Measures for Children at High Risk for Obesity

Glossary

High RiskChildren (ages 0–18 years) and their families at high risk for obesity or residing in communities where the risk of obesity or related comorbidities may be the highest. Factors related to high-risk individuals and communities include race/ethnicity, education, income, urbanicity, region of the country, and people with disabilities.
ApplyA measure is applied to a high-risk population if it is developed for a general population and used without modification.
AdaptA measure is adapted for a high-risk population if it is modified from its original form to better fit the study population.
DevelopA measure is developed for a high-risk population if it is an original measure specifically used for the study population.
ValidityAbility of a measure to assess the intended construct.