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Interactive Multimedia to Teach Asthma Self Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
25157
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25157
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
American Research Corporation of Virginia
1509 Fourth Street P.O. Box 3406 Radford, VA 24143 0340
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Interactive Multimedia to Teach Asthma Self Management
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1 R43 HL52363-1,
Award Amount: $690,956.00
 

Abstract:

We will investigate and develop an interactive multimedia for asthma self-management educationtargeted toward children aged 6-9 inclusive. Interactive multimedia is the integration of audiovisualtechnology (as well as text and graphics) with computer-simulated human interaction to control activitiesand to monitor user responses to computer-generated questions. Interactive multimedia is theeducational medium of choice for learning strategies based on games and simulations, which haveproven especially successful in effecting behavioral change among young children. Phase I specific aimsinclude development of an asthma self-management program modeled after existing programs,integration of the program with interactive multimedia presentation technology, and formative evaluationof the system with regard to ease of use and short-term effects, such as knowledge and attitudinalchanges. Long-term effects, such as number of emergency treatments or school absences, will beascertained in Phase II. The significance of this effort is the innovative combination of animation andcomputer-assisted instruction for childhood asthma self-management instruction.

Principal Investigator:

R Avent
7037310655

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

American Research Corp. Of VA
Box 3406, 1509 4th Street Radford, VA 24141

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