COMPUTER-ASSISTED SMOKING CESSATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19036
Amount: $49,946.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2487 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL, 32792
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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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