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Table 3 Results of the assignment in part I of the focus group

From: The connection between the primary care and the physical activity sector: professionals’ perceptions

  Sport (n = 10) Primary health care (n = 20) Welfare (n = 7)
1. Acts like a broker and matcher between the demand determined and the supply realized 5.5 (SD = 4.2) 5.1 (SD = 3.1) 5.7 (SD = 2.8)
2. Takes care of/arranges the inventory of the needs for sport and exercise activities within the work field (s) 3.5 (SD = 1.6) 4.8 (SD = 2.7) 6.3 (SD = 2.8)
3. Creates a network with the parties from the care, sports, and welfare sectors relevant to the target group or links up with existing networks and expands these, if necessary 3.4 (SD = 2.6) 3.8 (SD = 2.3) 3.4 (SD = 2.1)
4. Maps out the range of activities available to the target group and also considers the exercise activities made available by other sectors like welfare, apart from the regular sports and exercise activities provided 5.5 (SD = 2.3) 3.5 (SD = 1.6) 3.7 (SD = 1.3)
5. Helps sports and exercise providers in developing an appropriate range of activities 5 (SD = 2.5) 6.8 (SD = 2.6) 6.7 (SD = 2.3)
6. Organizes and coordinates at the execution level a coherent range of activities in the areas of sports and exercise 6.2 (SD = 2.0) 6.4 (SD = 2.2) 4.7 (SD = 3.3)
7. Acquires/scouts active participants for various activities at the relevant target group’s specific care and welfare organizations 6 (SD = 3.2) 5.8 (SD = 2.9) 7 (SD = 2.2)
8. Guides participants towards sports and exercise activities, in consultation and, if necessary, in collaboration with a care and welfare organization 5.5 (SD = 2.9) 4.4 (SD = 3.1) 3.1 (SD = 2.9)
9. Provides information and arranges for the enhancement of the expertise of trainers and managers at sport-providing organizations 7.9 (SD = 1.7) 8.6 (SD = 1.7) 8.9 (SD = 1.1)
10. Organizes, coordinates, and performs other health promoting activities in the neighbourhood in collaboration with relevant parties from the neighbourhood 6.5 (SD = 3.2) 5.9 (SD = 2.6) 5.4 (SD = 3.2)
  1. Note: Mean scores of assignment I in eight focus groups. Tasks were ranked by degree of importance (1 = very important, 10 = not at all important
  2. Note: participants of the focus group in municipality 9 did not full in assignment 1 because this municipality did not employed a CSC function, therefore the assignment was not applicable. In addition, 2 sport professionals in 2 other focus groups only prioritized 3 tasks, therefore the results of these assignments were not included
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