Korean J Fam Pract. 2018; 8(1): 93-99  https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2018.8.1.93
The Analysis of the Articles Published in Korean Journal of Family Practice
Jueun Cho, Hyunjin Cha, Eun-Jung Oh*, Hyuk-Jung Kweon, Ji Sun Lee, Ah-Leum Ahn, Jae-Min Park, Jae-Kyung Choi, Dong-Yung Cho
Department of Family Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Eun-Jung Oh
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Received: March 13, 2017; Revised: July 5, 2017; Accepted: July 26, 2017; Published online: February 20, 2018.
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Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the results of research and provide basic data regarding future directions by investigating the changes in the research topics and methods of the articles published in the Korean Journal of Family Practice (KJFP).
Methods: We conducted a formal classification (of original articles, case reports, reviews, etc.) and analyzed the methods used (data collection method, author) in 488 out of 511 articles published between April 2011 and December 2016.
Results: The number of original articles (405 articles, 83%) was the highest, and it increased rapidly after 2015. The most common research topics were “diseases” (193 items, 39.5%) followed by “disease prevention and health promotion” (137 articles, 28.1%) and “principles of family medicine” (78 articles, 16.1%). Among the “diseases,” diabetes (27 articles, 16.4%), metabolic syndrome (26 articles, 15.8%), and heart disease (24 articles, 14.5%) were the most common. The proportion of big data (37.1%) was the most common data collection method, a threefold increase from before 2015. Most of the article authors belonged to the family medicine department (92.8%).
Conclusion: The ratio of the cross-sectional study design with big data was high with regard to articles published in the KJFP. In the future, it will be necessary to investigate topics related to primary care through various research and data collection methods.
Keywords: Korean Journal of Family Practice; Research Topic; Research Design; Analysis
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