A bibliometric and visual analysis of exercise intervention publications for Alzheimer's disease (1998-2021)

Feng, Xiao-Wei and Hadizadeh, Maryam and Zheng, Lin-Hong and Li, Wei-Han (2022) A bibliometric and visual analysis of exercise intervention publications for Alzheimer's disease (1998-2021). Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11 (19). ISSN 2077-0383, DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11195903.

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia worldwide, posing a considerable economic burden to patients and society as a whole. Exercise has been confirmed as a non-drug intervention method in the related literature on AD. However, at present, there are still few bibliometric studies on AD exercise research. In order to fill the gap, this paper aims to intuitively analyze the growth in AD exercise literature published from 1998 to 2021 using bibliometrics, providing historical insights for scientific research circles. The main source of literature retrieval is the Web of Science database. Using the Boolean operator tools ``OR'' and ``AND'' combined with keywords related to ``exercise'' and ``Alzheimer's disease'', we conducted a title search and obtained 247 documents. Using Microsoft Excel, Datawrapper, and Biblioshiny, this study carried out a bibliometric analysis of countries, institutions, categories, journals, documents, authors, and keyword plus terms. The study found that the number of papers published from 2016 to 2021 had the greatest increase, which may have been influenced by the Global Dementia Report 2015 and COVID-19. Interdisciplinary cooperation and the research results published in high-scoring journals actively promoted research and development in the AD exercise field. The United States and the University of Minnesota system play a central role in this field. In future, it will be necessary to explore the effectiveness and feasibility of multi-mode interventions on an active lifestyle, including exercise, in different groups and environments worldwide. This study may provide a direction and path for future research by showing the global overview, theme evolution, and future trends of research results in the AD exercise field.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alzheimer's disease; Bibliometrics; Dementia; Exercise intervention; Web of Science; Thematic evolution; Geriatric disease
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science (formerly known as Centre for Sports & Exercise Sciences)
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2023 03:48
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2023 03:48
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/41057

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