Región y sociedad
versão impressa ISSN 1870-3925
HERSCH MARTINEZ, Paul. Lo sociocultural desde la perspectiva biomédica: Una revisión de publicaciones en torno al tema. Región y sociedad [online]. 2008, vol.20, n.spe2, pp. 163-264. ISSN 1870-3925.
A meta-analysis of 998 references of articles that explicitly mention "sociocultural" factors between 1963 and 2006 in the bio-medical literature is presented as a support material for research. The citations have been increasing consistently from 1975. Some papers referring to Mexico or Mexican-origin populations were analyzed with more thoroughness, highlighting and exemplifying diverse implications in the biomedical use of the term "sociocultural". All the references were grouped thematically and a differential pattern stood out in the pathologies that motivate the biomedical allusion to "sociocultural" factors. The references are presented, organized thematically for their consultation. The sociocultural dimension of the process health / illness / attention raises diverse approaches in the biomedical literature, comprising from very general allusions to operative characterizations translatable in concrete recommendations, being a useful referent in the definition process of a possible sociocultural epidemiology.
Palavras-chave : Sociocultural factors in health; bibliohemerographic references; biomedicine; sociocultural epidemiology; meta-analysis.