Optimal Instruments for Measurement of Dietary Intake, Physical Activity, and Sleep Among Adults Workshop will be held on Sept. 21-20, 2022
The 2022 Optimal Instruments for Measurement of Dietary Intake, Physical Activity, and Sleep Among Adults Workshop will be held virtually on September 21- 22, 2022. The workshop times are 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT on September 21st, and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT on September 22nd.
The purpose of the workshop is to review the state of the science regarding the validity, reliability, and sensitivity of instruments used to assess dietary intake, physical activity and sleep in large observational studies and clinical trials among adults. Additionally, the workshop will involve evaluating the pros and cons, including the feasibility of instruments to measure dietary intake, physical activity, and sleep in large studies, as well as recommend best practices to harmonize data from differing instruments across studies within each measurement domain to facilitate pooling studies as well as the possible incorporation of a new instrument within each domain into on-going studies while retaining the ability to perform valid longitudinal comparisons from previous instruments. Lastly, the identification of gaps and opportunities for future research to develop improved measurement tools for large studies to assess these key health behaviors including the use of biomarkers (“omics” such as metabolomics), mobile technology, sensors, etc. will be discussed.
The overarching goal of this 2-day (10-hours) workshop is to assemble a multi-disciplinary panel of experts across multiple domains to identify key knowledge gaps in measurements tools used to assess dietary intake, physical activity and sleep. The workshop is intended to guide researchers, NIH staff, and the community on the best methods and instruments for measurement of dietary intake, physical activity and sleep in large observational studies and clinical trials among adults. The workshop is intended to identify possible barriers and opportunities on the different measurement tools used to assess diet, physical activity and sleep in adults. Experts from multiple disciplines will be assembled to examine research gaps on such tools from behavioral, lifestyle, social, and technological perspectives.