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Theses and dissertations of nurses about education in nursing and health: a bibliometric study

Vânia Marli Schubert Backes Marta Lenise do Prado Mônica Motta Lino Fabiane Ferraz Bruna Pedroso Canever Diana Coelho Gomes Jussara Gue Martini About the authors

The study aimed to describe the panorama of Education in Nursing and Health from abstracts of theses and dissertations published by nurses in Brazil between the years 2001 to 2009. This is a bibliometric, descriptive and quantitative study. Data were collected in the "Catalogue of Theses and Dissertations" from CEPEn/ABEn. After reading the abstracts and systematization of the material, analysis was performed using descriptive statistics. It was reviewed 4.101 studies, 523 of them on the theme of education. From these, 67% were dissertations and 33% of them were theses, predominantly produced in the southeast of Brazil. One conclude that the representation of the theme in the national context is significant and contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field of Nursing, even though there are regional differences in the production process of this area of knowledge.

Scientific Publication Indicator; Health Education; Bibliometrics; Nursing Education; Post-Graduate Education in Nursing

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