The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a measure as,
“a single data element that can be collected through an objective assessment of the physical or policy environment and used to quantify without bias an obesity prevention strategy.”
Evaluation measures should be appropriate for the obesity program's intervention setting, target population, and goals. The table below provides examples of three types of measures that could be used to measure individual behavioral change or policy, system, and environmental changes. These evaluation measures are provided for illustrative purposes only. It is not intended as an exhaustive or prescriptive list of measurement types for rural obesity prevention programs.
|Description||Examples for Measuring Individual Behavioral Change||Examples for Measuring Policy, System, Environmental Change|
Resources to Learn More
Kaiser Permanente Community
Health Initiative: Overview and Evaluation Design
Author(s): Cheadle, A., Schwartz, P., Rauzon, S., et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 100(11), 2111-2113
Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States
Author(s): Keener, D., Goodman, K., Lowry, A.,
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention