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Table 1 Medline search terms

From: Response to symptoms of stroke in the UK: a systematic review

Patient and public awareness of the symptoms of stroke/TIA
1. Stroke (mp) or CVA (exp) or TIA (mp) or ischaemic attack, transient or acute stroke (mp)
2. Knowledge (mp) or knowledge (exp) or health knowledge, attitudes, practice (exp)
3. Awareness (exp) or aware$ (mp)
4. 2 or 3
5. Symptom$ (mp) or 'signs and symptoms' (exp)
6. 1 and 4 and 5.
Patient and public response to the symptoms of stroke/TIA
7. Health seeking behaviour (mp) or patient acceptance of health care (exp) or health knowledge, attitudes, practice (exp)
8. Health service$ utlization (mp)
9. Patient delay (mp)
10. Health behaviour (exp) or health behaviour$ (mp)
11. 7 or 8 or 9 or 10
12. 1 and 11.
Beliefs and attitudes of patients and the public about diagnosis, early treatment and consequences of acute stroke/TIA
13. Attitude (mp) or attitude to health (exp) or attitude (exp)
14. Beliefs (mp) or culture (exp)
15. Public opinion (exp) or opinion$ (mp)
16. View$ (mp)
17. 13 or 14 or 15 or 16
18. Early diagnosis (exp) or oral, diagnosis (exp) or diagnosis(exp) or diagnosis (mp)
19. Time factors (exp) or early treatment (mp)
20. Consequences (mp)
21. Fatal outcome (exp) or outcome$(mp)
22. 18 or 19 or 20 or 21
23. 1 and 17 and 22