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Table 4 Australian physical activity policy development reviewed against HARDWIRED criteria and from an international perspective

From: The rise and fall of Australian physical activity policy 1996 – 2006: a national review framed in an international context

HARDWIRED Criteria for National Policy Countries studied in International Review Australia
Highly consultative in development; ++++ +++
Active through multi-strategic, multi-level, partnerships; +++ +++
Resourced adequately; ++ +
Developed in stand-alone and synergistic policy modes; +++ ++
Widely communicated; +++ +++
Independently evaluated; 0 0
Role-clarified and performance-delineated; + ++
Evidence-informed and Evidence-generating; and +++ ++
Defined national guidelines for health enhancing physical activity. +++ ++++
  1. KEY
  2. ++++ = Substantially achieved
  3. +++ = Partially achieved
  4. ++ = Partial progress
  5. + = Little progress
  6. 0 = No progress