Table 1

Socio-ecological intervention components and dissemination strategies of '10,000 Steps' studies

10,000 Steps Rockhampton(2 year project)

10,000 Steps Ghent(1 year pilot)

10,000 Steps in Flanders(present study)*


Intrapersonal

Sale (general practitioner (GP), health services) and loan (libraries and video shops) of pedometers

Sale (local town shop, health services) and loan (sport service) of pedometers

Sale and loan of pedometers in every municipality (local public services)

Website of 10,000 Steps Rockhampton

Website of 10,000 Steps Ghent

Website updated from 10,000 Steps Ghent

Interpersonal

Promotion of PA by health professionals and print media

Promotion of PA and distribution of folders through GP's, dieticians, physical therapists and schools; posters in public places

Promotion of PA and distribution of folders and posters in public places

Not specified

Not specified

Personalized contact with citizens (e.g. personalized letter, mail, or phone)

Organizational

Community events, specific projects for GPs, health services involvement and for workplaces

Community events, specific projects for workplaces and for groups of older people

Community events, projects for the entire population and all domains of active living (PA for transport, at work, for household and leisure time)

Community

Local mass media campaign

Local media campaign

Local mass media campaign in every municipality

10,000 Steps a day - Every Step Counts

10,000 Steps a day - Every Step Counts, 30 minutes MVPA guideline

10,000 Steps a day - Every Step Counts, 30 MVPA minutes guideline

Environmental: street signs, distribution of maps, promotion of dog walking

Environmental: street signs, walking circuits and billboards

Environmental: street signs, billboards...

Policy

Partnerships between local government and key members of community organizations, some with high-level experience in PA promotion

Partnerships between the local city and provincial government, health insurance companies, and the local health promotion service

Partnerships between the adopting organization and minimum one (other) local government service or two professional organizations

Sale and loan of pedometers

Sale and loan of pedometers

Sale and loan of pedometers


Strategies for dissemination among potential adopter(s)

Local: Recruitment of community partners by researchers (micro grants) to form a local PA task force, GP training

Local: Recruitment of community partners by researchers to form a local steering committee

Regional: website, mailing of the project manual and pilot study results, group meetings, displays at conferences, e-articles


* The intervention components described for the present study in Flanders were recommended to potentially adopting organizations (guidelines), and therefore do not represent actual implementation.

Van Acker et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:3   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-3

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