Scientometric Study on Non-communicable Diseases in Iran: A Review Article

  • Niloofar PEYKARI Iranian Non Communicable Diseases Committee (INCDC), Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
  • Hassan HASHEMI Iranian Non Communicable Diseases Committee (INCDC), Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
  • Gholamreza ASGHARI Food and Drug Organization, INCDC, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammadhadi AYAZI Social Health Deputy, INCDC, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
  • Ghasem JANBABAEI Curative Affairs Deputy, INCDC, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
  • Reza MALEKZADEH Research and Technology Deputy, INCDC, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
  • Alireza RAEISI Public Health Deputy, INCDC, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
  • Ali SADROLSADAT Development Deputy, Management, and Resources, INCDC, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohsen ASADI-LARI International Affairs, INCDC, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
  • Aliasghar FARSHAD Occupational Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Farshad FARZADFAR Non Communicable Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mostafa GHANEI Chemical Injuries Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Ali Akbar HAGHDOOST Planning and Coordination Deputy, INCDC, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
  • Ramin HESHMAT Chronic Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Hamidreza JAMSHIDI Dept. of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Afshin OSTOVAR Osteoporosis Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Amirhossein TAKIAN Health Equity Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Bagher LARIJANI Iranian Non Communicable Diseases Committee (INCDC), Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Non-communicable diseases, Scientometry, Iran

Abstract

Background: Non-Communicable disease (NCDs) is a killer of people that needs to urgent actions across the world. Scientific evidence is the critical arm for effective interventions. Therefore, we aimed to quantify the trend of four main NCDs’ scientific publication in a 17-yr period, and reflect international collaboration.Methods: This scientometric study on four main NCDs; cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases were carried out through the narrative review in international databases of Scopus from 2000 to 2016. In this way, the number of articles, citations, and international collaboration were assessed, and the frequently used terms on non-communicable diseases were mapped by VOSviewer software.Results: Over the 17 years, 25827 articles about four main NCDs by Iran indexed in Scopus have increasing trend steadily. However, chronic obstructive respiratory publications have slow trend. The number of articles, citations, and h index of cancer-related publications was higher than the others. Diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic respiratory diseases scientometrics indicators state in next positions, respectively. The most collaborative country was USA in the four areas, and there was not seen region countries’ collaboration in top ten levels. The frequently used terms in NCDs’ articles in order were diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and breast cancer.Conclusion: Iran provides appropriate face of cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases publications in the mirror of NCDs’ scientometry. However, there is need for more effort in chronic respiratory diseases researches, and strengthen collaboration with regional countries. 

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2018-07-16
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PEYKARI N, HASHEMI H, ASGHARI G, AYAZI M, JANBABAEI G, MALEKZADEH R, RAEISI A, SADROLSADAT A, ASADI-LARI M, FARSHAD A, FARZADFAR F, GHANEI M, HAGHDOOST AA, HESHMAT R, JAMSHIDI H, OSTOVAR A, TAKIAN A, LARIJANI B. Scientometric Study on Non-communicable Diseases in Iran: A Review Article. IJPH. 47(7):936-43.
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