NCCOR updates the Measures Registry with 188 new measures to support childhood obesity research

October 25, 2018

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently updated the Measures Registry – a free, online searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. The purpose of the Measures Registry is to standardize use of common measures and research methods across childhood obesity research at the individual, community, and population levels.

NCCOR conducted a comprehensive literature review of all articles published from September 2015 through September 2017 to identify new measures and tools that met the established Measures Registry standards. After reviewing and abstracting the full-text versions of relevant studies, 188 new articles with valid and reliable measures of individual diet, food environment, individual physical activity, and physical activity environment were added to the Measures Registry.

A sampling of these new tools is highlighted below:

All recently added measures are available for use and can be found at www.nccor.org/measures. Additional support in selecting appropriate measures for your work is available in the Measures Registry User Guides.

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