COMPUTER-ASSISTED CHOLESTEROL REDUCTION PROGRAM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16676
Amount: $49,780.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Health Innovations, Inc
12355 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA, 22091
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frederiksen, Lee W
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 758-0001
Business Contact
 1 R43 HL44260-01A2
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS HAVE ELEVATED CHOLESTEROL LEVELS. RECENT ATP-NCEP GUIDELINES SUGGEST THAT THESE INDIVIDUALS SHOULD BE PROVIDED WITH A DIETARY INTERVENTION TO REDUCE THEIR CHOLESTEROL TO MORE DESIRABLE LEVELS. SELF-HELP PROCEDURES ARE ONE WAY THAT THE 100 MILLION AMERICANS WITH ELEVATED CHOLESTEROL LEVELS MAY BE ABLE TO LOWER THEIR LEVELS. IMPORTANTLY, PHYSICIAN INITIATED SELF-HELP PROGRAMS MAY BE THE ONLY WAY THAT THESE INDIVIDUALS CAN BE REACHED BY PUBLIC HEALTH EFFORTS. WE WILL DEVELOP A CHOLESTEROL REDUCTION PROGRAM THAT HAS, AS ITS PRIMARY FEATURE, A SMALL, HAND-HELD, FULLY DEDICATED COMPUTER. THE COMPUTER WILL RELY ON EXTANT TREATMENT CONCEPTS FROM NUTRITION, EXERCISE AND BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION INTERVENTIONS TO STRUCTURE A TREATMENT PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM WILL BE INDIVIDUALIZED FOR EACH USER BASED ON EATING AND ACTIVITY HABITS, BLOOD CHEMISTRY VALUES, FITNESS MEASURES AND SUBSEQUENT PROGRESS THROUGH THE PROGRAM. THE COMPUTER PROGRAM WILL GO THROUGH A SERIES OF DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AND FIELD TRIALS FOLLOWED BY TESTING WITH 29 HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIC INDIVIDUALS. THIS GRANT ALSO INVOLVES THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACCOMPANYING BIBLIOTHERAPY SUPPORT MATERIALS. THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVELOP A COMPUTER MONITOR THAT CAN BE TESTED IN A PHASE II EFFICACY TRIAL.

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