Protocol - Weight Change Goals
Protocol Name from Source:This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.
This is a two-item measure of an individual’s weight change goals used in the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).
1. Which of the following are you trying to do about your weight?
[ ] A. Lose weight
[ ] B. Gain weight
[ ] C. Stay the same weight
[ ] D. I am not trying to do anything about my weight
2. How do you describe your weight?
A. Very underweight
B. Slightly underweight
C. About the right weight
D. Slightly overweight
E. Very overweight
Personnel and Training Required
|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||No|
|Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection||No|
Mode of Administration
Child, Adolescent, Adult, 32 to 66 years of age
Although this was originally used with grades 7-12, the PhenX Working Group members recognize that it is important for a broader age range of adolescents and adults, and a couple of states have included the question in their BRFSS.
September 9, 2015
A single-item question that asks an adolescent individual to identify what he or she is trying to do about his or her weight.
The purpose is to determine an adolescent individual’s weight change goals.
This two-item question, from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is well validated and effective in determining an individual’s weight change goals.
|Common Data Elements (CDE)||Obesity Body Weight Change Goal Assessment Text||4994182||CDE Browser|
Process and Review
This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Questions 69 and 70.
Brener, N. D., Kann, L., McManus, T., Kinchen, S. A., Sundberg, E. C., & Ross, J. G. (2002). The reliability of the 1999 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Questionnaire. Journal of Adolescent Health, 1(4), 336-342.
Bish, C.L., Blanck, H.M., Serdula, MK., Marcus, M., Kohl, HW 3rd, Kahn, LK. (2005). Diet and physical activity behaviors among Americans trying to lose weight: 2000 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Obesity Research, Mar; 13(3): 596-607.
|Variable Name||Variable ID||Variable Description||Version||dbGaP Mapping|
|PX230701_WeightChange_Goals_TryingToDo_YourWeight||PX230701010000||Which of the following are you trying to do about your weight?||4||N/A|
|PX230701_WeightChange_Goals_Describe_Your_Weight||PX230701020000||How do you describe your weight?||4||N/A|