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- Actividad motora; Estilo de vida; Promoción de la salud; Programas Comunitarios; Programas de salud; 613.71; Servicios de salud para la comunidad; Motor activity, Lifestyle, Health promotion, Community programmes, Health programmes.
thesis / dissertation description
Physical inactivity is associated with mortality increase, this is addressed by means of programmes that foster physical activity in community groups. Programmes in America require classification and organization. The objective is to establish a taxonomy of community physical activity programmes in America grouping them into their characteristics. The search criteria were: Motor Activity, Lifestyle, Health Promotion, Community Programmes and Health Programmes, used in three phases: first one, in PubMed, Cochrane and VHL databases in English, Spanish and Portuguese for 2002- 2012 where 5 systematic reviews were identified. The second one, an update of the search until 2015 and the third, search for gray literature. In total, there were 1553 documents of community PA programmes in America including articles, government reports and web pages. 107 candidates were selected, to choose 24 with characteristics of community-based PA programmes in America. A critical reading with the methodology of Joanna Briggs was done. The information of the programmes allowed to establish the MOVES taxonomy in five domains: Theoretical Approach, Physical Activity, Communities, Task Force Recommendations and Community Strategies. A factorial analysis was carried out in which three typologies were constructed. The MOVES taxonomy, shows a form to organize and classify the characteristics of community programmes in America and exposes the programme designer to a wide range of decision-making actions. It could become a tool for establishing an assessment model and generating knowledge about interventions in physical activity.