FEATURE ARTICLESUsing Web-Based Technology to Promote Physical Activity in Latinas Results of the Muévete Alabama Pilot StudyBENITEZ, TANYA J. PhD; CHERRINGTON, ANDREA L. MD; JOSEPH, RODNEY P. PhD; KELLER, COLLEEN PhD; MARCUS, BESS PhD; MENESES, KAREN PhD; MARQUEZ, BECKY PhD; PEKMEZI, DOROTHY PhDAuthor Information Author Affiliations: College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix (Drs Benitez, Joseph, and Keller); Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Dr Cherrington); Department of Family Medicine & Public Health, University of California, San Diego (Drs Marcus and Marquez); and Office of Research Scholarship (Dr Meneses), and Department of Health Behavior (Dr Pekmezi), University of Alabama at Birmingham. Research assistance for data analysis and manuscript development was supported by training funds from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Nursing Research, award T32 1T32NR012718-01—Transdisciplinary Training in Health Disparities Science (Dr Keller, principal investigator), the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, award R25 CA047888—Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program (Dr Meneses, principal investigator), 5P60MD000502-09 National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Comprehensive Minority and Health Disparities Research Center–ARRA Supplement, and R01CA159954.The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Corresponding author: Tanya J. Benitez, PhD, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, 500 North 3rd St, Phoenix AZ 85004 (Tanya.Benitez@asu.edu). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: July 2015 - Volume 33 - Issue 7 - p 315-324 doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000162 Buy Metrics Abstract Latinas in the US report high levels of physical inactivity and are disproportionally burdened by related health conditions (eg, type 2 diabetes, obesity), highlighting the need for innovative strategies to reduce these disparities. A 1-month single-arm pretest-posttest design was utilized to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a culturally and linguistically adapted Internet-based physical activity intervention for Spanish-speaking Latinas. The intervention was based on the Social Cognitive Theory and the Transtheoretical Model. Changes in physical activity and related psychosocial variables were measured at baseline and the end of the 1-month intervention. The sample included 24 Latina adults (mean age, 35.17 ± 11.22 years). Most (83.3%) were born outside the continental US. Intent-to-treat analyses showed a significant increase (P = .001) in self-reported moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity from a median of 12.5 min/wk at baseline to 67.5 min/wk at the 1-month assessment. Participants reported significant increases in self-efficacy as well as cognitive and behavioral processes of change. Nearly half of the participants (45.8%) reported advancing at least one stage of change during the course of the 1-month intervention. Findings support the feasibility and acceptability of using interactive Internet-based technology to promote physical activity among Latinas in Alabama. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.