Global trends in Urinary Incontinence: A general bibliometric approach and content analysis

Hajebrahimi S1, Mohammadi M2, Mostafaei H3, Salehi-Pourmehr H1, Mosayebzadeh A1

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Pure and Applied Science / Translational

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Research Methods / Techniques

Abstract 579
Open Discussion ePosters
Scientific Open Discussion Session 34
Saturday 10th September 2022
13:45 - 13:50 (ePoster Station 6)
Exhibition Hall
Incontinence Female Male
1. Research center for Evidence Based-Medicine, Iranian EBM Center: A Joanna Briggs Institute Center of Excellence, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran., 2. Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran., 3. Department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna, Wahringer Gurtel 43 18-20, 1090, Vienna, Austria
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Hadi Mostafaei

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Abstract

Hypothesis / aims of study
Urinary Incontinence is a urologic symptom that can have a significant impact on women's physical and mental health and quality of life. In addition, women with UI may experience socioeconomic burdens due to UI’s effect on their ability to work and function in society (1). A large body of literature has been published on urinary incontinence, ranging from medical treatment, epidemiology, and surgical techniques (2). Mapping scientific trends are one of the most important missions of scientometric research for effective research. The main goal of this paper was to visualize and draw the intellectual and cognitive structures of urinary incontinence using science mapping.
Study design, materials and methods
In this cross-sectional scientometric study, we recruited all documents indexed in the Web of Science database with the topic of urinary incontinence. To analyze the results, 3 software, SciMAT-v1.1.04, VOSviewer-v1.6.14, CitNetExplorer_v1.0.0, were used.
Results
There are 33,804 results from the Web of Science Core Collection for Urinary Incontinence. After retrieving the resources and outputs appropriate to the software used, comprehensive maps of scientific products in this field were extracted in three sections: authors, journals, and keywords. Scientific illustrated maps were also drawn. Thematic clusters were identified. Finally, a thematic strategic diagram of the Urinary Incontinence domain was drawn in order to discover the maturity and citation talent of the Urinary Incontinence domain subjects. In this scientometric study, which aimed to evaluate the most research done in the field of urinary incontinence, the following items were evaluated: the country in which the most research was done, the researcher who did the most research, and the identification of existing gaps. According to the results, the biggest networking for the research of urinary incontinence field belonged to the United States, and the other countries such as China, England, Brazil, and Turkey were in the next rank (Figure 1). In addition, it seems that the biggest networking for the research field of urinary incontinence is for the affiliated universities of the United States, too (Figure 2).
Interpretation of results
The biggest networking for the research of urinary incontinence field belonged to the United States and affiliated universities of the United States. Grant providers, based on the roadmap they draw according to the findings and identification of existing gaps, can identify centers active in this field and, if necessary, direct the grants in that direction, and at the same time discover the lack of research in various regions to improve the health care by more investment in those areas.
Concluding message
Grant providers, based on the findings and identification of existing gaps, can identify centers active in this field and, if necessary, direct the grants in that direction, and at the same time discover the lack of research in various regions to improve the health care by more investment in those areas.
Figure 1 Figure 1. Scientific illustrated map of scientific productions in the field of Urinary Incontinence based on country
Figure 2 Figure 2. Scientific illustrated map of scientific productions in the field of Urinary Incontinence based on affiliation
References
  1. Mahamud I, Mainwaring A. 50 years in urinary incontinence: a bibliometric analysis of the top 100 cited articles of the last 50 years. Int Urogynecol J. 2022 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s00192-021-05039-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34977952.
  2. Biswas B, Bhattacharyya A, Dasgupta A, Karmakar A, Mallick N, Sembiah S. Urinary Incontinence, Its Risk Factors, and Quality of Life: A Study among Women Aged 50 Years and above in a Rural Health Facility of West Bengal. J Midlife Health. 2017 Jul-Sep;8(3):130-136. doi: 10.4103/jmh.JMH_62_17. PMID: 28983160; PMCID: PMC5625577.
Disclosures
Funding Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Clinical Trial No Subjects None
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