Moving On: Interactive Guide to Breast Cancer Survivors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2R44CA091661-02
Agency Tracking Number: CA091661
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC, 1828 L ST NW, STE 250, WASHINGTON, DC, 20036
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 SUSAN BRINK
 (202) 265-0033
 SBRINK@HEALTHMARKMULTIMEDIA.COM
Business Contact
 SUSAN BRINK
Phone: (202) 265-0033
Email: SBRINK@HEALTHMARKMULTIMEDIA.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): The number of breast cancer survivors is growing due to early detection of localized cancer and increased effectiveness of treatments. HealthMark Multimedia, LLC proposes a Phase II SBIR project that will result in a CD-ROM for breast cancer survivors addressing issues that present or persist post-treatment. Phase I prototype feasibility testing indicated that such a product can increase knowledge and self-efficacy and that survivors react favorably to the interactive tools and skill development approaches. The full product will use information gathered during prototype development and testing to provide a user-friendly product to assist women during this stage. Product development will use a Quality of Life Model and Social Learning Theory to translate 4 dimensions of well-being (physical, psychological, social and spiritual) for breast cancer survivors into an interactive learning and support product. Subsequent to development a randomized field test will determine the effectiveness of the CD-ROM in increasing knowledge, self-efficacy and quality of life as compared to similar material in book form.

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