A Web-Based Worksite Stress and Mood Management Program

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$706,650.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2R44MH063610-02A1
Agency Tracking Number:
MH063610
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ISA ASSOCIATES, INC.
ISA ASSOCIATES, INC., 201 N UNION ST, STE 330, ALEXANDRIA, VA, 22314
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ROYER COOK
(703) 739-0880
RCOOK@ISAGROUP.COM
Business Contact:
REBEKAH HERSCH
(703) 739-0880
RHERSCH@ISAGROUP.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Stress, depression and other mental health disorders are prevalent, disabling conditions that have substantial effects on the health and productivity of the work force. The goal of this project is to develop and test a web-based, interactive, multi-media stress and mood management program for the workplace. By presenting topics of depression, anxiety and substance abuse within a program of stress management - a relatively non-stigmatized topic -- working adults can acquire the necessary awareness, skills and motivation to prevent, or seek treatment for, these costly disorders. Moreover, they will be able to acquire skills for coping with stress on and off the job. In Phase I, a prototype program was developed and tested in focus groups of working adults, and interviews were conducted with managers to assess the feasibility and commercial viability of the program. The prototype was successfully developed and pilot-tested, arid received high ratings for feasibility. In Phase II, the web-based stress and mood management program will fully developed and field-tested in a randomized design at a worksite in the southeastern U.S. based on the results of the field test, the program will be revised and prepared for marketing to businesses and the behavioral health care industry.

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