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Table 1 Most important factors, stages, and changeability (including consensus)

From: Factors influencing the adoption, implementation, and continuation of physical activity interventions in primary health care: a Delphi study

Round 1 Round 2
  Stage Stage & changeability
Factors related to the innovation   
Sustainability A & C Continuation
Time investment Implementation  
Financial feasibility for PHC organizations and professionals A, I, & C A, I, & CC
Accessibility to the target group A, I, & C A, I, & C
Fit with PHC organizations’ and professionals’ objectives Adoption  
Possibility to tailor intervention to participants’ needs Implementation  
Complexity of organization intervention Continuation  
Evidence for intervention effectiveness Continuation  
Factors related to the socio-political context   
Presence of a public health problem Adoption Adoption
Support for intervention from government A, I, & C  
Support for intervention from insurance companies A, I, & C AdoptionC
Support for intervention from local authorities I & C  
Support for intervention from PHC professionals A, I, & C  
Presence of intervention champions within community Adoption  
Availability of PA or sport facilities within community Continuation  
Network between intervention developer and external parties Continuation  
Network between PHC and local PA or sport facilities Continuation ContinuationC
Factors related to the organization   
Time to deliver the intervention A, I, & C A, I, & C
Presence of the target group within the organization I & C I & C
Support for intervention from management Adoption  
Support for intervention from professionals within the organization A & I AdoptionC
Presence of intervention champions within the organization Adoption AdoptionC
Factors related to the patient   
Participants’ feedback I & C I & CC
Relationship between provider and participant Continuation  
Potential participants’ enthusiasm I & C  
Factors related to the adopting person   
Provider knowledge Implementation ImplementationC
Provider skills I & C ImplementationC
Provider motivation to deliver the intervention I & C I & CC
Provider attitudes towards PA Adoption AdoptionC
Provider attitudes towards the intervention A & I AdoptionC
Provider attitudes towards intervention effectiveness A, I & C Adoption C
Provider experience with intervention effectiveness I & C Implementation
Factors related to the innovation strategy   
Introduction’s success I & C I & C
Time to introduce intervention A & I  
Intervention materials (participants) Implementation  
Availability of list of local PA or sport facilities Continuation ContinuationC
Financial resources for introduction A, I, & C  
  1. Note. A adoption; I implementation; C continuation; Cconsensus on changeability + changeable.