ANALYSIS OF PUBLICATIONS ON PAIN IN THE FIELD OF NURSING BY BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS METHOD
Analysis of Nursing Studies on Pain
Keywords:Nurse, pain, bibliometric analysıs
Aim: The study was conducted to evaluate the scientific productivity about pain subject in nursing.
Materials and Methods: In the bibliometric analysis study, the Scopus database was searched in English. The scientific literature published in the field of nursing containing the word "Pain" in the title was reached. The publications were evaluated in terms of the institution, author, publication year, subject, number of citations and the journal in which they were published.
Results: Out of a total of 255311 publications, 15449 (6.05%) were published in the field of nursing. The majority of publications (11585) were articles [n=11585, 74.98%] and reviews [n=1695, 10.97%]. It was determined that there has been an increase in the number of publications on this subject over the years (Graph 1). 14128 (91.44%) of them were written in English. The most productive countries in this regard were USA [n=6020, 38.96%], England [n=1403, 9.08%] and Canada [n=765, 4.95%]. Publications from Turkey were in the 9th place regarding to publications number (Table 1). Pain Management Nursing (n=483), Journal of Clinical Nursing (n=387), Journal of Advanced Nursing (n=304), Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (n=288) ve Nursing Standard Royal College of Nursing Great Britain 1987 (n=198) were the journals in which the most publications were published on this subject.
Conclusion: It has been determined that the number of articles and citations on pain in the nursing branch has increased worldwide. This situation, which means that the subject is current and important, can guide scientists who plan to work on this subject.
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