Table 1

Types of measurement methods by type of behavior and time period.

    Time Period

    Diet

    PA


24 hours

24 hr. recall (14)

24 hr. recall (12)

24 hr. food recognition (15)

24 hr. physical activity recognition (16)

Observation (19)

Observation (17–18)

Week

7-day food record (20)

7-day activity recall (14)

7-day food frequency (21)

Longer (months, years)

Food frequency (22–23)

Many activity inventories (14)

Technology Assisted for Variable Time Units

Food Intake Recording Software System (24)

Activitygram

Accelerometer (30)

Camera (33–35)

Pedometer (29–30)

Heart Rate Monitor (31–32)

Biomarkers for Variable Time Units

Doubly labeled water (25)

Serum nutrients (26, 28)


Baranowski International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2004 1:2   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-1-2

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