A NETWORKED COMPUTER-MEDIATED SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$257,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
1509
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Behavioral Health Systems Inc.
109 Croton Ave, Ossining, NY, 10562
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Jay T. Tooley
 (914) 762-6098
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS TO DETERMINE THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS, THE ACCEPTABILITY AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF AN INTERACTIVE COMPUTER-MEDIATED SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM DELIVERED ON-LINE THROUGH AN ESTABLISHED INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER NETWORK. THE INTENT IS TO MAKE READILY AVAILABLE AN INEXPENSIVE, EFFECTIVE SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM TO THE GROWING NUMBERS OF INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS WHO HAVE ACCESS TO PERSONAL COMPUTERS AT HOME, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS AND AT WORK. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT PHASE I RESULTS WILL PROVE THE COST-EFFECTIVE AND CLIENT-ACCEPTABILITY INFORMATION NECESSARY TO PURSUE THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INTO PHASE II. POSITIVE RESULTS IN PHASE I WOULD DICTATE BROADER TRIALS IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS SUCH AS HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS, GROUP PRACTICES AND CORPORATIONS IN PHASE II. SUCCESSFUL RESULTS IN PHASES I AND II WOULD HAVE IMPORTANT IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FEASIBILITY OF PROVIDING BOTH COMMERCIAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL CLINICAL AND HUMAN SERVICES THROUGH COMPUTER NETWORKS ON AN INTERNATIONAL SCALE.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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