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 April 12, 2017, NCCOR hosted part two of the two-part series, which covered the Individual Physical Activity and Physical Activity Environment Guides. Speakers included the authors of the Guides: Gregory Welk, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Iowa State; James Morrow, Jr., PhD, FACSM, FNAK, Regents Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation, University of North Texas; Pedro Saint-Maurice, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; Jordan Carlson, PhD, Director, Community Engaged Research, Children’s Mercy Kansas City; and James Sallis, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego.