Illness perception: A bibliometric study

Singh, Arti and Rejeb, Abderahman (2024) Illness perception: A bibliometric study. Heliyon, 10 (11). ISSN 2405-8440

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Illness perception is a crucial area of study that has seen significant growth and development over the years. This study conducts a comprehensive bibliometric and network analysis of illness perception research, capturing its evolution from 1975 to 2023. Utilizing 1813 publications from the Scopus database, authored by 5428 researchers, we identify key scholars and influential articles in the field. Our analysis includes various bibliometric networks such as citation, co-citation, collaboration, and keyword co-occurrence networks, along with the presentation of intellectual structure maps. Major research areas include the role of illness perception in mental health conditions like depression, coping mechanisms, quality of life, and chronic illnesses like diabetes, as well as the influence of lay beliefs on health behaviors, and the impact of illness beliefs on conditions like Myocardial Infarction and stroke. The results show a growing academic interest in understanding how illness perceptions shape healthcare outcomes and behaviors

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Bibliometric analysis | Illness perception | Depression | Chronic illness
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Psychology > General Psychology
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 25 May 2024 16:09
Last Modified: 25 May 2024 16:09
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