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Table 1 Overview of PAT questions and categorization of data collection and analysis

From: The added value of using the HEPA PAT for physical activity policy monitoring: a four-country comparison

Position in policy cycle

PAT indicator

Main data source

Topic

No

Category I (2018 PA Focal Point survey)

Category II (desk research)

Category III (expert opinion poll)

Policy-making structures

Government structure

1a

 

 

Governance at subnational level

1b

 

 

Main government ministries

1c

 

 

Other important national organizations

1d

 

 

Agenda-setting

Health surveillance or monitoring system

20

 

Influence of data on the prevalence of PA or sedentary behaviour on policy development

21a

  

Influence of surveillance data on the national promotion of PA

21b

  

Policy formulation

Leadership for HEPA promotion at the national level

2

  

Leadership for HEPA promotion at the subnational level

3

 

Cross-sectoral collaboration at the national level

4

  

Cross-sectoral collaboration at the subnational level

5

 

Evidence-base of key policy documents

10

 

 

Usefulness of international documents

11

  

National recommendations on PA and health

17a

 

National recommendations on reducing sedentary behaviour

17b

 

National goals (or national targets) for population prevalence of PA

18

 

Other goals and targets that directly or indirectly relate to PA

19

 

Decision-making

Key past policy documents and past events

6

 

Current key policy documents, legislation, strategies or action plans

7

Use of a consultative process

8

 

Evidence of cross-referencing and alignment within and between policies

9

 

Policy implementation

National documents or guidelines to support implementation of HEPA activities at the subnational level

12

 

Settings included for the delivery of specific HEPA actions

13

 

Populations targeted by specific HEPA actions

14

 

National communication strategy (using mass media)

15

  

Examples of large-scale programmes

16

 

Funding at the national level

24a

  

Funding at the subnational level

24b

 

Political commitment

25

  

Network or system that links and/or supports professionals

26

 

 

Evaluation

Health surveillance or monitoring system

20

 

Evaluation of national policies or action plans

22a

  

Evaluation at the subnational level

22b

 

Economic evaluation of interventions or physical inactivity

23

 

 

Areas of greatest progress in national HEPA promotion

27a

  

Biggest challenges in national HEPA promotion

27b

  

Suggestions for other countries

28

  

Other

Further details or comments

29