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Ciencia y enfermería

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Abstract

REJANE FERREIRA MOURA, ESCOLÁSTICA; SANTANA FRANCO, EUGÊNIO; OLIVEIRA FRAGA, MARIA DE NAZARÉ DE  and  COELHO DAMASCENO, MARTA MARIA. SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION IN WOMAN'S HEALTH IN THE NURSING POSTGRADUATION COURSE AT THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF CEARA, BRAZIL 1993-2002. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2005, vol.11, n.2, pp.59-70. ISSN 0717-9553.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95532005000200008.

This is a descriptive and exploratory research which had the purpose of identifying methodological approaches, data collection techniques, theoretical references used, as well as, analyzing the main research set of themes in dissertations of the Postgraduation Program in Nursing at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), in the womans's health area regarding the period of 1993-2002. The research universe consisted of 92 Master's degree dissertation abstracts and 3 thesis abstracts and the study has relied on 21 dissertation abstracts and 3 thesis abstracts. Results showed that the qualitative approach was the most used in these studies. The interview and the observation prevailed as data collection technique and the nursing theories established the prevailing theoretical referential system. A narrow association between the set of themes researched and the epidemiological indexes of the woman's health was identified, highlighting as principal the maternal mortality, adolescent's health, mental health and violence, breast cancer and STD/HIV/AIDS

Keywords : Research in nursing; woman's health; methodology; data collection; theory.

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