Volume 14, Issue 2 (7-2018)                   HSR 2018, 14(2): 235-243 | Back to browse issues page

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Makkizadeh F, Bigdeloo E. Scientometrics Analysis of Researches in the Field of Health Education to Patients in PubMed Database (1964-2014). HSR 2018; 14 (2) :235-243
URL: http://hsr.mui.ac.ir/article-1-1016-en.html
1- Associate Professor, Department of Information Science and Science, School of Social Sciences, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
2- School of Social Sciences, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
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Background: Educating health to patients is a patient-centered process based on the needs expressed by both the physician and the patient in order to make a collaborative and conscious decision over the disease. Surveying and analyzing the research fields in this area, and discovering the relationships between the expressions used in this studies, can help researchers and scholars with useful information. Therefore, this research aimed to analyze scholar contents related to the area of health education for the patients, using thematic mapping and hierarchical clustering methods.Methods: This was a descriptive-analytical study, dealt with analyzing texts contents with a hierarchical clustering approach. Searching the phrase “Health Education” and filtering the search with “Patient Education” as well as the “Major Topics” in Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) helped us to extract the entire data on PubMed database (1964 to 2014). Analysis and clustering of data were done using SPSS and Ravar PreMap software.Findings: Producing scientific articles on health education for the patients had an increasing trend. Regarding the hierarchical clustering, noted thematic areas included health education, drug consumption pathology, nurses, communication skills, health promotional behaviors, adaptability and mental health, health literacy, and preventive behaviors.Conclusion: The formed thematic clusters have structural relationships as they exploit similarity measurement method, and the distance between descriptors. The majority of researchers notice psychological and therapeutic aspects in health education area.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: education health and promotion
Received: 2020/07/16 | Accepted: 2018/07/15 | Published: 2018/07/15

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