The Impact of Physical Activity to the Child’s Quality of Life: A Synthetic Review
9 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2018
Date Written: October 17, 2018
The application of bibliometrics in healthcare research should be extensive; however, at present it is still an under-researched area. In our study we used a novel bibliometric technique called bibliometric mapping to visualize the published research regarding the influence of physical activity to children’s quality of life. The research was visualized in the form of both chronological and cluster science landscapes. Science landscapes, contrary to conventional reviews, capture the relationships between multiple topics and concepts, enabling the generation of “synthetic reviews”. Evolutionarily, three distinct research phases appeared, namely research on influence of physical activity on various chronic non-communicable diseases; research on quality of life and childhood diseases related to physical activity; and outcome-related research. The research consists of six main topics: asthmatic child and exercising, blood diseases, health-related quality of life, obesity and chronic diseases, childhood obesity and behavior, and depression and health outcomes.
Keywords: Physical Activity, Health Related Quality of Life, Bibliometric Mapping, Scientific Landscape
JEL Classification: I10
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