Emerging Trends and Hotspots in Tai Chi Fall Prevention: Analysis and Visualization

Author: Jiesi Chen1, Xin Xue1, Jing Xu2, Jinshu Zeng1, Fei Xu1
Affiliation: <sup>1</sup> School of Physical Education, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 311121, China. <sup>2</sup> School of Physical Education, Nanjing Xiaozhuang University, Nanjing 211171, China.
Conference/Journal: Int J Environ Res Public Health
Date published: 2022 Jul 7
Other: Volume ID: 19 , Issue ID: 14 , Pages: 8326 , Special Notes: doi: 10.3390/ijerph19148326. , Word Count: 211

Recently, substantial studies have increased around the topic of the tai chi fall-prevention field. Few studies, however, have revealed the current progress and hotspots under a bibliometric analysis. Therefore, the present study aimed to conduct Citespace, a significant application for bibliometric analysis, to carry out the situation and trend in this field. This study has identified the core countries are the United States, China, Australia, and England, which are also the origins of the core institutions. Besides this, we also have found two large research groups led by Li and Sherrington. Moreover, the result has revealed that J Aging Phys Act and J Am Geriatr Soc are the primary journals. Geriatrics and gerontology, sport sciences, rehabilitation, and gerontology are the leading categories. Furthermore, one of the more important findings to come out in this study are that "elderly", "Parkinson's disease", "vestibular rehabilitation", "frail patient", and "community fall prevention" are the research hotspots. "Women", "proprioception", "cognitive impairment", "dementia", "osteoarthritis", and "stroke" are the potential research trend in the future. These findings suggest that the tai chi fall-prevention field has a broad research prospect. Although several questions remain uncertain currently, it is worthy for scholars to do further study.

Keywords: bibliometric; elderly; fall prevention; public health; tai chi; visualization analysis.

PMID: 35886172 DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19148326