COMPUTER-ASSISTED SMOKING CESSATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$49,946.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1992
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
19036
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Florida Maxima Corpon
2487 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL, 32792
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 James E Driskell
 (407) 679-6887
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM GOAL OF THE RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A HAND-HELD COMPUTER THAT WILL ASSIST SMOKERS IN THEIR EFFORT TO QUIT SMOKING. PHASE I RESEARCH IS DESIGNED TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS APPROACH. THE PHASE I RESEARCH WILL HAVE FOUR SPECIFIC AIMS: (1) TO CONCEPTUALIZE AND DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE, THEORETICALLY BASED OUTLINE OF THE THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES/ROUTINES THAT A COMPUTER WOULD HAVE IF IT WERE TO ASSIST A SMOKER; (2) TO IDENTIFY TWO METHODS CAPABLE OF IMPLEMENTING ONE OF THE LIKELY THERAPEUTIC ROUTINES, NAMELY, THE INDUCTION OF A POSITIVE MOOD; (3) TO WRITE THE PROGRAM CODE FOR THE POSITIVE MOOD INDUCTION PROCEDURE; AND (4) TO PILOT TEST THE MOOD INDUCTION PROCEDURE WITH 30 CURRENT SMOKERS WITH A 2 X (NEUTRAL OR POSITIVE MOOD) 2 (AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL VERSUS SOCIAL FEEDBACK) DESIGN.

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