BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT OF STRESS IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,925.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8163
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Norman Baxley And Associates
510 W Main St, Urbana, IL, 61801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
RESEARCH HAS SHOWN BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS TO BE EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING STRESS AND MITIGATING OTHER PROBLEMS EXPERIENCEDBY CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN MEDICAL TREATMENT; HOWEVER, THE INFORMATION NEEDED TO CARRY OUT THESE INTERVENTIONS IN OTHER CLINICAL SETTINGS IS OFTEN NOT AVAILABLE TO PRACTITIONERS. PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT WILL INVOLVE THE DEVELOPMENT, EVALUATION, AND REFINEMENT OF AN INFORMATION MODULE DESIGNED TO (1) STIMULATE INTEREST IN BEHAVIORAL SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS IN PEDIATRIC TREATMENT AND (2) ENCOURAGE REPRODUCTION OF PROCEDURES HAVING HAD PROVEN SUCCESS. COMPOSED OF A VIDEOTAPE AND A WRITTEN COMPONENT, THIS INITIAL MODULE WILL FOCUS ON AN INTERVENTION WITH CHILDREN UNDER TREATMENT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER, NEW YORK, DESIGNED TO REDUCE DISTRESS ASSOCIATED WITH FREQUENT VENIPUNCTURE. FOLLOWING COMPLETION, THE MODULE WILL BE WIDELY MARKETED TO PURSES, SOCIAL WORKERS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, PEDIATRICIANS, AND FACULTY INVOLVED IN PRESERVICE AND INSERVICE EDUCATION FOR THESE GROUPS. PHASE II WILL THEN INVOLVE THE DEVELOPMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION MODULES ON FOUR ADDITIONAL INTERVENTIONS IN BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS, SUCH AS THOSE BEING CONDUCTED IN PREPARATION FOR MEDICAL PROCEDURES, OBESITY ANDWEIGHT CONTROL, ASTHMA, AND DIABETES.

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