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dc.contributor.authorFaulkner, Guy
dc.contributor.authorRamanathan, Subha
dc.contributor.authorPlotnikoff, Ronald C
dc.contributor.authorBerry, Tanya
dc.contributor.authorDeshpande, Sameer
dc.contributor.authorLatimer-Cheung, Amy E
dc.contributor.authorRhodes, Ryan E
dc.contributor.authorTremblay, Mark S
dc.contributor.authorSpence, John C
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: ParticipACTION is a Canadian physical activity communications and social marketing organization relaunched in 2007. This study assesses the capacity of Canadian organizations to adopt, implement, and promote physical activity initiatives. The four objectives were to compare findings from baseline (2008) and follow-up (2013) with respect to: (1) awareness of ParticipACTION; (2) organizational capacity to adopt, implement and promote physical activity initiatives; (3) potential differences in capacity based on organizational size, sector, and mandate; and (4) assess perceptions of ParticipACTION five years after relaunch. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, representatives from local, provincial/territorial, and national organizations completed an online survey assessing capacity to adopt, implement, and promote physical activity. Descriptive statistics and one-way analyses of variance were conducted to examine the objectives. Results: Response rate for opening an email survey invitation and consenting to participate was 40.6% (685/1688) and 540 surveys were completed. Awareness of ParticipACTION increased from 54.6% at baseline to 93.9% at follow-up (Objective 1). Findings at both baseline and follow-up reflected good organizational capacity to adopt, implement and promote physical activity (Objective 2) although some varied by organizational sector and mandate (Objective 3). Most respondents reported that ParticipACTION provided positive leadership (65.3%), but there was less agreement regarding ParticipACTION’s facilitation of infrastructure (44.0%) or organizational will/motivation (47.1%)(Objective 4). Conclusion: Canadian organizations continue to report having good capacity to adopt, implement, and promote physical activity. There was no discernible change in capacity indicators five years after ParticipACTION’s relaunch although its broader contribution to the physical activity sector was endorsed.
dc.publisherPublic Health Agency of Canada
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth promotion
dc.titleParticipACTION after 5 years of relaunch: A quantitative survey of Canadian organizational awareness and capacity regarding physical activity initiatives
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorDeshpande, Sameer

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