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Table 1 A sample search strategy utilized for the present review (EMBASE)

From: Screen-viewing among preschoolers in childcare: a systematic review

 # Searches  Results
1 preschool child/ 514746
2 preschool*.mp. 521258
3 “early years”.mp. 3276
4 “early childhood”.mp. 22013
5 “preschool-aged children”.mp. 1006
6 “inactivity”.mp. 12005
7 “sedentary activity”.mp. 381
8 “sedentary lifestyle”.mp. or exp sedentary lifestyle/ 5478
9 “physical inactivity”.mp. 4922
10 “sitting”.mp. or exp sitting/ 26772
11 “movement”.mp. or exp “movement (physiology)”/ 438846
12 “inaction”.mp. 557
13 “inactiveness”.mp. 19
14 “exercise”.mp. or exp exercise/ 339685
15 “physical activity”.mp. or exp physical activity/ 258688
16 motor activity.mp. or exp motor activity/ 376722
17 “physical fitness”.mp. or exp fitness/ 30887
18 “screen-viewing”.mp. 46
19 “screen viewing“.mp. 46
20 “tv“.mp. 11694
21 “television”.mp. or exp television/ 21878
22 “video games”.mp. or exp recreation/ 41745
23 exp computer/ or “computer”.mp. 1057438
24 “mobile phone”.mp. or exp mobile phone/ 7109
25 “cell phone”.mp. 1084
26 “PDA”.mp. 8288
27 “smartboards”.mp. 0
28 “screen-media”.mp. 40
29 “screen media”.mp. 40
30 “computer games”.mp. 572
31 “tablets”.mp. 43489
32 “computer tablets”.mp. 8
33 “iPad”.mp. 505
34 “iPod”.mp. 251
35 “MP3 players”.mp. or exp MP3 player/ 148
36 “electronic games”.mp. 94
37 “movies”.mp. 2308
38 “DVD”.mp. 1398
39 “smartphones”.mp. 362
40 “internet”.mp. or exp Internet/ 83349
41 “multiscreen viewing”.mp. 2
42 “multi-screen viewing”.mp. 2
43 exp television viewing/ 1160
44 “wii”.mp. 506
45 “videocassette”.mp. 76
46 “videotape”.mp. or exp videotape/ 6009
47 “screen-based entertainment”.mp. 8
48 “screen based entertainment”.mp. 8
49 “media entertainment”.mp. 9
50 “visual entertainment”.mp. 1
51 “viewing habits”.mp. 88
52 “nintendo DS”.mp. 9
53 “interactive media”.mp. 124
54 “handheld media”.mp. 1
55 “handheld computer”.mp. 224
56 “gameboy”.mp. 5
57 exp technology/ or “technology”.mp. 345294
58 18 or 19 or 20 or 21 or 22 or 23 or 24 or 25 or 26 or 27 or 28 or 29 or 30 or 31 or 32 or 33 or 34 or 35 or 36 or 37 or 38 or 39 or 40 or 41 or 42 or 43 or 44 or 45 or 46 or 47 or 48 or 49 or 50 or 51 or 52 or 53 or 54 or 55 or 56 or 57 1536268
59 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 or 11 or 12 or 13 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17 1193663
60 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 539762
61 58 and 59 and 60 2156
62 “active gaming”.mp. 12
63 “active games”.mp. 37
64 “childcare”.mp. or exp child care/ 50827
65 “child care”.mp. 33633
66 “daycare”.mp. or exp day care/ 10037
67 “day care”.mp. 12935
68 “nursery school”.mp. or exp nursery school/ 1982
69 “nurseries”.mp. 2514
70 18 or 19 or 20 or 21 or 22 or 23 or 24 or 25 or 26 or 27 or 28 or 29 or 30 or 32 or 33 or 34 or 35 or 36 or 37 or 38 or 39 or 40 or 41 or 42 or 43 or 44 or 45 or 46 or 47 or 48 or 49 or 50 or 51 or 52 or 53 or 54 or 55 or 56 or 62 or 63 1200783
71 64 or 65 or 66 or 67 or 68 or 69 68560
72 59 and 60 and 70 and 71 131
  1. Note. The asterix symbol (*) was used as a Boolean Operator (specially, a wildcard) to search for all variations of a particular word.