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Reporting of non-communicable disease research in low- and middle-income countries: a pilot bibliometric analysis.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Hofman, K; Ryce, A; Prudhomme, W; Kotzin, S
Published in: J Med Libr Assoc
October 2006

OBJECTIVE: The paper identifies the relative amount of research devoted to non-communicable disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). DESIGN: A bibliometric analysis of a subset of journals published in LMICs was performed. MEASUREMENTS: Seventy-six peer-reviewed journals focused on general medicine or public health published in 46 LMICs and indexed from 1998 to 2003 in MEDLINE. A total of 24 journals were selected, 4 journals from each of 6 LMIC regions. Searches were refined using 18 non-communicable disease topics with 7,012 articles identified for analysis. RESULTS: More than 40% of articles in LMIC regions focused on non-communicable disease research. The percentage was highest in Eastern Europe/Central Asia (47%) and lowest in Latin America (36%). The percentage of articles published in Sub-Saharan Africa (38%) did not differ significantly from that of Latin America or South Asia. Cardiovascular disease and cancer led the list of the top ten most-indexed published topics by region. CONCLUSIONS: Even in regions rampant with infectious diseases, some capability exists to conduct research on non-communicable diseases. Greater attention should be paid to the conduct and support of such research in LMICs, which will benefit these countries and may yield clues to lower-cost solutions to the burden of these diseases worldwide.

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Published In

J Med Libr Assoc

EISSN

1558-9439

Publication Date

October 2006

Volume

94

Issue

4

Start / End Page

415 / 420

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Research
  • Pilot Projects
  • Periodicals as Topic
  • Information & Library Sciences
  • Humans
  • Global Health
  • Developing Countries
  • Chronic Disease
  • Bibliometrics
  • 4610 Library and information studies
 

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Hofman, K., Ryce, A., Prudhomme, W., & Kotzin, S. (2006). Reporting of non-communicable disease research in low- and middle-income countries: a pilot bibliometric analysis. J Med Libr Assoc, 94(4), 415–420.
Hofman, Karen, Andrea Ryce, Wendy Prudhomme, and Sheldon Kotzin. “Reporting of non-communicable disease research in low- and middle-income countries: a pilot bibliometric analysis.J Med Libr Assoc 94, no. 4 (October 2006): 415–20.
Hofman K, Ryce A, Prudhomme W, Kotzin S. Reporting of non-communicable disease research in low- and middle-income countries: a pilot bibliometric analysis. J Med Libr Assoc. 2006 Oct;94(4):415–20.
Hofman, Karen, et al. “Reporting of non-communicable disease research in low- and middle-income countries: a pilot bibliometric analysis.J Med Libr Assoc, vol. 94, no. 4, Oct. 2006, pp. 415–20.
Hofman K, Ryce A, Prudhomme W, Kotzin S. Reporting of non-communicable disease research in low- and middle-income countries: a pilot bibliometric analysis. J Med Libr Assoc. 2006 Oct;94(4):415–420.

Published In

J Med Libr Assoc

EISSN

1558-9439

Publication Date

October 2006

Volume

94

Issue

4

Start / End Page

415 / 420

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Research
  • Pilot Projects
  • Periodicals as Topic
  • Information & Library Sciences
  • Humans
  • Global Health
  • Developing Countries
  • Chronic Disease
  • Bibliometrics
  • 4610 Library and information studies