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Interorganizational Networks in Physical Activity Promotion: A Systematic Review

Timm, Irina 1; Rapp, Simone 1; Jeuter, Christian 1; Bachert, Philip 1; Reichert, Markus 1; Woll, Alexander ORCID iD icon 1; Wäsche, Hagen 1
1 Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract (englisch):

Public health challenges such as physical inactivity are multiplex and cannot be effectively addressed by single organizations or sectors. For this reason, public health policies have to involve various sectors and foster partnerships among organizations. Social network analysis (SNA) provides a methodological toolkit that enables the investigation of relationships between organizations to reveal information about the structure and cooperation within networks. This systematic review provides an overview of studies utilizing SNA to analyze the structure of networks that promote physical activity, including the structural set-up, types, and conditions of cooperation, the existence or absence of key actors, the characteristics of organizations working together, and potential barriers limiting collaboration. In total, eight eligible studies were identified. To evaluate the quality of these studies, a quality assessment tool for SNA was created. Relevant aspects from each study were
systematically outlined using a data extraction template developed for network studies. The studies reported low to moderate density scores with many ties not being realized. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000135524
Veröffentlicht am 20.07.2021
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18147306
Zitationen: 9
Zitationen: 10
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1660-4601
KITopen-ID: 1000135524
Erschienen in International journal of environmental research and public health
Verlag MDPI
Band 18
Heft 14
Seiten Article no: 7306
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 08.07.2021
Schlagwörter social network analysis; physical activity; health promotion; public health; community; networks; exercise
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