THIS PROJECT WILL DESIGN, PROGRAM, EVALUATE AND DEMONSTRATE A SELF-HELP SINGLE USE CALCULATOR FOR ESTIMATING CALORIE AND FAT INTAKE TO WITHIN 1015% PER 24-HR PERIOD.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$45,040.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3025
Agency Tracking Number:
3025
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1803 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD, 20850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
LILLY GARDNER
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(301) 762-1200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT WILL DESIGN, PROGRAM, EVALUATE AND DEMONSTRATE A SELF-HELP SINGLE USE CALCULATOR FOR ESTIMATING CALORIE AND FAT INTAKE TO WITHIN 1015% PER 24-HR PERIOD. THIS INSTRUMENT WILL BE TESTED INTERNALLY FOR 3 WEEKS AND FIELD TESTED FOR 12 WEEKS IN STUDY ENVIRONMENTS IN WHICH INVESTIGATORS ARE ATTEMPTING TO EDUCATE AND TRAIN PARTICIPANTS WITH RESPECT TO DIETARY TREATMENT REGIMENS. PRIOR TO PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT A QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN AND QUALITY CONTROL PROCEDURES WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR THE TESTING PHASES. EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INSTRUMENT WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH EVALUABILITY ASSESSMENT AND OUTCOME MONITORING. BOTH QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DATA WILL BE COLLECTED THROUGH SURVEY, FOCUS GROUPS, AND QUESTIONNAIRES. DATA WILL BE ANALYZED AND RECOMMENDATIONS MADE CONCERNING PHASE II PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR ANCILLARY PRODUCT USES. THE PROPOSED PROJECT TEAM COMPRISES A SENIOR NUTRITIONIST WITH PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN NUTRITION SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, AN

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