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Interventions to Improve the Quality of Life of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Global Mapping During 1990–2018

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Department of Internal Medicine, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Respiratory Center, Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Institute for Global Health Innovations, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam
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Faculty of Pharmacy, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam
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Faculty of Medicine, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam
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Center of Excellence in Evidence-based Medicine, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
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Institute for Health Innovation and Technology (iHealthtech), National University of Singapore, Singapore 119077, Singapore
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Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119228, Singapore
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Center of Excellence in Behavioral Medicine, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore 119074, Singapore
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(9), 3089; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093089
Received: 31 March 2020 / Revised: 24 April 2020 / Accepted: 24 April 2020 / Published: 29 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bibliometric Studies and Worldwide Research Trends on Global Health)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been considered a significant health challenge globally in recent years, which affects different aspects of the quality-of-life (QoL). A review was conducted of research output, research topics, and landscape to have a global view of the papers mentioning the interventions to increase QoL of patients with COPD. A total of 3242 research items from Web of Science during the period 1990–2018 were downloaded and analyzed. Analyses based on the different levels of data and methods using using VOSviewer software tool (version 1.16.15, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands) and Latent Dirichlet allocation. By exploring the trends in research productivity and topics, an increase was found in the number of papers mentioning non-pharmacological interventions as well as mental health illness and QoL among patients with COPD. In conclusion, the research on the interventions to increase the QoL of patients with COPD has attracted scientists globally. It is suggested that more research should be conducted on the effectiveness of non-pharmacological therapies to increase QoL of patients with COPD that can be applied broadly in the community. The collaboration and support from developed countries to developing countries are needed to increase the QoL of people living with COPD. View Full-Text
Keywords: scientometrics; content analysis; text mining; interventions; COPD; QoL scientometrics; content analysis; text mining; interventions; COPD; QoL
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Vu, G.V.; Ha, G.H.; Nguyen, C.T.; Vu, G.T.; Pham, H.Q.; Latkin, C.A.; Tran, B.X.; Ho, R.C.M.; Ho, C.S.H. Interventions to Improve the Quality of Life of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Global Mapping During 1990–2018. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3089. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093089

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Vu GV, Ha GH, Nguyen CT, Vu GT, Pham HQ, Latkin CA, Tran BX, Ho RCM, Ho CSH. Interventions to Improve the Quality of Life of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Global Mapping During 1990–2018. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(9):3089. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093089

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Vu, Giap V., Giang H. Ha, Cuong T. Nguyen, Giang T. Vu, Hai Q. Pham, Carl A. Latkin, Bach X. Tran, Roger C.M. Ho, and Cyrus S.H. Ho 2020. "Interventions to Improve the Quality of Life of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Global Mapping During 1990–2018" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 9: 3089. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093089

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