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Table 3 Items achieving consensus agreement from Delphi Round 3

From: Development of Australian physical activity and screen time guidelines for outside school hours care: an international Delphi study

Statement Responses (n)
Participated Round 3 n = 36
%
Agreement
Mean (SD) Median (MADM)
Before School Care
Physical Activity
 To encourage children to engage in active free play 34 80% 7.5 (1.5) 8 (1.2)
 To provide quality environments that enable free active play# 34 85% 7.7 (1.2) 8 (1.0)
 To provide indoor or outdoor provocations to encourage active play# 34 80% 7.3 (1.4) 7 (1.0)
 To encourage active play to provide social benefits# 34 82% 7.5 (1.4) 8 (1.1)
 To provide activities which encourage children to be active# 34 91% 7.9 (1.2) 8 (1.0)
Screen Time
 That active video gaming is alloweda 33 85% 2.2 (1.5) 1 (1.3)
Sedentary Behaviour
 To provide opportunities for free play 31 90% 7.8 (1.7) 8 (1.1)
 To provide children the option to choose their activities/self-regulate 31 81% 7.2 (1.8) 7 (1.3)
After School Care
Physical Activity
 For staff to have ongoing training support on ways to embed physical activity into policy 30 87% 7.7 (1.4) 8 (1.2)
 For staff to have ongoing training about the benefits of physical activity 30 87% 7.8 (1.2) 8 (1.0)
Screen Time
 That there is engagement between staff and children and their families about the effects of screen time 30 80% 7.1 (2.1) 7 (1.4)
 That the screen time recommendations in the 24 h movement guidelines are considered when timetabling activities. 30 80% 7.3 (1.9) 7.5 (1.4)
Sedentary Behaviour
 That sedentary activities are balanced with physical activity during after school care 28 89% 7.6 (1.1) 7 (1.0)
 That staff engage with children to help them move between activities (e.g. if spent a long time in sedentary activities move to a physical activity, or if need to calm down participate in a sedentary task) 28 86% 7.4 (1.3) 7 (1.0)
 That children are encouraged to choose/self-regulate their sedentary activities 28 82% 7.4 (1.5) 7 (1.2)
 To provide balanced periods between active and sedentary play 28 82% 7.4 (1.3) 7 (1.1)
Vacation Care
Physical Activity
 To provide opportunities for indoor physical activity 27 81% 7.3 (1.6) 7 (1.1)
 To balance the program between physical activities and sedentary activities 27 89% 7.5 (1.4) 7 (1.1)
 To allow children the opportunity to choose their activity 27 81% 7.6 (1.7) 8 (1.3)
 To consider the 24 h movement guidelines when scheduling the day 27 85% 7.4 (1.7) 8 (1.3)
 To educate staff and children re: benefits of the 24 h movement guidelines and importance of achieving them 27 85% 7.4 (1.8) 8 (1.3)
Screen Time
 To involve children and families in decision making around recreational screen time practices 27 81% 7.3 (2.2) 8 (1.6)
 To provide education to children and families about the effects of excessive recreational screen time 27 89% 7.7 (1.8) 8 (1.2)
 To ensure vacation care does not exceed the recreational screen time guidelines of the 24 h movement guidelines 27 89% 7.7 (1.8) 8 (1.3)
Sedentary Behaviour
 That sedentary activities are balanced with physical activity 27 85% 7.6 (1.2) 8 (1.0)
 That sedentary activities are available to allow “rest and recharge”/ “wind-down” time 27 81% 7.2 (1.5) 7 (0.8)
 That staff carefully plan the session to consider the needs of the children 27 96% 7.8 (1.6) 8 (1.1)
 That ongoing staff training and education is provided to ensure a balanced session with a student centred approach 27 93% 7.7 (1.3) 8 (1.1)
Other
 That OSHC educators are provided ongoing training and education to develop the Health and Physical Education curriculum in OSHC 27 85% 7.2 (1.7) 7 (1.1)
 To provide children and families with information of the health benefits of following the 24 h movement guidelines 27 89% 7.4 (1.7) 7 (1.1)
  1. MADM Mean absolute deviation from median, SD Standard deviation # New Question to Round 3, a Rated NOT IMPORTANT, SD Standard deviation, MADM Mean absolute deviation from mean