Revista Medica Herediana
versión impresa ISSN 1018-130X
TAYPE-RONDAN, Álvaro; LAJO-AURAZO, Yasmín y HUAMANI, Charles. Peruvian scientific production in SciELO-Peru on mental disorders, 2006-2011. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.3, pp. 166-171. ISSN 1018-130X.
Objective: To evaluate the characteristics of Peruvian research studies on mental disorders (MD) published in SciELO-Peru during 2006-2011. Methods: A bibliometric study was conducted that included scientific papers on MD published in medical and psychological indexed journals in SciELO during 2006-2011. Articles with at least one Peruvian author whose main or secondary objectives were any MD were included. Main variables that were analyzed included kind of MD studied, author´s affiliation, references and financing sources. Results: A total of 686 papers were identified in six journals, in 51 (7.4%) of these papers a MD was the main objective. Depression, substance abuse and sleeping disorders were the main topics covered. Major financing institutions were Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Seven studies (13.7%) received financial support. Conclusions: Few Peruvian publications on MD were identified.
Palabras llave : Mental health; mental disorders; depression; bibliometrics; serial publications.