02 Oct Global Matrix 3.0 physical activity report card for children and youth: a comparison across Europe
Coppinger, T., Milton, K., Murtagh, E., Harrington, D., Johansen, D., Seghers, J., Skovgaard, T., & Chalkley, A. (2020). Global Matrix 3.0 physical activity report card for children and youth: a comparison across Europe. Public Health, 187, 150–156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.07.025
- This study critiques the comparability of Global Matrix grades across Europe.
- There is a high degree of variability when assigning grades in the Global Matrix.
- An agreed standardised set of measures is needed to make the Global Matrix a more robust tool.
Objectives: The Global Matrix of report card grades on physical activity serves as a public health awareness tool by summarising the status of child and youth physical activity prevalence and action. The objectives were to: (1) provide a detailed examination of the evidence informing the ‘School’ and ‘Community and Environment’ indicators across all participating European Global Matrix 3.0 countries; (2) explore the comparability of the grades for these two indicators across Europe; (3) detail any limitations or issues with the methods used to assign grades; and (4) provide suggestions on how future grading of the indicators could be improved.
Link to the original article in Public Health: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033350620303206#!