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Table 5 Overview of data collection

From: Towards translation of environmental determinants of physical activity in children into multi-sector policy measures: study design of a Dutch project

  Setting/Subjects Period Goal Methods
Part 1:
Health survey
6,601 parents and 3,449 children of 42 primary schools in four cities September 2007 - January 2008 Obtain information about perceived environmental characteristics in relation to children's physical activity level. - Questionnaires for parents
- Questionnaires for children
- Questionnaires for school management
Part 2: Neighbourhood audits 33 neighbourhoods in four cities October 2008 - December 2008 Obtain objective data on neighbourhood characteristics in relation to children's physical activity level. - Neighbourhood audits using a standardised observation protocol
Part 3:
Policy analysis
29 policy documents and interviews with policy makers from six different policy sectors in four cities February 2009 - May 009 Obtain an overview of current policy situation and success and failure factors in the development of multi-sector policies. - Document analysis of six different policy sectors
- Interviews with local policy makers of six different policy sectors
Part 4:
Workshop sessions
policy makers from six different policy sectors in four cities 2009-2010 Assess feasibility of concrete multi-sector policy measures on an local level that enhance physical activity in children Interactive workshop sessions with local policy makers of six different policy sectors