WOMEN'S WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CAI FOR OUTPATIENT SETTINGS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19086
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Dine Systems Inc
586 North French Road Suite 2, Amherst, NY, 14228
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kathryn F Dennison
 (716) 688-2492
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP AND EVALUATE A COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION (CAI) WOMEN'S WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR USE IN OUTPATIENT, WAITING ROOM SETTINGS. THE SOFTWARE WILL FOCUS ON BASIC NUTRITIONAL CONCEPTS RELATED TO WOMEN'S HEALTH INCLUDING WEIGHT CONTROL. FEATURES WILL IDENTIFY PROBLEMATIC FOODS, REPORT SNACK AND MEAL BALANCE, INDICATE ENERGY AND ACTIVITY BALANCE, AND CHART BODY WEIGHT OVER TIME. OVERWEIGHT WOMEN WILL ENTER THEIR OWN DATA IN WAITING ROOMS, AND RECEIVE UNDERSTANDABLE PRINTOUTS, WHICH WILL BE REVIEWED WITH STAFF IN THE EXAMINING ROOM. THIS PROCESS WILL INVOLVE AND EMPOWER THE PATIENT TO ASSIST IN THEIR OWN HEALTH CARE. A FOUR STEP SOFTWARE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (SSA) PLAN WILL BE USED TO FORMATIVELY EVALUATE THE SOFTWARE WITH 40 WOMEN IN A FAMILY PRACTICE CORPORATION. FOCUS GROUP INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED WITH AN ADDITIONAL 20 PATIENTS AND 5 PROFESSIONAL STAFF WHO USED A BETA VERSION OF THE SOFTWARE TO IDENTIFY ANY FINAL PROBLEMS. RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY WILL BE DETERMINED BY COMPARING PATIENT GENERATED PRINTOUTS WITH THE SAME DATA OBTAINED BY AN INTERVIEW-ASSISTED NUTRIENT ANALYSIS. THE COMMERCIAL VALUE OF THIS PROJECT IS BASED ON THE INNOVATIVE DESIGN OF THE PRINTOUT SYSTEM AND THE EXCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR WOMEN IN THIS ENVIRONMENT.

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