Evidence-based decision making and promotion of physical activity among directors of local health departments

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To describe the steps involved in evidence-based decision making for the implementation of programs aimed at the promotion of physical activity. METHODS It is a descriptive, cross-sectional study with quali-quantitative approach, held with municipal health secretaries chosen d...

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Main Authors: Leonardo Augusto Becker, Cassiano Ricardo Rech, Adriano Akira Ferreira Hino, Rodrigo Siqueira Reis
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Language:English
Published: Universidade de São Paulo 2018-11-01
Series:Revista de Saúde Pública
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spelling doaj-82a0e197501c43078d10aded664ef1142020-11-24T21:45:10ZengUniversidade de São PauloRevista de Saúde Pública1518-87872018-11-0152010.11606/s1518-8787.2018052000379S0034-89102018000100274Evidence-based decision making and promotion of physical activity among directors of local health departmentsLeonardo Augusto BeckerCassiano Ricardo RechAdriano Akira Ferreira HinoRodrigo Siqueira ReisABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To describe the steps involved in evidence-based decision making for the implementation of programs aimed at the promotion of physical activity. METHODS It is a descriptive, cross-sectional study with quali-quantitative approach, held with municipal health secretaries chosen deliberately by regional health representatives of the state of Paraná. A total of 27 secretaries participated in a telephone interview consisting of 17 open questions. Content analysis was conducted according to the categories of an evidence-based decision-making model consisting of seven steps. RESULTS None of the participants employed every step of the evidence-based decision-making model. The steps that were most often mentioned included: evaluation of the program (33.3%), use of evidence from the literature (22.2%) and identification of the problem (22.2%). The steps that were reported the least included: quantification of the problem (14.8%), development and prioritization of actions (14.8%), development of the plan of action (14.8%) and evaluation of the community (3.7%). CONCLUSIONS The use of evidence-based decision making in the context of the promotion of physical activity was shown to be incipient among the health secretaries of the state of Paraná. We suggest widening dissemination and training on the use of evidence-based decision making among municipal administrators to increase the effectiveness of actions for promotion of physical activity.http://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0034-89102018000100274&lng=en&tlng=enDecision MakingFormulation of PoliciesHealth Plans and ProgramsHealth PromotionExercise and Movement TechniquesUnified Health System
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author Leonardo Augusto Becker
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Adriano Akira Ferreira Hino
Rodrigo Siqueira Reis
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Cassiano Ricardo Rech
Adriano Akira Ferreira Hino
Rodrigo Siqueira Reis
Evidence-based decision making and promotion of physical activity among directors of local health departments
Revista de Saúde Pública
Decision Making
Formulation of Policies
Health Plans and Programs
Health Promotion
Exercise and Movement Techniques
Unified Health System
author_facet Leonardo Augusto Becker
Cassiano Ricardo Rech
Adriano Akira Ferreira Hino
Rodrigo Siqueira Reis
author_sort Leonardo Augusto Becker
title Evidence-based decision making and promotion of physical activity among directors of local health departments
title_short Evidence-based decision making and promotion of physical activity among directors of local health departments
title_full Evidence-based decision making and promotion of physical activity among directors of local health departments
title_fullStr Evidence-based decision making and promotion of physical activity among directors of local health departments
title_full_unstemmed Evidence-based decision making and promotion of physical activity among directors of local health departments
title_sort evidence-based decision making and promotion of physical activity among directors of local health departments
publisher Universidade de São Paulo
series Revista de Saúde Pública
issn 1518-8787
publishDate 2018-11-01
description ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To describe the steps involved in evidence-based decision making for the implementation of programs aimed at the promotion of physical activity. METHODS It is a descriptive, cross-sectional study with quali-quantitative approach, held with municipal health secretaries chosen deliberately by regional health representatives of the state of Paraná. A total of 27 secretaries participated in a telephone interview consisting of 17 open questions. Content analysis was conducted according to the categories of an evidence-based decision-making model consisting of seven steps. RESULTS None of the participants employed every step of the evidence-based decision-making model. The steps that were most often mentioned included: evaluation of the program (33.3%), use of evidence from the literature (22.2%) and identification of the problem (22.2%). The steps that were reported the least included: quantification of the problem (14.8%), development and prioritization of actions (14.8%), development of the plan of action (14.8%) and evaluation of the community (3.7%). CONCLUSIONS The use of evidence-based decision making in the context of the promotion of physical activity was shown to be incipient among the health secretaries of the state of Paraná. We suggest widening dissemination and training on the use of evidence-based decision making among municipal administrators to increase the effectiveness of actions for promotion of physical activity.
topic Decision Making
Formulation of Policies
Health Plans and Programs
Health Promotion
Exercise and Movement Techniques
Unified Health System
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