Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine
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Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine
Original article

Overview on pressure ulcers studies based on bibliometric methods

Resumen de estudios sobre úlceras por presión basados en métodos bibliométricos

Hatice Öntürk Akyüz, Sevil Alkan, Oruç Numan Gökçe

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Abstract

Introduction: Pressure ulcers (PU) are a major health problem, causing increased health costs as well as workload of health workers. In this study, we aimed to analyze the developments in PUs and to add perspective to future studies by examining the research articles published on PUs, which is an increasing health problem worldwide.
Material and methods: Bibliometric analysis method was used in this study. The data was obtained by searching the Elsevier Scopus database with using the keywords “pressure ulcer” or “bedsore” or “decubitus ulcer” or “decubitus” or “pressure sore”.
Results: 4,361 articles were analyzed in terms of study criteria. The first article was published in the year 1849 and 52.94 % of articles were published after the year 2011. Most of the articles were written in English (87.6%) language. The majority 29.32%) of articles were from the United States of America (USA). USA, United Kingdom and Japan were the top three publishing countries. Most of the articles were in the area of medicine [n =2896(66.4%)] and nursing [n=1903(43.63%)]. The highest number of articles on PUs were published in the journals of Ostomy Wound Management (n=177), Journal of Wound Care (n=156), International Wound Journal (n=144), Journal of Wound Ostomy And Continence Nursing (n=141) and Journal of Tissue Viability (n=126).
Conclusions: As the number of immobile and debiliated patients increase globally, the publications on PUs seem to be increase too. Studies outside of Europe and the USA should also be supported and the number of publications should be increased, especially from developing countries.

Keywords

Pressure ulcers; Bibliometric method; Scopus database

Resumen

Introducción: Las úlceras por presión (UPP) son un importante problema de salud, provocando un aumento de los costes sanitarios y de la carga de trabajo de los trabajadores sanitarios. En este estudio, nuestro objetivo fue analizar los desarrollos en UPP y agregar perspectiva a estudios futuros mediante el examen de los artículos de investigación publicados sobre UPP, que es un problema de salud creciente en todo el mundo.
Material y métodos: En este estudio se utilizó el método de análisis bibliométrico. Los datos se obtuvieron mediante una búsqueda en la base de datos de Elsevier Scopus con las palabras clave “úlcera por presión” o “úlcera por decúbito” o “úlcera por decúbito” o “úlcera por decúbito” o “úlcera por presión”.
Resultados: Se analizaron 4.361 artículos en función de los criterios de estudio. El primer artículo se publicó en el año 1849 y el 52,94% de los artículos se publicaron después del año 2011. La mayoría de los artículos fueron escritos en idioma inglés (87,6%). La mayoría (29,32%) de los artículos procedían de los Estados Unidos de América (EE. UU.). Estados Unidos, Reino Unido y Japón fueron los tres principales países editores. La mayoría de los artículos fueron del área de medicina [n = 2896 (66,4%)] y enfermería [n = 1903 (43,63%)]. El mayor número de artículos sobre UPP se publicaron en las revistas de Ostomy Wound Management (n = 177), Journal of Wound Care (n = 156), International Wound Journal (n = 144), Journal of Wound Ostomy And Continence Nursing (n = 141) y Journal of Tissue Viability (n = 126).
Conclusiones: A medida que aumenta el número de pacientes inmóviles y debilitados a nivel mundial, las publicaciones sobre UPP parecen estar aumentando también. También deberían apoyarse los estudios fuera de Europa y Estados Unidos y debería incrementarse el número de publicaciones, especialmente de países en desarrollo.

Palabras clave

Úlceras por presión; Métodos bibliométricos; Base de datos Scopus

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Submitted date:
10/20/2021

Reviewed date:
11/12/2021

Accepted date:
11/25/2021

Publication date:
11/27/2021

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