Brazilian studies on nephrology produced in nursing thesis and dissertations

The purpose was to evaluate the scientific production in Brazilian nursing about nephrology in theses and dissertations published from 2001 to 2007. A bibliometric study was carried out with the nursing tesis and dissertations according to the Center of Studies and Researches in Nursing catalog. It was found 50 works on nephrology, predominating: 45 (90%) dissertations; 30 (60%) in the state of São Paulo; 18 (36%) in clinics of dialysis; 39 (78%) samples were patients. Considering the types of study, it predominated: 26 (52%) exploratory, 28 (56%) survey and 27 (54%) quantitative. Concerning the theme, hemodialysis predominated with 21 (42%) publications. Scientific researches on this theme make possible a multi and interdisciplinary assistance to these clients, in an individualized, systematized and humanized way.

Hemodialysis units, hospital; Peritoneal dialysis; Kidney diseases; Nursing

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