Methods and Measurement in Sexual & Gender Minority Health Research

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The NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) recognizes the growing need to develop better measures and methods to accurately capture and understand the health of sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations. The information provided highlights work within the field of SGM methods and measurement. These resources are not exhaustive. They may be useful for those looking to better understand how to capture SGM populations in research and clinical settings but do not represent standards required by NIH.

 

Data and Measurement Frameworks

Activities and Related Resources

April 2018 Workshop: Methods and Measurement in Sexual & Gender Minority Health Research

In April 2018 the SGMRO hosted a workshop that covered three areas of research: SGM status, related measures, and sampling. The workshop, entitled Methods and Measurement in Sexual & Gender Minority Health Research, was guided by the schema below. For each of these primary topics, experts in the field considered the current state of research and identified a number of research opportunities that, if explored, would advance the field of SGM-related measurement research.

Methods and Measures in SGM-Related Health: Developing a Research Agenda. 3 boxes: Measurement-SGM Status; Measurement-Related Constructs; and Sampling Methods. Intersectionality; Life Span Perspective; Culture; Historical Context/Cohort Efforts

This page last reviewed on December 7, 2018