Hypermedia Application to Promote Breast Cancer Screening

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$704,858.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
1 R43 CA66498-01,
Award Id:
29216
Agency Tracking Number:
29216
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5016 Edgewood Road, Crystal Lake, IL, 60012
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Barbara Krohn
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We will test the application of hypermedia for promoting screening and early detection of breast caWe will develop a health education program that presents information on risk factors, warning signaltechniques that can be implemented in outpatient settings. The goal is to increase motivation, knowlto screening behaviors and early detection. Our program proposes to combine internal and external athealth protecting behaviors. We will do this by using hypermedia to present a health message attribuself (internal attribution), and by presenting the hypermedia technology in the health provider's seWe will use a multidisciplinary approach, teaming with specialists in public health and health promohealth education, and hypermedia development. Hypermedia offers features that have been cited as beiimproved compliance with screening procedures. Program content can be designed to present informatiosensitive to the cultural norms of the target audience. Hypermedia is also self-paced and does not nbeginning to end as is the case with video, which makes it adaptable to women's time constraints. Hysimplify the information gathering process related to breast cancer screening.

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