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Table 1 Socio-ecological intervention components and dissemination strategies of '10,000 Steps' studies

From: The impact of disseminating the whole-community project '10,000 Steps': a RE-AIM analysis

  10,000 Steps Rockhampton (2 year project) 10,000 Steps Ghent (1 year pilot) 10,000 Steps in Flanders (present study)*
Intrapersonal Sale (general practitioner (GP), health services) and loan (libraries and video shops) of pedometers Sale (local town shop, health services) and loan (sport service) of pedometers Sale and loan of pedometers in every municipality (local public services)
  Website of 10,000 Steps Rockhampton Website of 10,000 Steps Ghent Website updated from 10,000 Steps Ghent
Interpersonal Promotion of PA by health professionals and print media Promotion of PA and distribution of folders through GP's, dieticians, physical therapists and schools; posters in public places Promotion of PA and distribution of folders and posters in public places
  Not specified Not specified Personalized contact with citizens (e.g. personalized letter, mail, or phone)
Organizational Community events, specific projects for GPs, health services involvement and for workplaces Community events, specific projects for workplaces and for groups of older people Community events, projects for the entire population and all domains of active living (PA for transport, at work, for household and leisure time)
Community Local mass media campaign Local media campaign Local mass media campaign in every municipality
  10,000 Steps a day - Every Step Counts 10,000 Steps a day - Every Step Counts, 30 minutes MVPA guideline 10,000 Steps a day - Every Step Counts, 30 MVPA minutes guideline
  Environmental: street signs, distribution of maps, promotion of dog walking Environmental: street signs, walking circuits and billboards Environmental: street signs, billboards...
Policy Partnerships between local government and key members of community organizations, some with high-level experience in PA promotion Partnerships between the local city and provincial government, health insurance companies, and the local health promotion service Partnerships between the adopting organization and minimum one (other) local government service or two professional organizations
  Sale and loan of pedometers Sale and loan of pedometers Sale and loan of pedometers
Strategies for dissemination among potential adopter(s) Local: Recruitment of community partners by researchers (micro grants) to form a local PA task force, GP training Local: Recruitment of community partners by researchers to form a local steering committee Regional: website, mailing of the project manual and pilot study results, group meetings, displays at conferences, e-articles
  1. * The intervention components described for the present study in Flanders were recommended to potentially adopting organizations (guidelines), and therefore do not represent actual implementation.