INTERACTIVE VIDEODISC SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,800.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
19034
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Oregon Center For Applied
74 East 18th Avenue, Eugene, OR, 97401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John Noell
(503) 342-7227
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT WILL PRODUCE AN INTERACTIVE VIDEODISC-BASED SYSTEM (IVD) SMOKING CESSATION SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM WILL HELP PEOPLE STOP SMOKING, BY USING A SOPHISTICATED SMOKING INTERVENTION PROGRAM. A KEY FEATURE OF THE INTERACTIVE SYSTEM IS THAT TAILORS THE INTERVENTION TO THE USER'S CHARACTERISTICS. USING DEMOGRAPHIC AND OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE USER, THE SYSTEM MATCHES ON-SCREEN MODELS (E.G. AS IN TESTIMONIALS) TO THE USER ON GENDER, AGE, ETHNICITY, AND SMOKING/DIET HISTORY. IN ADDITION, THE SYSTEM ALLOWS USERS TO BRANCH WITHIN THE PROGRAM MATERIAL, BASED ON A DESIRE FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OF INFORMATION (SUCH AS HOW TO COPE WITH SPECIFIC SITUATIONS, ETC.). PHASE I OF THE PROJECT WILL: (A) USE FORMATIVE EVALUATION PROCEDURES TO DETERMINE THE DEGREE TO WHICH ACCEPTANCE AND PERCEIVED EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SOMKING CESSATION SEGMENT IS DEPENDENT ON MATCHING ON-SCREEN MODEL CHARACTERISTICS TO USER CHARACTERISTICS AND (B) PRODUCE COMPLETE LOGIC FLOWCHARTS AND READY-TO-SHOOT SCRIPTS FOR THE SMOKING CESSATION SEGMENTS TO BE USED WITH TWO SPECIFIC SMOKER SUBPOPULATIONS. PHASE II WILL: (A) COMPLETE THE PHASE I EVALUATION PROCEDURES FOR THE REMAINING SUBPOPULATIONS, AND (B) PRODUCE A FINAL SOMKING CESSATION PROGRAM, RESULTING IN A STAND-ALONE KIOSK.

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