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Legislator voting and behavioral science theory: a systematic review.
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PMID:  23026040     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVES: To examine the application of behavioral science theories to explain the voting behavior of legislators for public health policies.
METHODS: We conducted a systematic review to identify studies that examined factors associated with legislator support, intention to vote, or actual votes on public health policies, emphasizing those grounded in behavior science theory.
RESULTS: Twenty-one papers met our inclusion criteria, and 6 were explicitly grounded in a behavioral science theory.
CONCLUSIONS: Behavioral science theories, and the theory of planned behavior in particular, provide a framework for understanding legislator voting behavior and can be used by advocates to advance pro-health policies.
Authors:
Gregory J Tung; Jon S Vernick; Erin V Reiney; Andrea C Gielen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  823-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA. gtung@jhsph.edu.
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