ADOPT Core Measures

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:


Multiple interviewer-administered 24-h recallsexternal link

Healthy Eating Index-2010external link

EARLY Eating Away from Home Questionnaireexternal link

EARLY SSB Consumption Questionnaireexternal link

Actigraphyexternal link

Global Physical Activity Questionnaireexternal link

Paffenbarger Questionnaireexternal link

Munich Chronotype Questionnaire (MCTQ)external link

Berlin Questionnaire for Sleep Apneaexternal link

EARLY Self-Weighing Questionnaire


Height, Weight, and BMI, Waist to Hip Ratio, Waist Circumferenceexternal link

Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy (BIS)external link

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

Physical Activity Level (PAL)external link

Energy Intake – Steady State & Change Over Timeexternal link

Resting Heart Rateexternal link

Adiponectin, Leptin, Amylinexternal link

TSH, T4, fT4I (thyroid hormone panel)external link

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

Metabolite Panel (Glucose, NEFA, TGs)external link

Insulin, Glucagonexternal linkHOMA-IR, HOMA-βexternal linkHBA1cexternal link

IL-6, TNF-alpha, CRPexternal link

Whole Blood


Home addressexternal link

Walk Scoreexternal link or EPA Walkabilityexternal link

Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale – Land Use Mix Access Subscaleexternal link

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

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

MESA Neighborhood Healthy Food Availabilityexternal link

Neighborhood Deprivation Index (Diez Roux et al)external link

Neighborhood Police-Reported Crimeexternal link

MESA Perceived Neighborhood Safetyexternal link

BMI of Spouse/Partnerexternal link

Weight-related Social Norms Scaleexternal link

Modified Sallis Social Support scalesexternal link

Important Others’ Questionnaire


Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (state)external link

Perceived Stress Scaleexternal link

Palatable Eating Motives: Coping Subscaleexternal link

Questionnaire on Eating and Weight Patternsexternal link

Trait Food Craving Questionnaire-Reducedexternal link

Reward Based Eating Driveexternal link

Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Adultexternal link

Kirby Questionnaire – Delayed Reward Discountingexternal link

Behavioral Intention Scale(s)external link

Self-Efficacy Scale(s)external link

‘Liking’ and ‘Wanting’ Visual Analog Scalesexternal link

Hunger and Satiety Visual Analog Scalesexternal link

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