Web-Based DUI Prevention: Intervening at the Worksite

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$128,631.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43AA014478-01
Award Id:
71108
Agency Tracking Number:
AA014478
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC., 1839 GARDEN AVE, EUGENE, OR, 97403
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JOHN SEELEY
(541) 484-2123
johns@ori.org
Business Contact:
(541) 342-7227
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will produce an interactive program designed to reduce the incidence of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The program will be worksite-based and available via Internet or CD-ROM/DVD. For each user, the program will gather demographic, cognitive decision-making, and behavioral information, and then customize the intervention to the individual. Program users will be diagnosed into one of three categories: (a)"Naive Risk-Takers," (b)"Cognitive Risk-Takers," (who are non-alcoholics), and (c) alcoholics. Employees diagnosed as alcoholics will be tactfully directed to professional treatment resources. Program components will include education, video behavioral modeling, video testimonials, driving impairment simulations, a virtual blood-alcohol calculator, and strategies to overcome barriers to reducing risk. It will provide social support and encourage user commitments to specific risk-reduction strategies. In Phase I, diagnostic and prescriptive DUI prevention strategies for males 21-35 years old will be developed. This prototype program will be evaluated in a randomized trial. In Phase II, the program will be expanded to target four subgroups (young and older males and females), and it will include support and education for "concerned others" who want to help prevent DUI behavior. The program will be evaluated in a large-scale randomized trial.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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