What is it about?

Scientific output in the Southeast Asia (SEA) on the topic of dementia is postulated to be low in quality and quantity. It is also speculated that certain socioeconomic variables and measures of disease burden for dementia may play a significant role in driving the research output of a particular country.

Featured Image

Why is it important?

This study aimed to determine the research impact of published journal articles on dementia in SEA and its association with country-level socioeconomic factors and measures of disease burden for dementia. Our findings showed that research productivity in SEA on dementia has substantially increased in recent years.


Considering the rising significance of research in a country’s economic growth, many countries now improve on research publications and move towards knowledge-based economy. We hope this article will emphasize the importance of research as it is dedicated to the evaluation of scientific productivity. This may provide a useful benchmark to drive essential recommendations to policymakers, funding agencies and other stakeholders in planning future policies and research in dementia with the ultimate aim of improving overall clinical outcomes. As research priorities are identified, proper allocation of funds can be done to reduce the overall burden of dementia on patients, their families and society.

Marie Charmaine Sy
University of the Philippines System

Read the Original

This page is a summary of: Dementia Research Productivity and Associations with Socioeconomic Factors and Burden of Disease in Southeast Asia, Journal of Alzheimer s Disease, June 2020, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/jad-200355.
You can read the full text:



The following have contributed to this page