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A Retrospective Literature Review of Eating Disorder Research (1990–2021): Application of Bibliometrics and Topical Trends

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Department of Food Nutrition, College of BioNano Technology, Gachon University, Seongnam 13120, Korea
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Department of Consumer Science, College of Commerce and Public Affairs, Incheon National University, Incheon 22012, Korea
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Academic Editors: Paul B. Tchounwou, Abdoulmohammad Gholamzadeh Chofreh, Abbas Mardani and Syed Abdul Rehman Khan
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(13), 7710; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19137710
Received: 4 April 2022 / Revised: 17 June 2022 / Accepted: 20 June 2022 / Published: 23 June 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Healthcare Circular Economy: Opportunities and Challenges)
Despite the growing importance of eating disorders in society and academic literature, only a few bibliometric review studies using bibliometric analysis were available. Hence, this study aimed to explore and uncover hidden research topics and patterns in articles in terms of eating disorders over the last 30 years. In total, 4111 articles on eating disorders were analyzed using bibliometrics, network analyses, and structural topic modeling as the basis of mixed methods. In addition to general statistics about the journal, several key research topics, such as eating disorder (ED) treatment, ED symptoms, factors triggering ED, family related factors, eating behaviors, and social factors, were found based on topic correlations. This study found the key research variables that are frequently studied with EDs, such as AN, BN, BED, and ARFID. This study may help clinicians comprehend important risk factors associated with EDs. Moreover, the findings about key ED research topics and their association can be helpful for future studies to construct a comprehensive ED research framework. To our knowledge, this is the first study to use topic modeling in an academic journal on EDs and examine the diversity in ED research over 30 years of published research. View Full-Text
Keywords: bibliometrics; eating disorder; big data; topic modeling; literature review bibliometrics; eating disorder; big data; topic modeling; literature review
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Park, E.; Kim, W.-H. A Retrospective Literature Review of Eating Disorder Research (1990–2021): Application of Bibliometrics and Topical Trends. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 7710. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19137710

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Park E, Kim W-H. A Retrospective Literature Review of Eating Disorder Research (1990–2021): Application of Bibliometrics and Topical Trends. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(13):7710. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19137710

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Park, Eunhye, and Woo-Hyuk Kim. 2022. "A Retrospective Literature Review of Eating Disorder Research (1990–2021): Application of Bibliometrics and Topical Trends" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 13: 7710. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19137710

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