The Theory of Social Representations in Brazilian Health Researches: a Bibliometric Profile

  • Alinne Beserra de Lucena Marcolino College of Medical Sciences of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Ana Karênina de Freitas Jordão do Amaral Department of Speech Therapy, UFPB. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Karoline Lima Alves Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil
  • Sônia Mara Gusmão Costa Colleges of Nursing and Medicine Nova Esperança. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Greicy Kelly Gouveia Dias Bittencourt Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Jordana de Almeida Nogueira Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Antonia Oliveira Silva Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Felismina Rosa Parreira Mendes University of Évora. Évora, Portugal.
  • Manuel José Lopes University of Évora. Évora, Portugal.
  • Maria Adelaide Silva Paredes Moreira Department of Speech Therapy, UFPB. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.

Abstract

The study aimed to characterizing the production of national articles on health, the time frame of the past 10 years, available in the database LILACS and MEDLINE Virtual Health Library that used the Theory of Social Representations in its searches, using as descriptors the words: social representations and health. It is a descriptive study, developed in the context of bibliometrics. Of the 158 units found, 122 were considered and analyzed after removal of those that did not include the stablished inclusion criteria: articles in Portuguese, available in full and that mentioned the expression "social representations", either in the title or abstract. The journal that most published researches about the Theory of Social Representations was Science & Public Health; being the largest number of articles published in 2011. The most frequent area of knowledge covering about the Theory of Social Representations was the Public Health, with the participant group most cited health professionals. Among the data collection instruments used, the semi-structured interview was the most frequent and the kind of qualitative analysis the content analysis was the most common. Noteworthy is the growing interest for the theory and the need for greater criteria in the preparation of abstracts, considering its importance in the spread of scientific production.

DESCRIPTORS: health research; social representation; bibliometrics; public health; journal; Brazil.

Published
May 21, 2016
How to Cite
MARCOLINO, Alinne Beserra de Lucena et al. The Theory of Social Representations in Brazilian Health Researches: a Bibliometric Profile. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, may 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1577>. Date accessed: 24 june 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1953.
Section
Psychology

Keywords

health research; social representation; bibliometrics; public health; journal; Brazil.