WG 3 Leaders:
Dr Mekdes Gebremariam, University of Oslo, Norway
Prof José Ribeiro. Faculty of Sport - University of Porto, Portugal
Physical Activity Behaviours (PABs) Determinants
To provide a valid online PABs determinant profile measurement toolkit that optimally predicts PABs across gender, life course, socio-economic groups and different settings.
WG3 PABs Determinant Profile Measurement Toolkit – The new European Physical Activities Determinants Toolkit (EN-PADT) will be validated against objectively measured level of PABs. The measurement of individual determinant profiles include multi-level and multi-disciplinary perspectives, involves individually contributed data and linkages with existing data sources (e.g. Global Information Systems (GIS), Eurostat, health care, birth and death registries, country census & policy audits).
The outputs of WG2 will define the target variables, however, the following can be anticipated:
A consensus committee will agree best measurement instruments, protocols, and existing data linkage opportunities. Accordingly, a consensus statement around consistent terminology and measurement will be prepared. The toolkit will be provided in essential and expanded formats catering for resource levels, research needs (e.g. inclusion of new candidate determinants) and informing surveillance and policy evaluation. Accurate translation to national language (and back translations) will take place and the potential need to include country/culturally specific extensions will be considered. The toolkit will be organised around a high functioning online and app-based platform, facilitating data upload, ecological momentary assessment, manual data addition, database linkage and integration, federated analysis and sharing. The tool kit will facilitate European data collection harmonisation and compliance with GDPR and FAIR principles.
Other Working Groups
WG1 Overall Management, Capacity Building, Dissemination and Exploitation - Objective: To create and operationalise management, communication, Action capacity, dissemination and exploitation and long term sustainability plans and to ensure the timely and high quality achievement of the Action aim, objectives and tasks.
WG2 Evidence Translation - Framework, Consensus and Guidelines - Multi-disciplinary expertise within and outside the DE-PASS Action and published convincing evidence of high quality will be used to achieve this objective. A Best Evidence Statement (BESt) regarding the key setting specific and life course determinants of PABs that should be prioritised and targeted within public policies and interventions will be articulated.
WG4 European Harmonisation of Data Collection - The capacity of all participating countries to deliver high quality harmonised data will be identified. The potential to progressively achieve research harmonisation across DE-PASS partner countries will be defined and proof of concept of: management of multi-nation research harmonisation; cohort baseline data collection; resource consolidation; database linkage and integration; calibration, weighting and population generalisation studies; federated data analysis and excellent data curation will be established.