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Table 5 Interventions and policies: comparison of facilitating factors and barriersa

From: Views of policy makers and health promotion professionals on factors facilitating implementation and maintenance of interventions and policies promoting physical activity and healthy eating: results of the DEDIPAC project

  Facilitating factors Barriers
Interventions Policies Interventions Policies
 Training for implementation
 Staff expertise for implementationb
 Adoption in physical environmentc
 Governmental and legal involvementc
 Community use
 Collaboration and communication
 Theory useb
 Delivery characteristics: dose and fidelity
 Adjustments and customizations -
 Time issues
 Cultural context
 Costs and funding/resources needed for delivery
 Characteristics of the setting affecting delivery/implementationb
 Implementers’ characteristics affecting implementationb
 Implementations process evaluation
 Other factors
 Staff and stakeholders: Training for transferb
 Differences in healthcare systems across countriesb
 Long-term funding and political supportc
  1. aResults in the table summarize the main results
  2. bOnly for interventions
  3. cOnly for policies