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REIBNITZ, Kenya Schmidt; PRADO, Marta Lenise do; LIMA, Margarete Maria de  and  KLOH, Daiana. Convergent-care research: bibliometric study of dissertations and theses. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.3, pp.702-707. ISSN 0104-0707.

This bibliometric study was conducted in the theses database available through the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) portal, to identify the contribution of Convergent-Care Research in the construction of nursing and health knowledge produced in Brazilian master's and doctoral programs. The sample was composed of 67 theses and six dissertations that used Convergent Care Research as the modality of research between 2000 and 2008. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The conclusion is that the development of this modality of research is prevalent in hospitals in the South of Brazil, especially conducted by the Federal University of Santa Catarina. The increased use of this method and expansion to other fields show the advancement and recognition of nursing as a science, as it developed its own research methodology that enables intervening in various scenarios in the health field.

Keywords : Nursing; Bibliometrics; Methods; Theses; Dissertations.

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