Interactive Multimedia to Teach Asthma Self Management

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$690,956.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
1 R43 HL52363-1,
Award Id:
25157
Agency Tracking Number:
25157
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Box 3406, 1509 4th Street, Radford, VA, 24141
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
R Avent
(703) 731-0655
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
We will investigate and develop an interactive multimedia for asthma self-management educationtargeted toward children aged 6-9 inclusive. Interactive multimedia is the integration of audiovisualtechnology (as well as text and graphics) with computer-simulated human interaction to control activitiesand to monitor user responses to computer-generated questions. Interactive multimedia is theeducational medium of choice for learning strategies based on games and simulations, which haveproven especially successful in effecting behavioral change among young children. Phase I specific aimsinclude development of an asthma self-management program modeled after existing programs,integration of the program with interactive multimedia presentation technology, and formative evaluationof the system with regard to ease of use and short-term effects, such as knowledge and attitudinalchanges. Long-term effects, such as number of emergency treatments or school absences, will beascertained in Phase II. The significance of this effort is the innovative combination of animation andcomputer-assisted instruction for childhood asthma self-management instruction.

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