NCCOR Launches Measures Registry User Guides


The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has launched four Measures Registry User Guides to help childhood obesity researchers and practitioners choose appropriate measures for their research and evaluation efforts. 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 build on NCCOR’s Measures Registry—a free, online repository of scientific articles about measures—widely recognized as a key resource that gives researchers and practitioners access to detailed information on measures in one easy-to-search location.

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 and sources of useful information. The Measures Registry User Guides are available on the NCCOR website as easy-to-read webpages and downloadable PDFs. The Guides are written for both expert researchers and graduate students or practitioners who may be using nutrition or physical activity measures for the first time. The PDF versions can work as text for graduate-level classes, and teaching slides will soon be available.

Each Guide was written by a team of leading experts. The Guides were also reviewed by expert panels in nutrition and physical activity.

Want to learn more? NCCOR will two host two webinars on March 29, 2017 and April 12, 2017, both at 2 pm ET, on the Measures Registry User Guides to provide an overview of each Guide and highlight key features.