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Table 2 Study characteristics

From: Measuring implementation fidelity of school-based obesity prevention programmes: a systematic review

Study characteristics Number of studies References
Country
 • United States N = 31 [21, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31,32,33, 36, 37, 42, 46,47,48,49, 53,54,55,56,57, 60, 61, 64,65,66, 69, 70, 75, 78, 80, 81, 85, 88,89,90, 93]
 • Netherlands N = 11 [28, 30, 38, 39, 44, 50, 52, 58, 62, 71, 72, 79]
 • Australia N = 4 [23, 34, 35, 83]
 • Canada N = 3 [40, 41, 63, 92, 94]
 • United Kingdom N = 3 [67, 68, 86]
 • Belgium N = 2 [82, 91]
 • Norway N = 2 [73, 74]
 • Denmark N = 1 [51, 77, 87]
 • Finland N = 1 [84]
 • Germany N = 1 [43]
 • Pakistan N = 1 [76]
 • Sweden N = 1 [59]
 • Multiple European countries N = 2 [25, 45]
Aim
 • Physical activity N = 16 [26, 33, 36, 37, 39, 40, 50, 52, 57, 62, 73, 75, 76, 80, 83, 84, 91, 94]
 • Healthy eating N = 27 [24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 38, 42,43,44,45, 48, 51, 54, 55, 60, 63, 65, 67, 69,70,71,72, 74, 77, 79, 81, 85, 87, 88, 90, 92, 93]
 • Physical activity and healthy eating N = 12 [21, 23, 28, 30, 32, 40, 41, 46, 47, 49, 53, 55, 56, 59, 61, 64, 66, 76, 78, 82, 86, 93, 94]
 • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour N = 3 [34, 35, 73]
 • Physical activity, healthy eating and sedentary behaviour N = 5 [28, 30, 58, 68, 89]
Setting
 • Primary school N = 45 [21, 24, 27, 29, 31, 34,35,36, 38, 40,41,42,43, 45, 48, 50, 52,53,54,55, 57, 60, 62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70, 73,74,75,76, 78,79,80,81,82, 85, 86, 88,89,90,91,92,93, 94]
 • Secondary school N = 12 [23, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33, 39, 44, 51, 58, 71, 72, 77, 83, 84, 87]
 • Primary and secondary school N = 6 [25, 37, 46, 47, 49, 56, 59, 61]
Theoretical framework underlying process evaluations N = 17 [26, 28, 30, 33, 36, 46, 48, 51, 52, 56,57,58, 60,61,62,63, 77, 80, 86, 87, 91, 92]
Fidelity components N = 120  
 • Adherence N = 26 [24, 25, 28,29,30, 32, 35,36,37,38, 44, 46,47,48,49, 51, 56, 59,60,61, 77, 81, 85,86,87, 90]
 • Dose N = 50 [21, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29, 31, 33,34,35,36, 38,39,40,41, 43,44,45,46, 48, 50,51,52, 54,55,56,57,58, 60,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68, 70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80, 82, 83, 87, 89,90,91,92,93, 94]
 • Quality of delivery N = 8 [28, 32, 36, 57, 63, 75, 81, 89, 92]
 • Responsiveness N = 36 [23, 25, 28, 30, 32, 34, 35, 38,39,40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 51,52,53, 56,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58, 63, 66, 67, 69,70,71,72, 74,75,76,77, 79,80,81,82,83,84, 87,88,89, 92, 94]
 • Differentation N = 0  
Number of fidelity components per study
 • One component N = 24 [21, 26, 27, 31, 33, 37, 41,42,43, 45, 47, 49, 50, 53,54,55, 59, 62, 64, 65, 73, 78, 84,85,86, 88, 91, 93]
 • Two components N = 22 [23, 24, 29, 30, 34, 39, 40, 52, 58, 60, 61, 66,67,68,69, 74, 76, 79, 80, 82, 83, 90, 94]
 • Three components N = 16 [25, 32, 35, 36, 38, 44, 46, 48, 51, 56, 57, 63, 70,71,72, 75, 77, 81, 87, 89, 92]
 • Four components N = 1 [28]
 • Five components N = 0