Mapping the knowledge structure of research on patient adherence: Knowledge domain visualization based co-word analysis and social network analysis

Juan Zhang, Jun Xie, Wanli Hou, Xiaochen Tu, Jing Xu, Fujian Song, Zhihong Wang, Zuxun Lu

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Patient adherence is an important issue for health service providers and health researchers. However, the knowledge structure of diverse research on treatment adherence is unclear. This study used co-word analysis and social network analysis techniques to analyze research literature on adherence, and to show their knowledge structure and evolution over time.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere34497
JournalPLoS One
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2012


  • Bibliometrics
  • Biomedical Research
  • HIV
  • HIV Infections
  • Humans
  • Knowledge
  • Patient Compliance
  • Research Design
  • Social Support

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