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Mobile App for Self Management of Comorbid Depression and Metabolic Syndrome

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43DK100049-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R43DK100049
Amount: $224,789.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIDDK
Solicitation Number: PA13-088
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2508-A Oakmont Way, EUGENE, OR, 97401-5500
DUNS: 783579782
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 AMELIA BIRNEY
 (541) 342-7227
 abirney@orcasinc.com
Business Contact
 ELIXABETH GREENE
Phone: (541) 349-4806
Email: grantsmanagement@orcasinc.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
PROJECT SUMMARY Depression and metabolic syndrome (MetS) are common chronic conditions that are debilitating to individuals and costly to employers and public and private payors.1-3 Unfortunately, they are often comorbid, each making the other more severe, more difficult to manage, and more costly.4-7 This project will create MoodJaunt, a mobile app designed to fill a well-known gap8-14 in the population health management market: a lack of engaging and effective self-management programs that address both the emotional and physical wellbeing of adults managing both depression and chronic health conditions. As fully conceived, the MoodJaunt mobile app will offer an integrated approach to effect clinically significant changes in: (a) depression symptoms, (b)physical activity, (c) dietary intake, (d) weight loss, and (e) waist circumference. MoodJaunt will integrate cognitive-behavioral strategies to manage depression with a theory- based goal-attainment approach to engage patients in weight-loss activities

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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