Psychologıcal Bırth Trauma: A Bıblıometrıc Analysıs of Hıghly Cıted Artıcles

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  • Hacer Yalniz Dilcen Department of Midwifery, School of Health, Bartın University
  • Hande Yesilbas ResearchAssistant,Department of Nursing Management, Faculty of Nursing, Akdeniz University
  • Filiz Kantek Department of Nursing Management, Faculty of Nursing, Akdeniz University



Psychological birth trauma, childbirth trauma, citation, Bibliometric Analysis


Aim: Psychological birth trauma has negative psychological effects on the mother during pregnancy and postpartum period. The purpose of this study is to determine the basic properties of 100 studies on psychological birth trauma on the Web of Science database with the most citations by using the bibliometric analysis method.

Methods: A retrospective bibliometric analysis was used. The data were obtained from the Web of Science database. The top 100 studies with the highest numbers of citations were included in the study.

Results: The 100 studies with the highest numbers of citations were published in the period of 1997-2018 in 53 different journals. It was further reported that the Birth Issues in Perinatal Care was the most productive journal, and the USA was the most productive country. The studies with the highest numbers of citations were on an evidence level of IV. The most commonly used keywords were “Post traumatic stress disorder”, ‘‘childbirth’’, “trauma”, “postpartum”, “anxiety”, “depression”, “pregnancy”, “stress” and “mother”.

Conclusion: The issue of Psychological birth trauma is a growing and active area of study. It is seen that there is a need for studies with high evidence levels on PBT. It may be recommended for future studies to focus on interventions to reduce the Psychological birth trauma experiences of women.


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How to Cite

Yalniz Dilcen, H., Yesilbas, H., & Kantek, F. (2022). Psychologıcal Bırth Trauma: A Bıblıometrıc Analysıs of Hıghly Cıted Artıcles. GEVHER NESIBE JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, 7(20), 52–70.