Document Type : Research Article
This study aimed to conduct a bibliometric analysis of published studies on the association between breast cancer survivors and psychosocial wellbeing from the period of 2011 to 2020 November. The study also aimed to determine publication patterns based on countries, institutions and to identify recent trends for the research on psychosocial wellbeing with breast cancer.
Methods: Published records on the psychosocial wellbeing of breast cancer survivors between 2011 and 2020 were identified from the Web of Science (WoS) database. Bibliometric analysis including country, institutions, word analysis, most importantly, Document Co-Citation Analysis (DCA) and integrative mapping were generated using CiteSpace software.
Results: As on 27th November 2020, 2395, published articles were identified. The United States (990; 41.336%) and the University of California System (117) was the most productive country and institution on this domain. Author Mitchell, AJ has the largest citation count (44), whereas, Author Hagedoorn, M as the top on citation burst (12.44). Based on document co-citation analysis (DCA), 'self-reported distress' as the largest cluster and 'cancer recurrence' as the second largest and the mean year of 2016, representing recent trends on this knowledge domain. Further, the keyword 'psychiatric disorder' ranked as the first for research developments with the highest citation burst (6.33).
Conclusions: The bibliometric analysis of this study concludes that various trendsetting clusters were identified through the research of document co-citation. The significant clusters, such as distinct trajectories of psychological distress, fear of recurrence, caregiving experience and screening on psychological wellbeing, would tend to help to the researchers for working with new directional research on this field.