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Table 1 Sample search strategy

From: Treatment non-adherence in pediatric long-term medical conditions: systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies of caregivers’ views

   Medline (Ovid) Embase (Ovid) Cinahl PsycInfo
   1996 to Dec 2011 1996 to Dec 2011   
1 Patient compliance/or patient compliance.mp [mp=title, abstract, cas registry/ec number word, mesh subject heading 29572 67481 10966 687
2 Adherence.mp 48282 59237 2057 3897
3 Qualitative$.mp 80103 97242 35739 60138
4 1 or 2 70065 112359   3901
5 5 and 6 1672 2132 494 208
6 Limit 5 – all child (0 to 18 years) 331 152 86 24
  1. Notes:
  2. Multiple searches of the electronic databases were carried out – this is just one example. Other search strategies included using ‘concordance’ as a key word.
  3. Searches such as the one above were then carried out in combination with common long-term conditions in children, such as asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and juvenile arthritis, sickle cell anaemia, bowel disease.