Ave. SEATTLE, WA 98122-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Motivational interviewing for smoking cessation
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44CA088569-02A1
Award Amount: $732,914.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): About 25% of Americans smoke and the majority of current smokers do not plan on quitting any time soon. For these smokers, interventions tailored to decrease their resistance and increase their readiness to stop smoking are most effective. Motivational Interviewing (MI) focuses on overcoming resistance to change by increasing awareness that smoking is a problem, strengthening motivation, and increasing confidence that change is possible. Finally, when the patient makes a commitment to quitting, MI focuses on quitting strategies and relapse prevention. In Phase I of the Motivational Interviewing via Role-play internet-delivered Simulation (MIRIS) project, we developed an interactive multimedia simulation and tutoring environment to train healthcare professionals and students to deliver a brief motivational smoking consult for patients not ready to quit smoking. Evaluations indicate that 1) users found MIRIS to be an attractive and user-friendly tutorial and 2) MIRIS is effective in teaching brief motivational smoking cessation strategies. Phase II goals include adding audio and video, developing additional modules for working with patients at different stages of change and conducting a large teaching effectiveness study with clinicians at two medical settings.

Principal Investigator:

Kelly M. Carpenter
2067480443
KCARPENTER@TALARIAINC.COM

Business Contact:


2067480443
Small Business Information at Submission:

TALARIA, INC.
TALARIA, INC. 821 SECOND AVE, STE 1150 SEATTLE, WA 98104

EIN/Tax ID: 911635227
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No