Analysis of the Clinical Interventions for Falls in Elderly Patients in the Community From 2002 To 2022: A Bibliometric Analysis
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Submitted : 2024-02-23
Accepted : 2024-03-09
Published : 2024-03-24


Objective: To analyze and provide a comprehensive overview of the knowledge structure and research hotspots of clinical interventions for falls in elderly patients in the community. Methods: The search for publications related to clinical interventions for falls in elderly patients in the community from 2002 to 2022 was conducted on the Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC) database. VOSviewers, CiteSpace, and the R package “bibliometrix” were used to conduct this bibliometric analysis. Results: 2091 articles from 70 countries, primarily the United States and Australia, were included. The number of publications related to clinical interventions for falls in elderly patients is increasing yearly. The main research institutions in this field were the University of Sydney, Harvard University, and the University of California. BioMed Central (BMC) Geriatrics was the most popular journal in this field and Journals of the American Geriatrics Society was the most co-cited journal. These publications came from 8984 authors among which author Lord SR had published the most papers and author Tinetti Me had the most co-citations. The main keywords in this research field were “balance,” “exercise,” and “risk factor.” Conclusion: This was the first bibliometric study that comprehensively summarized the research hot spots and development of clinical interventions for falls in elderly patients in the community. This paper aims to provide a reference for scholars and researchers in this particular field.


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