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Revista Medica Herediana

Print version ISSN 1018-130XOn-line version ISSN 1729-214X

Abstract

VARELA PINEDO, Luis; ORTIZ SAAVEDRA, Pedro José  and  CHAVEZ JIMENO, Helver. Características de los trabajos científicos nacionales en geriatría y gerontología.1980-2001. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2003, vol.14, n.1, pp.18-25. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objective: To describe the actual status of the Research in Geriatrics and Gerontology in Peru and then identify the wide area need to be investigated. Material and methods: This is a transversal and descriptive study of the thesis, articles and publications in Geriatrics and Gerontology that have been made in Peru between 1980 and 2001. A keywords use searching method and a selection based in the compliment of the methodological process steps were used. Results: 256 Geriatrics and Gerontology Research papers were found, 30 (11.7%) of them were of Gerontology and 226 (88.3%) were of Geriatrics. A great proportion of those papers were made at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (47.9%) and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (23.7%) in Lima, followed by Universidad Nacional San Agustín of Arequipa. Only 19.2% of research studies were published. The pregrade theses (69.2%) were more than the postgraduate theses. We found a great percentage of works in surgical areas (12.1%), infection areas (10.2%) and nursing areas (9.8%); we also found a great proportion of transversal works (55.1%), followed by retrospectives works (29.8%). Conclusions: The Geriatrics and Gerontology Research papers mainly surround the clinical area, only a 19.2% of these works were been published, the pregrade theses were the principal way to investigate and the great proportion of the research were made by descriptive and transversal works. (Rev Med Hered 2003; 14:18-25).

Keywords : Research; publications; geriatrics; gerontology.

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