“Caminamos: A Smartphone App for Latinas to Connect With Walking Partners”
Despite numerous interventions designed to increase physical activity, few are specifically tailored to Latinas, a population where higher rates of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases are present. This proposed smartphone app, A!Caminemos Juntas!, will use location-based services to connect Latinas with one another in order to improve walking habits by increasing social support and decreasing perceived barriers, both of which are known to play a role in physical activity behaviors. Through a randomized comparative-effectiveness trial, this Phase II project will test the effectiveness of a smartphone application for improving physical activity among Latinas when providing them with real-time opportunities to connect socially with the goal of walking.
Caminemos Juntas App
A tailored mobile app that encourages Latinas and Hispanic women to walk together using location-based services.
World Walking App
A mobile app that encourages users to walk.
Caminamos: A Location-based Smartphone App for Latinas to Connect With Nearby Walking Partners Ph II