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Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2022 Adapting MultiPLe behavior Interventions that eFfectively Improve (AMPLIFI) cancer survivor health: program project protocols for remote lifestyle intervention and assessment in 3 inter-related randomized controlled trials among survivors of obesity-related cancers.BMC Cancer.  22:471. 2022
2020 Physical Activity Maintenance Following Home-Based, Individually Tailored Print Interventions for African American WomenHealth Promotion Practice.  21:268-276. 2020
2019 Association Between Physical Activity Intervention Website Use and Physical Activity Levels Among Spanish-Speaking Latinas: Randomized Controlled Trial.Journal of Medical Internet Research.  21:e13063. 2019
2019 Rationale and design of a Scale-Up Project Evaluating Responsiveness to Home Exercise and Lifestyle Tele-Health (SUPER-HEALTH) in people with physical/mobility disabilities: A type 1 hybrid design effectiveness trialBMJ Open.  9. 2019
2019 Wearable technology to reduce sedentary behavior and cvd risk in older adults: A pilot randomized clinical trialClinical Interventions in Aging.  14:1817-1828. 2019
2018 Physical Activity and Related Psychosocial Outcomes From a Pilot Randomized Trial of an Interactive Voice Response System–Supported Intervention in the Deep SouthHealth Education and Behavior.  45:957-966. 2018
2018 A Randomized Pilot Trial of a Novel Behavioral Intervention for Chronic Pain Tailored to Individuals with HIVAIDS and Behavior.  22:2733-2742. 2018
2018 Rationale and design of the tele-exercise and multiple sclerosis (TEAMS) study: A comparative effectiveness trial between a clinic- and home-based telerehabilitation intervention for adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) living in the deep southContemporary Clinical Trials.  71:186-193. 2018
2018 Promotion of physical activity and exercise in multiple sclerosis: Importance of behavioral science and theoryMultiple Sclerosis Journal - Experimental, Translational and Clinical.  4. 2018
2018 Intervention Mapping to develop a Social Cognitive Theory-based intervention for chronic pain tailored to individuals with HIVContemporary Clinical Trials Communications.  10:9-16. 2018
2018 Acceptability of a mobile phone app for measuring time use in breast cancer survivors (life in a day): Mixed-methods studyJMIR Cancer.  4. 2018
2018 Telehealth intervention for Latina breast cancer survivors: A pilotWomen's Health.  14. 2018
2017 Pilot Trial of a Home-based Physical Activity Program for African American WomenMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  49:2528-2536. 2017
2017 Rationale, design, and baseline findings from a pilot randomized trial of an IVR-Supported physical activity intervention for cancer prevention in the Deep South: The DIAL studyContemporary Clinical Trials Communications.  8:218-226. 2017
2017 Physical activity maintenance among Spanish-speaking Latinas in a randomized controlled trial of an Internet-based interventionJournal of Behavioral Medicine.  40:392-402. 2017
2017 A web-based physical activity intervention for Spanish-speaking Latinas: A costs and cost-effectiveness analysisJournal of Medical Internet Research.  19. 2017
2016 Social support and physical activity change in Latinas: Results from the Seamos Saludables trial.Health Psychology.  35:1392-1401. 2016
2016 Applying Psychological Theories to Promote Long-Term Maintenance of Health BehaviorsAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  10:356-368. 2016
2016 Promoting Physical Activity among Underserved PopulationsCurrent Sports Medicine Reports.  15:290-297. 2016
2016 Pasos Hacia La Salud: A randomized controlled trial of an internet-delivered physical activity intervention for LatinasInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.  13. 2016
2016 Rationale, design, and baseline findings from HIPP: A randomized controlled trial testing a home-based, individually-tailored physical activity print intervention for African American women in the Deep SouthContemporary Clinical Trials.  47:340-348. 2016
2016 Results of a Culturally Adapted Internet-Enhanced Physical Activity Pilot Intervention for Overweight and Obese Young Adult African American WomenJournal of Transcultural Nursing.  27:136-146. 2016
2016 Using interactive Internet technology to promote physical activity in Latinas: Rationale, design, and baseline findings of Pasos Hacia La SaludContemporary Clinical Trials.  44:149-158. 2016
2015 Cost effectiveness of a mail-delivered individually tailored physical activity intervention for Latinas vs. a mailed contact controlInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.  12. 2015
2015 Does Short Sleep Lead to Obesity Among Children and Adolescents? Current Understanding and ImplicationsAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  9:428-437. 2015
2015 Moderating Effects of Health Literacy on Change in Physical Activity Among Latinas in a Randomized TrialJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  2:351-357. 2015
2015 Using web-based technology to promote physical activity in latinas: Results of the muĂ©vete Alabama pilot studyCIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing.  33:315-324. 2015
2015 Twelve-month physical activity outcomes in Latinas in the Seamos Saludables trialAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  48:179-182. 2015
