A MULTIMEDIA INTRODUCTION TO CAM FOR CANCER PATIENTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1R43CA089972-01
Amount: $118,134.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC
1201 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, #250, WASHINGTON, DC, 20036
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 SUSAN BRINK
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Business Contact
Phone: (202) 265-0033
Email: AEMCFARREN@HEALTHMARKMULTIMEDIA.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION: HealthMark Multimedia, LLC will develop the prototype for an education and decision support CD-ROM, entitled Interactive Guide to CAM for Cancer PatientsJ. This CD-ROM will provide patients with the information and interactive tools to focus their learning about complementary and alternative medicines (CAM), their CAM decision-making, and treatment selection. In Phase I, HealthMark will identify the CAM information and decisional needs of cancer patients, design and produce a product prototype, and test the prototype with cancer patients. Phase I research activities will assess the feasibility of using an interactive CD-ROM to help cancer patients understand the uses of CAM as part of their cancer treatment and make decisions about its use. Phase I research will have two components: a formative evaluation and a prototype feasibility test. The formative evaluation will refine the product information and approach as proposed here. The prototype evaluation will provide information on product usability, acceptance, and knowledge and self-efficacy gains by users. In Phase II the complete CD-ROM will be developed and the product=s effectiveness in increasing cancer patients knowledge of CAM and their self-efficacy will be determined through a randomized field trial. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NOT AVAILABLE

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