How does the ADOPT Core Measures Project work?

Researchers are encouraged to access and use the Core Measures to help build a database to enable researchers to answer questions about predictors, mediators, and moderators of responses to obesity treatments.

The Core Measures are classified into four major domains: behavior, biology, environment, and psychology.

View the list of ADOPT Core Measures by domain. You may be required to create a GEM account before viewing the articles. A GEM account is free of charge:


Multiple interviewer-administered 24-h recalls

Healthy Eating Index-2010

EARLY Eating Away from Home Questionnaire

EARLY SSB Consumption Questionnaire


Global Physical Activity Questionnaire

Paffenbarger Questionnaire

Munich Chronotype Questionnaire (MCTQ)

Berlin Questionnaire for Sleep Apnea

EARLY Self-Weighing Questionnaire


Height, Weight, and BMI, Waist to Hip Ratio, Waist Circumference

Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy (BIS)

Resting (Mifflin-St. Jeor Equation) and Total Energy Expenditure

Physical Activity Level (PAL)

Energy Intake – Steady State & Change Over Time

Resting Heart Rateexternal link

Adiponectin, Leptin, Amylin

TSH, T4, fT4I (thyroid hormone panel)

Ghrelin, GLP1, PYY3-36 (hunger/satiety panel)

Metabolite Panel (Glucose, NEFA, TGs)

Insulin, Glucagonexternal linkHOMA-IR, HOMA-βexternal linkHBA1c

IL-6, TNF-alpha, CRP

Whole Blood


Home address

Walk Score or EPA Walkability

Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale – Land Use Mix Access Subscale

Density of (1) Supermarkets, (2) Fast food restaurants, and (3) Convenience stores

Perceived presence of (1) Supermarkets, (2) Fast Food Restaurants, and (3) Convenience stores, Plus Others (Liese)

MESA Neighborhood Healthy Food Availability

Neighborhood Deprivation Index (Diez Roux et al)

Neighborhood Police-Reported Crime

MESA Perceived Neighborhood Safety

BMI of Spouse/Partner

Weight-related Social Norms Scale

Modified Sallis Social Support scales

Important Others’ Questionnaire


Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (state)

Perceived Stress Scale

Palatable Eating Motives: Coping Subscale

Questionnaire on Eating and Weight Patterns

Trait Food Craving Questionnaire-Reduced

Reward Based Eating Drive

Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Adult

Kirby Questionnaire – Delayed Reward Discounting

Behavioral Intention Scale(s)

Self-Efficacy Scale(s)external link

‘Liking’ and ‘Wanting’ Visual Analog Scales

Hunger and Satiety Visual Analog Scales

Mini-International Personality Item Pool (Short form)/Big Five Inventory-2 (Long form)

Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)

CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

12348 East Montview Boulevard

Aurora, CO 80045

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