A “First Look” on Frailty: A Scientometric Analysis

Elisa Pedroli, Pietro Cipresso, Silvia Serino, Desirèe Colombo, Michelle Semonella, Andrea Gaggioli, Giuseppe Riva

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Proceedings
EditorsPietro Cipresso, Justin T. Baker, Silvia Serino, Yuri Ostrovsky
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030010928
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2018 - Boston, United States
Duration: 9 Jan 201810 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2018.


  • Bibliometric
  • Cognitive frailty
  • Frailty
  • Scientometric


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