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The application of theories of the policy process to obesity prevention: a systematic review and meta-synthesis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, October 2016
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Title
The application of theories of the policy process to obesity prevention: a systematic review and meta-synthesis
Published in
BMC Public Health, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3639-z
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Authors

Brydie Clarke, Boyd Swinburn, Gary Sacks

Abstract

Theories of the policy process are recommended as tools to help explain both policy stasis and change. A systematic review of the application of such theoretical frameworks within the field of obesity prevention policy was conducted. A meta-synthesis was also undertaken to identify the key influences on policy decision-making. The review identified 17 studies of obesity prevention policy underpinned by political science theories. The majority of included studies were conducted in the United States (US), with significant heterogeneity in terms of policy level (e.g., national, state) studied, areas of focus, and methodologies used. Many of the included studies were methodologically limited, in regard to rigour and trustworthiness. Prominent themes identified included the role of groups and networks, political institutions, and political system characteristics, issue framing, the use of evidence, personal values and beliefs, prevailing political ideology, and timing. The limited application of political science theories indicates a need for future theoretically based research into the complexity of policy-making and multiple influences on obesity prevention policy processes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 118 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 20%
Student > Master 20 17%
Student > Bachelor 15 12%
Researcher 9 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 6%
Other 22 18%
Unknown 24 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 23 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 5%
Environmental Science 4 3%
Other 15 12%
Unknown 30 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2022.
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#1,146,032
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Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,237
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#25,293
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#104
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