Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Boston, MA, USA, January 9–10, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

A “First Look” on Frailty: A Scientometric Analysis

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_3,
        author={Elisa Pedroli and Pietro Cipresso and Silvia Serino and Desir\'{e}e Colombo and Michelle Semonella and Andrea Gaggioli and Giuseppe Riva},
        title={A “First Look” on Frailty: A Scientometric Analysis},
        proceedings={Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018,  Boston, MA, USA, January 9--10, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MINDCARE},
        year={2018},
        month={10},
        keywords={Frailty Scientometric Bibliometric Cognitive frailty},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_3}
    }
    
  • Elisa Pedroli
    Pietro Cipresso
    Silvia Serino
    Desirèe Colombo
    Michelle Semonella
    Andrea Gaggioli
    Giuseppe Riva
    Year: 2018
    A “First Look” on Frailty: A Scientometric Analysis
    MINDCARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_3
Elisa Pedroli1,*, Pietro Cipresso,*, Silvia Serino,*, Desirèe Colombo,*, Michelle Semonella1,*, Andrea Gaggioli, Giuseppe Riva,*
  • 1: IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano
*Contact email: e.pedroli@auxologico.it, p.cipresso@auxologico.it, s.serino@auxologico.it, dcolombo@uji.es, semonellamichelle@gmail.com, giuseppe.riva@unicatt.it

Abstract

Frailty is a new and interesting concept that describes a preclinical condition in which elderly are more vulnerable and the possibility to develop pathologies increases. Often, the physical decline is related to cognitive impairments: Subjects in this situation are defined as cognitive frail patients. The literature connected to this syndrome is growing steadily and a bibliometric analysis is needed to better understand the evolution and the current state of the art. In this article, several domains are analyzed: Authors, categories, countries, institutions and journals. An interesting scenario emerged from the data: On the one hand, outcomes show a strong interest in understanding the real diffusion of this phenomenon using demographics and statistical methods. On the other hand, it emerged the increasing application of mathematical models to the study of medical phenomena.