Scientometric overview of nursing research on pain management

Damar H. T., Bilik Ö., Özdağoğlu G., Özdağoğlu A., Damar M.

REVISTA LATINO-AMERICANA DE ENFERMAGEM, vol.26, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/1518-8345.2581.3051
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: Pain, Pain Management, Nursing, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Nursing Research, BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS, NURSES KNOWLEDGE, ARTICLES
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: to analyse research articles on pain and nursing issues using bibliometric and scientometric methodologies. Method: articles in the Web of Science database containing pain and nurse and pain and nursing were analyzed using scientometric methods through data visualization techniques and advanced text analytics. Result: among the 107,559 research articles found in the field of nursing, 3,976 of them were written based on the keywords pain and nursing, and were considered in conformity with the scope of this study. Preliminary analyses indicated that the publications have increased through the years with minor fluctuations. Titles, keywords, and abstracts were analyzed through text analytics to reveal keyword clusters and topic structures. Studies on oncology and pain in the field of nursing have a relatively higher frequency. Conclusion: the results of the analyses revealed the characteristics of the current literature in a broad range of areas by considering the particular dimensions. Therefore, the findings may support present and future research in this field by shedding light on the networks, trends, and contents in the related literature.