Wireless Internet Application for Smoking Cessation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$198,045.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
53879
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43CA092892-01
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12007 SUNRISE VALLEY DR, STE 480, RESTON, VA, 22091
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
WILLIAM RILEY
() -
Business Contact:
(703) 758-1400
ALBEHAR@LIFESIGN.COM
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): The purpose of this project is to develop and test the feasibility of a wireless Internet application for smoking cessation. The wireless smoking cessation program (WSCP) will be a tailored and comprehensive behavioral smoking cessation program delivered via wireless Internet application integrated with PC-based Internet functionality and communication functionality. The program will use scheduled gradual reduction of smoking along with expert system provision of coping strategy advice and motivation, proactive support functions, and relapse prevention. The basic functions of the program will be developed in Phase I and tested in an open trial of 50 smokers who desire to quit. For Phase II, further development including enhanced support features will be added and refinements to the prototype will be performed based on the results of the Phase I trial. For Phase II, a randomized control trial with adequate power will be performed comparing the proposed program to other self-help programs for smoking cessation. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NOT AVAILABLE

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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