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ARANTES, Luis Fernando Resende. Binge drinking: a bibliometric study (1999-2010) of articles published in the SciELO Database. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.2, pp.253-257. ISSN 1982-0275.

The aim of this research was to undertake a bibliometric study of articles published in the Scientific Electronic Library Online database in order to examine scientific advances regarding binge-drinking behaviour in the different populations identified. We searched for key words "binge" and "drinking" in journals and found 22 papers in the SciELO database. Seven of these had been repeated by the search system, therefore resulting in 15 separate articles dating from 1999-2010. We then created eight categories for analysis. We encountered a predominance of; partnerships between universities and research centers (66.7%); multidisciplinary research (66.7%); publications in Brazilian journals (73.3%); articles in English (53.3 %); use of quantitative methods (86.7%); adults (60%); factors associated with binge drinking (26.7%); and quantitative definitions of binge drinking (100%). The results point to the low number of articles produced in Brazil on the subject and the need for qualitative research to better understand the complexity of the phenomenon.

Keywords : Alcoholism; Databases; Drinking; Bibliometric research.

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