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Theory driven research designs for explaining behavioural health risk transitions: The case of smoking

Dixon, Jane; Banwell, Cathy


Recent social network analyses have suggested that common chronic disease risk factors are more mutable than expected; raising practical considerations for public health interventions. Within this context, it is timely to assess the alternative social science reasoning being offered to explain behavioural health risk transitions. This paper takes up this challenge by critically reviewing the major theories applied to the temporal trends and sub-population variations in affluent country smoking...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.03.025


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