COMPUTER-ASSISTED SMOKING CESSATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,946.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
19036
Agency Tracking Number:
19036
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2487 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL, 32792
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James E Driskell
(407) 679-6887
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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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