Bibliometric analysis of scientific production about HIV/AIDS in Peru 1985-2010

Authors

  • Patricia Caballero Oficina General de Investigación y Transferencia Tecnológica. Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Daniel A. Carrión”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico Infectólogo.
  • César Gutiérrez Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Daniel A. Carrión”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico, epidemiólogo.
  • Gustavo Rosell Estrategia Sanitaria Nacional de Prevención y Control de ITS y VIH-SIDA, Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Perú. Médico salubrista.
  • Martín Yagui Oficina General de Investigación y Transferencia Tecnológica. Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Médico, epidemiólogo.
  • Jorge Alarcón Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Daniel A. Carrión”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico, epidemiólogo.
  • Manuel Espinoza Oficina General de Investigación y Transferencia Tecnológica. Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Daniel A. Carrión”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico Infectólogo.
  • Cristina Magan Estrategia Sanitaria Nacional de Prevención y Control de ITS y VIH-SIDA, Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Perú. Enfermera.
  • José Luis Sebastián Estrategia Sanitaria Nacional de Prevención y Control de ITS y VIH-SIDA, Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Perú. Médico salubrista.
  • Franco Romaní Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Daniel A. Carrión”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico salubrista.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2011.283.525

Keywords:

HIV, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Bibliometrics, Scientific and technical publications, Portals for scientific journals, Peru

Abstract

Objective. To analyze the evolution of published scientific articles on HIV/AIDS in Peru. Methods. A bibliometric analysis of papers on HIV/AIDS published in journals indexed in MEDLINE, SciELO and LILACS until October 2010. We selected research papers fully developed in Peru, and multicenter studies with participating Peruvian sites. Results. We identified 257 publications on HIV/AIDS, showing an increase since 2003. The average publication delay was 2.8±1.8 years. Only 94 (36.6 %) articles were published in Spanish. The most studied areas were epidemiology (36.6 %) and clinical topics (35.8 %). The cross-sectional design was the most frequent (56.8 %) followed by case series. According to the WHO classification, studies to learn more about the disease and risk factors predominated (85.6 %) and according to the intervention areas, 46.7 % focused on diagnosis and treatment. Most studies were conducted in Lima (65.9 %). 48.2 % of studies focused on people living with HIV/AIDS. Finally, Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública was the journal that published most articles on HIV/AIDS (9.7 %). Conclusions. We found a growth in scientific production on HIV / AIDS in Peru; however, we believe that the research undertaken was not based on an agreed national agenda or national research priorities, which might have limitted its dissemination and application.

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Published

2011-09-30

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Caballero P, Gutiérrez C, Rosell G, Yagui M, Alarcón J, Espinoza M, et al. Bibliometric analysis of scientific production about HIV/AIDS in Peru 1985-2010. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 May 25];28(3). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/525

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