Cemalettin Durgun

Department of General Surgery, Memorial Dicle Hastanesi, Diyarbakır, Turkey

Keywords: General surgery, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, thesis.


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine bibliographically the theses on laparoscopic cholecystectomy in our country and to provide the researchers with a perspective on the elimination of the deficiencies in this field.

Materials and methods: Content analysis and descriptive analysis methods, which are among qualitative research methods, were used in the study. The study group conducted research in the field of general surgery in Turkey until December 31, 2020, with the keyword “laparoscopic cholecystectomy” indexed in the National Thesis Center database of the Council of Higher Education (CoHE). A thesis review form was created to analyze theses with digital copies that can be accessed after a list of theses was created. The thesis supervisor, institution, research method, data analysis techniques, advisor titles, working group, and research subjects, as well as the year the theses were published, were all examined.

Results: The research included 45 theses. It was determined that most theses were recorded between 1995 and 2000. Thirty-two of them (71.1%) were made in universities. The institution with the most theses on this subject was GATA/Haydarpaşa Training Hospital. There were 32 prospective and 39 clinical trials. Only two of the studies were randomized, while the other two were experimental.

Conclusion: It was determined that the majority of the theses were about clinical research and operation results, but there were very few experimental and randomized controlled studies, and no animal experiments were found. It can be concluded that studies on this subject, which is one of the most common general surgery operations, are needed.

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