Evolution of the Autism Literature and the Influence of Parents: A Scientific Mapping in Web of Science
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AuthorCarmona Serrano, Noemí; Moreno Guerrero, Antonio José; Marín Marín, José Antonio; López Belmonte, Jesús
AutismParent-based interventionBibliometric analysisScientific mappingSciMATWeb of Science
Carmona-Serrano, N.; Moreno-Guerrero, A.-J.; Marín-Marín, J.-A.; López-Belmonte, J. Evolution of the Autism Literature and the Influence of Parents: A Scientific Mapping in Web of Science. Brain Sci. 2021, 11, 74. [https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11010074]
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Parents interventions are relevant to address autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The objective of this study is to analyze the importance and evolution of ASD and its relationship with the parents (ASD-PAR) in the publications indexed in Web of Science. For this, a bibliometric methodology has been used, based on a scientific mapping of the reported documents. We have worked with an analysis unit of 1381 documents. The results show that the beginnings of scientific production date back to 1971. There are two clearly differentiated moments in scientific production. A first moment (1971–2004), where the production volume is low. A second moment (2005–2019), where the volume of production increases considerably. Therefore, it can be said that the subject began to be relevant for the scientific community from 2005 to the present. The keyword match rate between set periods marks a high level of match between periods. It is concluded that the main focus of the research on ASD-PAR is on the stress that is generated in families with children with ASD, in addition to the family problems that the fact that these children also have behavior problems can cause.