Awareness, Facilitators, and Barriers to Policy Implementation Related to Obesity Prevention for Primary School Children in Malaysia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620532
Title:
Awareness, Facilitators, and Barriers to Policy Implementation Related to Obesity Prevention for Primary School Children in Malaysia
Authors:
Chan, Camelina; Moy, Foong Ming; Lim, Jennifer N. W.; Dahlui, Maznah
Abstract:
Purpose: To assess the awareness, facilitators, and barriers to policy implementation related to obesity prevention for primary school children. Design: A cross-sectional study administered using an online questionnaire. Setting: Conducted in 447 primary schools in a state in Malaysia. Participants: One school administrator from each school served as a participant. Measures: The questionnaires consisted of 32 items on awareness, policy implementation, and facilitators and barriers to policy implementation. Analysis: Descriptive analysis was used to describe the awareness, facilitators, and barriers of policies implementation. Association between schools’ characteristics and policy implementation was assessed using logistic regression. Results: The majority (90%) of school administrators were aware of the policies. However, only 50% to 70% of schools had implemented the policies fully. Reported barriers were lack of equipment, insufficient training, and limited time to complete implementation. Facilitators of policy implementation were commitment from the schools, staff members, students, and canteen operators. Policy implementation was comparable in all school types and locality; except the policy on “Food and Drinks sold at the school canteens” was implemented by more rural schools compared to urban schools (odds ratio: 1.74, 95% confidence interval: 1.13-2.69). Conclusion: Majority of the school administrators were aware of the existing policies; however, the implementation was only satisfactory. The identified barriers to policy implementation were modifiable and thus, the stakeholders should consider restrategizing plans in overcoming them.
Citation:
Awareness, Facilitators, and Barriers to Policy Implementation Related to Obesity Prevention for Primary School Children in Malaysia 2017:089011711769588 American Journal of Health Promotion
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
American Journal of Health Promotion
Issue Date:
9-Mar-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620532
DOI:
10.1177/0890117117695888
Additional Links:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0890117117695888
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0890-1171
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorChan, Camelinaen
dc.contributor.authorMoy, Foong Mingen
dc.contributor.authorLim, Jennifer N. W.en
dc.contributor.authorDahlui, Maznahen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-26T09:41:43Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-26T09:41:43Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-09-
dc.identifier.citationAwareness, Facilitators, and Barriers to Policy Implementation Related to Obesity Prevention for Primary School Children in Malaysia 2017:089011711769588 American Journal of Health Promotionen
dc.identifier.issn0890-1171en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0890117117695888-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620532-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To assess the awareness, facilitators, and barriers to policy implementation related to obesity prevention for primary school children. Design: A cross-sectional study administered using an online questionnaire. Setting: Conducted in 447 primary schools in a state in Malaysia. Participants: One school administrator from each school served as a participant. Measures: The questionnaires consisted of 32 items on awareness, policy implementation, and facilitators and barriers to policy implementation. Analysis: Descriptive analysis was used to describe the awareness, facilitators, and barriers of policies implementation. Association between schools’ characteristics and policy implementation was assessed using logistic regression. Results: The majority (90%) of school administrators were aware of the policies. However, only 50% to 70% of schools had implemented the policies fully. Reported barriers were lack of equipment, insufficient training, and limited time to complete implementation. Facilitators of policy implementation were commitment from the schools, staff members, students, and canteen operators. Policy implementation was comparable in all school types and locality; except the policy on “Food and Drinks sold at the school canteens” was implemented by more rural schools compared to urban schools (odds ratio: 1.74, 95% confidence interval: 1.13-2.69). Conclusion: Majority of the school administrators were aware of the existing policies; however, the implementation was only satisfactory. The identified barriers to policy implementation were modifiable and thus, the stakeholders should consider restrategizing plans in overcoming them.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0890117117695888en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to American Journal of Health Promotionen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectschool policiesen
dc.subjectschool guidelinesen
dc.subjectfacilitatorsen
dc.subjectbarriersen
dc.subjectobesityen
dc.subjectschool childrenen
dc.titleAwareness, Facilitators, and Barriers to Policy Implementation Related to Obesity Prevention for Primary School Children in Malaysiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAmerican Journal of Health Promotionen
dc.date.accepted2017-01-
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