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CALHEIROS, Taís da Costa; AMARAL, Mariana; GON, Márcia Cristina Caserta  and  COSTA JUNIOR, Áderson Luiz. Behavior analysis and health: survey and analysis of articles in open access databases. Temas psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.24, n.3, pp. 947-961. ISSN 1413-389X.

In the face of criticism on the lack of a systematization of psychological practice in health, was aimed to present a systematic review in open access on-line databases and analyze the scientific articles analytical behavior, published between 2005 and 2014, in Health Psychology. Two procedures were made in VHL Psychology Brazil, specifically in the Index Psi Technical-Scientific Journals, the Scientific Electronic Library On-line and the Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature. In Collection 1, was used the search strategy "behavior analysis" AND health OR "behavioral medicine" OR "medical psychology", which terms should be included as "words" or "in all indexes". In Collection 2, was used "psychology" AND other terms referring to 45 specialties of Medicine, present in the "abstract". The Registration Form of Scientific Articles guided the quanti-qualitative analysis on the basis of seven items: reference, year of publication, type of study, objectives, participants, procedures and conclusions. The results suggested the applicability of Behavior Analysis to healthcare, although the number of recovered items has been restricted due to conceptual and methodological obstacles. A need was seen to approach the analysis criteria of these materials by Information Science and Behavior Analysis professionals.

Keywords : Health Psychology; Behavioral Medicine; Review Literature.

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