Chen, HL; Cai, DY; Shen, WQ; Liu, P. 2010. Bibliometric Analysis of Pressure Ulcer Research 1990-2009. JOURNAL OF WOUND OSTOMY AND CONTINENCE NURSING 37 (6): 627-632
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Chen, HL; Cai, DY; Shen, WQ; Liu, P. 2010. Bibliometric Analysis of Pressure
Ulcer Research 1990-2009. JOURNAL OF WOUND OSTOMY AND CONTINENCE
NURSING 37 (6): 627-632.
Author Full Name(s): Chen, Hong-Lin; Cai, Duan-Ying; Shen, Wang-Qin; Liu,
Document Type: Article
KeyWords Plus: PREVENTION; INDEX
Abstract: PURPOSE: Bibliometric evaluation provides a method for evaluating
trends in publications related to a specific topic. This search focused on
pressure ulcer (PU) care; journals and authors with the greatest contribution
and impact were emphasized.
DESIGN: Bibliometric evaluation.
METHODS: Data encompassing the period from 1990 to 2009 were extracted
from the Science Citation Index online version. We analyzed selected
documents with "pressure ulcer" as a part of the title, abstract, or key words
and reported the following parameters: trends of publication output, document
types, subject category, journal pattern, authorship, and research in nursing
RESULTS: The annual number of articles on PUs grew at a rapid rate, from
approximately 39 in 1991 to 259 in 2009. The main subject categories in which
research on PUs was conducted were surgery and nursing, each of which
accounted for more than 10% of total articles. The United States was the
dominant country in terms of volume of articles. The relationship between nurse
staffing and PU-related outcomes is currently the major focus of PU nursing
research, followed by risk assessment scale evaluations.
CONCLUSION: We found that the number of PU-related publications has grown
at a rapid rate over the past 20 years, reflecting an increasing awareness of
the importance of PU prevention and management.
Addresses: [Chen, Hong-Lin; Cai, Duan-Ying; Shen, Wang-Qin; Liu, Peng]
Nantong Univ, Sch Nursing, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu, Peoples R China; [Chen,
Hong-Lin; Shen, Wang-Qin] Fudan Univ, Sch Nursing, Shanghai 200433, Peoples
Reprint Address: Chen, HL, Nantong Univ, Sch Nursing, Qi Xiu Rd 19, Nantong
226001, Jiangsu, Peoples R China.
E-mail Address: pphss at 126.com
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