New Update to NCCOR’s Measures Registry

March 2, 2021

NCCOR recently conducted an update of the Measures Registry and added over 250 new articles and 136 new measures! The Registry is used by researchers, practitioners, and students to answer research and evaluation questions related to four domains of childhood obesity research: individual diet, food environment, individual physical activity, and physical activity environment. 

The Measures Registry is searchable database of more than 1,500 articles and 200 discrete measures. 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.  

New to the Registry are over 70 measures for children age 0-5, including over 15 new measures specifically for birth-24 months. There are also measures in over 25 languagesmore than 25 measures in Spanish, and 49 measures tested in populations at high risk for obesity.  

To accompany the Registry, NCCOR’s Measures Registry Resource Suite includes Learning Modules, which are ideal for users newer to research and evaluation, or those who need a refresher on key research concepts. The Learning Modules walk users through measurement selection on their own time through 5- to 15-minute modules in the four major domains of childhood obesity research. In addition to the Learning Modules, the Measures Registry User Guides are a great resource for those seeking detailed instructions on how to find the best measure for their work. This project was funded by the JPB Foundation.

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