The Measures Registry User Guides include several examples or case studies for each of the four domains. These case studies are listed in the table below. For ease of use, we have grouped the project designs for the case studies into three categories—intervention, epidemiology, and surveillance. However, these types of projects can be characterized in other ways, as well, as detailed in the framework for individual physical activity.
The user guide authors described various approaches in their case studies. For consistency across the four domains, we applied three major steps to these approaches—background, considerations, and measure selection.
Readers will note that the case studies differ in one important aspect. The food environment and physical activity environment user guides mention specific measures that were considered and then selected to meet the needs of the specific projects described in the case studies. In contrast, the case studies for the individual diet and individual physical activity domains describe measures in a more generic way.