Medicinas alternativas e complementares: Uma metassíntese

Spadacio, Cristiane, Castellanos, Marcelo Eduardo Pfeiffer, de Barros, Nelson Filice, Alegre, Sarah Monte, Tovey, Philip and Broom, Alex (2010) Medicinas alternativas e complementares: Uma metassíntese. Cadernos de Saude Publica, 26 1: 7-13. doi:10.1590/S0102-311X2010000100002


Author Spadacio, Cristiane
Castellanos, Marcelo Eduardo Pfeiffer
de Barros, Nelson Filice
Alegre, Sarah Monte
Tovey, Philip
Broom, Alex
Title Medicinas alternativas e complementares: Uma metassíntese
Journal name Cadernos de Saude Publica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0102-311X
1678-4464
Publication date 2010-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1590/S0102-311X2010000100002
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 7
End page 13
Total pages 7
Place of publication Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Publisher Escola Nacional de Saude Publica
Language por
Formatted abstract
O aumento do uso de Medicinas Alternativas e Complementares (MAC) motivou o crescimento do número de estudos qualitativos sobre o tema, justificando a realização de sínteses sobre esse material. Este artigo apresenta uma revisão sistemática de pesquisas qualitativas sobre MAC publicadas em periódicos internacionais. Esta revisão se orientou pela metodologia dos metaestudos. Foi realizada busca em revistas do Portal Periódicos da Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior e foram selecionados 32 artigos para análise. Os estudos revisados apresentam questões que têm como foco: o paciente, suas experiências terapêuticas e seus contextos sociais e culturais; o profissional, as relações profissionais e o processo de profissionalização das MAC; a MAC e sua relação com a biomedicina. Conclui-se que as pesquisas qualitativas sobre as MAC ensejam um olhar exploratório sobre o tema, procurando identificar as experiências de pacientes e profissionais com essas terapêuticas, assim como buscam discutir as conseqüências desse uso para a Medicina Convencional ou biomedicina.

The growing use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) has led to an increase in the number of qualitative studies on the subject, thus justifying a meta-synthesis of the resulting material. The current article presents a systematic review of qualitative studies on CAM published in international journals. The review was conducted according to the meta-synthesis methodology. A search was performed in journals through the Periodicals Periodical of CAPES, the National Agency for the Evaluation of Graduate Studies, and 32 articles were selected for analysis. The reviewed studies raise questions focusing on: patients, their therapeutic experiences, and their social and cultural contexts; professionals, professional relations, and the process of professionalization of CAM; and CAM and their relationship to biomedicine. The article concludes that qualitative studies on CAM call for an exploratory view of the theme, seeking to identify the experiences of patients and professionals with these therapies and discussing the impact of their use on conventional medicine or biomedicine.
Keyword Qualitative research
Complementary therapies
Meta-analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Complementary and alternative medicine: A meta-synthesis

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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