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EDUMECENTRO

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JOSE MANUEL, García Sosa. Necessity of incorporating social sciences to research work in health. Rev EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2014, vol.6, n.3, pp.51-65. ISSN 2077-2874.

Background: professionals from social and humanistic sciences in Centers of Higher Medical Education, with their research work, may contribute to the solution of multiple problems that make difficult the constant improvement of the state of health of the population. Objective: to design actions to include the professionals of social sciences from the Villa Clara Medical Sciences University to the research work and solution to the main problems of health. Methods: a descriptive study with qualitative approach was done, during the period of April-June 2013, by means of using theoretical methods: analysis-synthesis, and induction-deduction, that allowed the interpretation of the analyzed documentation and the revised bibliography; from the empirical level it was used the documentation analysis for the characterization of the current situation of the institution in the field of scientific research by the professionals of the social and humanistic sciences, the descriptive statistics for the absolute frequencies, and the percentage. Results: the analysis of the health indicators in Villa Clara, shown in the tables, demonstrates the need to include the professionals of social and humanistic sciences in the carrying out of research work, in order to contribute to the solution of the main health problems in the province. Actions were designed to achieve this purpose. Conclusions: the designed actions contribute to the link of professionals of the social and humanistic sciences to the research work and the modification of the health social determinants in the Villa Clara province.

Palabras clave : social sciences; social determinants of health; research promotion.

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