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Global matrix 3.0 physical activity report card for children and youth: a comparison across Europe

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dc.contributor.author Coppinger, Tara
dc.contributor.author Milton, K.
dc.contributor.author Murtagh, Elaine M.
dc.contributor.author Harrington, D.
dc.contributor.author Johansen, D.
dc.contributor.author Seghers, J.
dc.contributor.author Skovgaarde, T.
dc.contributor.author Chalkley, A.
dc.contributor.author HEPA Europe Children & Youth Working Group
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-29T09:53:44Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-29T09:53:44Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9278
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The Global Matrix of report card grades on physical activity serves as a public health awareness tool by summarising the status of child and youth physical activity prevalence and action. The objectives were to: (1) provide a detailed examination of the evidence informing the ‘School’ and ‘Community and Environment’ indicators across all participating European Global Matrix 3.0 countries; (2) explore the comparability of the grades for these two indicators across Europe; (3) detail any limitations or issues with the methods used to assign grades; and (4) provide suggestions on how future grading of the indicators could be improved. Study design A comparative review of published methods on the grading of Global Matrix 3.0 indicators across European countries. Methods Key documents relating to the European countries involved in the 2018 Global Matrix 3.0 were collated and a template used to extract data for both the ‘School’ and ‘Community and Environment’ indicators. Results Seventeen of the 20 European Report Card countries (85%) had a grade for schools, and 15 countries (75%) had a grade for community and environment. All countries considered between one and five factors when assigning the grade for these indicators. There were wide disparities in the number and sources of evidence used to assign the grades for both indicators, limiting the comparability of the evidence between different countries. Conclusion To enable comparability, the authors recommend moving towards an agreed standardised set of metrics for grading each indicator. Furthermore, it would be useful to develop and share common tools, methods and instruments to collect data in a uniform way across countries, where possible. Such action will ultimately make the Global Matrix a more robust and useful tool for the future. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elesvier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Public Health;187, pp.150-156
dc.subject Surveillance en_US
dc.subject Health promotion en_US
dc.subject School Environment en_US
dc.title Global matrix 3.0 physical activity report card for children and youth: a comparison across Europe 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 10.1016/j.puhe.2020.07.025
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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