Standardized database of standardized indicators of citations of scientific authors in the field of hippotherapy: a bibliometric review




Equine-assisted therapy; Database; Review; Bibliometrics.


Hippotherapy is a therapeutic method that uses the horse as a treatment tool for various physical and intellectual impairments, complementing physical and/or social rehabilitation and promoting functional results. It is a descriptive and quantitative study, which aimed to perform a scientific mapping on hippotherapy, throughout the period, through bibliometrics analysis. The search showed results from 1972-2020, 360 articles were found, 945 keywords, 1.265 authors, with an average of 3,37 authors per document and 4,06 for co-authors. The average publication was 5,32 with a total of 12.532 references. The analysis allowed describing the most cited keywords, most relevant sources, annual scientific publication, most cited authors, most relevant authors, most cited studies locally, most cited studies globally, classification of journals according to the impact factor and most cited countries. Promoting a scientific mapping on hippotherapy and thus contributing to future research.


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ARAÚJO, G. T. de .; LOMBARDI, L. A. .; SANTANA, L. F.; SILVA, F. S. .; DIAS, D. V.; ESPINDULA, A. P. Standardized database of standardized indicators of citations of scientific authors in the field of hippotherapy: a bibliometric review. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 4, p. e20110413191, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i4.13191. Disponível em: Acesso em: 11 apr. 2021.



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