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Table 2 Perception of the intervention by the school principals, teachers and parents (n = 53)

From: Feasibility and effectiveness of drop-off spots to promote walking to school

  School principals (n = 2) Teachers (n = 7) Parents (n = 44)
  n agree n agree n (% ) agree
Usefulness of intervention 1    
The intervention was well organized --- 7 35 (92.1)
It is possible to use the intervention in the future 2 2 31 (81.6)
The school has to pay more attention to safety when organizing a drop-off spot compared to the usual conditions 2 6 ---
Benefits 1    
The intervention gives children, who are usually dropped off by car, the opportunity to walk to school 1 6 ---
Children enjoyed the intervention 1 7 31 (86.1)
Children could have more social contact with others because of this intervention 1 4 23 (65.7)
Difficulties during intervention 2    
Busy traffic on the way to the drop-off spot --- --- 2 (6.8)
The time when the drop-off spot was organized did not fit --- --- 9 (20.5)
Resistance teachers 0 --- ---
Resistance parents 1 1 ---
Resistance children 0 0 ---
Organizational limitations (e.g. willingness volunteers) 0 2 ---
School environment (e.g. busy traffic in the surrounding of the school environment) 0 2 ---
The intervention requires an additional load for the teachers --- 2 ---
Opportunities for intervention    
How often would you continue to use this intervention?    
  Never 1 3 3 (7.0)
  1-2 times per week 0 3 11 (25.6)
  3-4 times per week 0 0 9 (20.9)
  Every day 1 1 20 (46.5)
When (time of the day) would you continue to use this intervention?    
  Never 0 0 2 (4.7)
  Only before school 1 4 19 (44.2)
  Only after school 0 0 8 (18.6)
  Before and after school 1 3 14 (32.6)
When (time of the year) would you continue to use this intervention?    
  Never 0 0 2 (4.7)
  Only during theme-related periods at school 0 3 0
  Entire school year 1 3 20 (46.5)
  Spring/Summer 1 1 21 (48.8)
  Autumn/Winter 0 0 0
For which target group can this intervention be used in the future?    
  Nobody 0 0 2 (4.7)
  Only for oldest children (10-12 years) 0 0 3 (7.0)
  All ages 2 7 38 (88.3)
Is adult supervision necessary during the route to school in the future?    
  No --- --- 1 (2.4)
  Yes, for all children --- --- 11 (26.2)
  Yes, only for the youngest children (6-9 years) --- --- 30 (71.4)
  1. 1scored on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from totally disagree to totally agree (% of response options `rather agree + totally agree’ shown in table).
  2. 2scored yes/no (% of response option `yes’ shown in table).