NCCOR launched the Measures Registry User Guides in February 2017 to help childhood obesity researchers and practitioners choose appropriate measures for their research and evaluation efforts. The User Guides build on NCCOR’s Measures Registry — a free, online repository of scientific articles about measures. The four User Guides focus on core areas of childhood obesity research: individual diet, food environment, individual physical activity, and physical activity environment. The User Guides provide an overview of measurement, describe general principles of measurement selection, present case studies that walk users through the process of using the Measures Registry, and direct researchers and practitioners to additional resources.
On March 29, NCCOR hosted part one of the two-part series, which covered the Individual Diet and Food Environment Guides. Speakers included the authors of the Guides: Sharon Kirkpatrick, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor and Amanda Raffoul, MSc, Doctoral Student, University of Waterloo, Canada; and Leslie Lytle, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Behavior, and Allison Myers, PhD, Executive Director, Counter Tools, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Public Health.