Health-enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA) Policy Audit Tool (PAT)

Constructs Measured

Implementation Outcomes N/A
Implementation Determinants Organizational Culture and Climate
Relative Priority
Readiness to Implement
Communication of Policy
Leadership for Implementation
Policy Awareness and Knowledge
Policy Actors
Actor Relationships and Networks
Actor Context
Political Will for Policy Implementation
Target Population Characteristics

Policy Application

Setting Community
Topic Infectious and Chronic Disease
Physical Activity

Basic Information

The HEPA PAT is a 75-item tool, which provides a protocol and method for the detailed compilation and communication of country-level policy responses to physical inactivity.

Transferability of measure across settings: Partially transferable (30 of 75 items transferable)

Citing Literature

Development article: Bull FC, Milton K, Kahlmeier S. National policy on physical activity: the development of a policy audit tool. Journal of Physical Activity & Health. 2014;11(2):233-240. doi:10.1123/jpah.2012-0083

Empirical use: Bull F, Milton K, Kahlmeier S, et al. Turning the tide: national policy approaches to increasing physical activity in seven European countries. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015;49(11):749-756. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-093200

Policy Application in Reviewed Studies

Setting: Community

Topic: Physical activity

Country: Europe, multiple

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