Aim: Maternal mortality rates represent an important indicator of global health. An essential factor
impacting maternal health during pregnancy is preeclampsia. The theses written on preeclampsia in
gynecology and obstetrics were evaluated within the scope of the study. This study aimed to reveal the
thematic development and knowledge structure of the theses published on preeclampsia. It aimed to
reveal the thematic development and knowledge structure of the theses published in this field.
Methods: Within the scope of this study, social network analysis was carried out based on the keywords
obtained from the theses prepared with the target of preeclampsia. Theses included in the study were
accessed via https://tez.yok.gov.tr/UlusalTezMerkezi/. The studies that include the phrase
"preeclampsia" in the title were selected for examination, and the keywords obtained from these studies
Results: The concept with the highest degree of centrality and betweenness centrality is "preeclampsia,"
as expected. Following the keyword "severe preeclampsia," the keywords "pregnancy." It is observed
that the betweenness centrality values of the "severe preeclampsia," "pregnancy," and "endocan"
keywords are high compared to the degree centrality values.
Conclusions: Through this study, researchers can design innovative topics and questions and
concentrate on subjects not often emphasized to develop more valuable research on preeclampsia.