2014 Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of Two Internet-enhanced Culturally Relevant Physical Activity Interventions for Young Overweight African-American Women. 2014
2014 Activo: Assessing the feasibility of designing and implementing a physical activity intervention for latino men 2014
2014 Physical activity and quality of life among university students: Exploring self-efficacy, self-esteem, and affect as potential mediatorsQuality of Life Research.  23:661-669. 2014
2014 Applying Psychological Theories to Promote Healthy LifestylesAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  8:4-14. 2014
2014 Internet-Based Physical Activity InterventionsAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  8:42-67. 2014
2013 The seamos saludables study: A randomized controlled physical activity trial of latinasAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  45:598-605. 2013
2013 Health literacy predicts change in physical activity self-efficacy among sedentary LatinasJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health.  15:533-539. 2013
2013 Developing an intervention to address physical activity barriers for African-American women in the deep south (USA)Women's Health.  9:301-312. 2013
2013 Feasibility and acceptability of using pedometers as an intervention tool for LatinasJournal of Physical Activity and Health.  10:451-457. 2013
2013 Physical Activity in Latinas: Social and Environmental InfluencesWomen's Health.  9:201-210. 2013
2013 Physical Activity and Social Cognitive Theory Outcomes of an Internet-Enhanced Physical Activity Intervention for African American Female College Students.Journal of health disparities research and practice.  6:1-18. 2013
2012 Rationale, design, and baseline findings from Seamos Saludables: A randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of a culturally and linguistically adapted, computer- tailored physical activity intervention for LatinasContemporary Clinical Trials.  33:1261-1271. 2012
2012 Making a difference: Enhancing exercise adherence for breast cancer survivors 2012
2012 Extant health behaviors and uptake of standardized vs tailored health messages among cancer survivors enrolled in the FRESH START trial: A comparison of fighting-spirits vs fatalists 2012
2011 Updated evidence in support of diet and exercise interventions in cancer survivorsActa Oncologica.  50:167-178. 2011
2011 Impact of baseline BMI upon the success of Latina participants enrolled in a 6-month physical activity interventionJournal of Obesity.  2011. 2011
2010 USING THE TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 2010
2010 Health Promotion in LatinosAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  4:151-165. 2010
2010 Feasibility of using computer-tailored and internet-based interventions to promote physical activity in underserved populations. 2010
2009 A Culturally Adapted Physical Activity Intervention for Latinas. A Randomized Controlled TrialAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  37:495-500. 2009
2009 Interventions to Promote Physical Activity Among African AmericansAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  3:173-184. 2009
2009 Assessing and Enhancing Self-Efficacy For Physical Activity 2009
2009 Physical Activity Interventions in Minority PopulationsCurrent Cardiology Risk Reports.  3:275-280. 2009
2009 Promoting Physical Activity in Low Income African Americans: Project LAPS.Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice..  3:82-91. 2009
2008 Living Well with Living Wills: Application of Protection Motivation Theory to Living Wills Among Older Caucasian and African American Adults 2008
2008 Community resources for smoking cessationCurrent Cardiovascular Risk Reports.  2:452-457. 2008
2008 The Psychosocial Vulnerability Model as a Predictor of Coronary Artery DiseaseJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.  15:163-169. 2008
2007 Attitudes Toward Health Care Providers and Appointment Attendance in HIV/AIDS PatientsJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  18:65-73. 2007
2007 Development and Validation of the Weekly Stress Inventory-Short FormJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.  29:54-59. 2007
2007 A stage-targeted physical activity intervention among a predominantly African-American low-income primary care populationAmerican Journal of Health Promotion.  21:160-163. 2007
2005 Barriers to physical activity among predominantly low-income African-American patients with type 2 diabetesDiabetes Care.  28:1209-1210. 2005
2004 Use of the Beck Depression Inventory-II with African American primary care patientsGeneral Hospital Psychiatry.  26:437-442. 2004
2004 Attitudes toward HIV Health Care Providers scale: Development and validationAIDS Patient Care and STDS.  18:714-720. 2004

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2011 Impact of acculturation on physical activity and dietary behaviors in Latinos.  185-195. 2011

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  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Louisiana State University System : Baton Rouge 2007
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Louisiana State University System : Baton Rouge 2004
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Psychology, University of Alabama 2002
  • Full Name

  • Dorothy Pekmezi