New from NCCOR: “A Guide to Methods for Assessing Childhood Obesity”

Measurement is a fundamental component of all forms of research—that’s why it’s a top priority for NCCOR to promote accurate measurement by encouraging the consistent use of high-quality, comparable methods across childhood obesity prevention and research. In keeping with this mission, today, NCCOR released a brand new tool for those working on assessing childhood obesity.

Whether you are a researcher, a public health practitioner, clinician, or student with an interest in researching or evaluating weight-related outcomes, A Guide to Methods for Assessing Childhood Obesity will help you understand the most common adiposity assessment methods and select the most appropriate method for your particular objective. The Guide describes six methods commonly used to assess body composition in children and highlights procedures, validity and reliability, reference data, accessibility, cost, and participant burden and risk.

To further assist users in learning about these methods, this user guide includes six different case scenarios to walk users through what to think about when selecting a method based their research aim, study design, and setting they are working in.

Each case study highlights considerations for selecting methods described in the guide offering an opportunity to enhance what they learn from this guide. For those headed back to school this fall, this is also a useful tool for the classroom for both graduate students and faculty.

To learn more about this new user guide and how it can benefit your work, view NCCOR’s archived Connect & Explore webinar from October 8, 2020.

Make your childhood obesity research easier by checking out this free, comprehensive new user guide here.

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