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Table 1 List of databases and search terms utilised

From: The experience of living with chronic heart failure: a narrative review of qualitative studies

DATABASES (Between 1990 May 2008) LIST OF SEARCH TERMS (ab., ti., kw., hw.) SELECTION CRITERIA
CINAHL
MEDLINE
PsycINFO
The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
APAIS Health
Proquest Health
Wiley Interscience
PubMed
'Chronic heart failure' or 'congestive heart failure' or 'heart failure'
AND 'experience'
AND 'Qualitative', 'Interview', 'Phenomenology', 'Grounded Theory', 'Narrative', 'Ethnography' or 'Observation'
Inclusion Criteria:
Literature describing the experiences of people diagnosed with CHF:
1) people with CHF,
2) carers of people with CHF, and/or
3) health care professionals involved in caring for patients with CHF
   Exclusion criteria:
Editorials, commentaries, discussion papers and conference abstracts
Non-English paper
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