There is a well-known knowledge-practice gap in public health. It has also been underlined how crucial it is to build effective health promotion strategies using a variety of sources of evidence. The effectiveness of health promotion initiatives is, however, constrained since in reality, intervention decisions are frequently focused on anticipated short-term possibilities rather than the most efficient methods. This article focuses on the enablers and impediments to the use of evidence in designing physical activity policies that improve health. 86 significant stakeholders from six EU nations were interviewed using a similar topic guide to gather data. A map of facilitators and barriers was created using content analysis and concept mapping. We analyse the policy context in each nation as well as the barriers and facilitators that the majority of stakeholders encounter.
Published Date: 2022-08-31; Received Date: 2022-08-01