COMPUTER-BASED HEALTH EDUCATION FOR TEENAGERS-HEALTH RISK GAME

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$56,863.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1987
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
5352
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
University Park Pathology Assc
1408 West University Avenue, Urbana, IL, 61801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Ben T Williams
 Principal Investigator
 (217) 337-4700
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE GOAL OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DESIGN A COMPUTER GAME APPROPRIATE FOR USE IN HEALTH EDUCATION CLASSES AT THE SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL OR FOR USE IN INEXPENSIVE HOME COMPUTERS. THE GAME WILL INCORPORATE MORTALITY RISKS AND RISKS ATTRIBUTABLE TO LIFESTYLE RISK FACTORS THROUGH 10 SUCCESSIVE FRAMES, EACH ANALOGOUS TO A 5-YEAR PERIOD FOR AGES 10 THROUGH 85. CONCEPTS OF AVERAGE AND ATTRIBUTABLE RISK WILL BE DISPLAYED GRAPHICALLY IN THE NONDIDACTIC MEDIUMOF A FAST-PACED GAME WHICH IS STATISTICALLY ACCURATE. ALL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE COMPILED DURING PHASE I, AND THE MOST APPROPRIATE GRAPHICS SOFTWARE FOR GAME PROGRAMMING WILL BE SELECTED. THE GAME WILL BE PROGRAMMED DURING PHASE II, THEN MARKETED TO SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATORS AND THE GENERALPUBLIC DURING PHASE III.

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