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Selection of key indicators for European policy monitoring and surveillance for dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour

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Show simple item record Rosas, Lina Garnica Mensink, Gert B. M. Finger, Jonas D. Schienkiewitz, Anja Do, Stefanie Wolters, Maike Stanley, Isobel Omar, Karim Abu Wieczorowska-Tobis, Katarzyna Woods, Catherine B. Murrin, Celine Ahrens, Wolfgang Hebestreit, Antje on behalf of the PEN Consortium 2021-04-28T07:49:30Z 2021-04-28T07:49:30Z 2021
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: A pan-European approach to evaluate policy impact on health behaviour requires the employment of a consensus set of established and relevant indicators. Methods: As part of the Joint Programming Initiative on a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life, the Policy Evaluation Network PEN identified key indicators of health behaviours and their determinants. These key indicators are already, or have the potential to be, adopted by large European Union surveillance systems for the assessment of policy impact. The iterative selection process included consultations in two rounds via email prior to a 2-days expert workshop. The experts collated a list of dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour indicators for European policy monitoring in young and adult populations based on existing frameworks and literature reviews. The expert panel was composed of researchers, policy makers and representatives of major European surveillance systems and related initiatives, as well as, representatives of organisations providing monitoring data, such as the European Commission and Eurostat. Results: The process provided two lists of key indicators including 37 diet ‘policy’ indicators and 35 indicators for dietary behaviour and their ‘determinants’; as well as 32 physical activity ‘policy’ indicators and 35 indicators for physical activity, sedentary behaviour and their ‘determinants’. Conclusion: A total of 139 key indicators related to the individual, the setting and the population level, and suitable for the assessment of dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour were prioritised by policy makers and researchers with the ultimate aim to embed policy evaluation measures in existing surveillance systems across the European Union. In a next step, data sources and suitable instruments will be identified to assess these key indicators. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BMC en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity;18, 48
dc.subject Monitoring en_US
dc.subject Surveillance en_US
dc.subject Health indicators en_US
dc.title Selection of key indicators for European policy monitoring and surveillance for dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s12966-021-01111-0
dc.contributor.sponsor European Union (EU) en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 3002198

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