Ten years (2013-2022) of health research among indigenous minorities in Colombia, Latin America
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Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Cali, Colombia
Publication date: 2023-04-27
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1387
Objective: This study aimed to describe the health research conducted among indigenous minorities in Colombia between 2013 and 2022.  Methods: A scoping review of original research articles that met the criteria of quality, epistemological adequacy, relevance, validity, and reflexivity was conducted. Results: In 10 years, 49 original studies were identified that reveal that health research has been carried out mainly on the indigenous cosmovision in relation to health and disease understandings, health services, sexual and reproductive health, infectious diseases, nutrition, mental health, non-communicable diseases and oral health. the regions of Colombia where more research has been carried out have been Cauca, Guajira and Amazonas; the studies have been oriented mainly by qualitative methodsand techniques. Conclusions: Health research among indigenous minorities in Colombia has recognized intercultural differences linked to the beliefs and practices of these groups. the authors highlight the importance of guaranteeing equitable access to quality health services. this review can promote research networks in Colombia and in other regions of the world. ethnic minorities require greater efforts to guarantee the right to health, prevent diseases and contribute to their general well-being.
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