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Table 2 Example database search strategies

From: Wheelchair interventions, services and provision for disabled children: a mixed-method systematic review and conceptual framework

Database Search strategy
CINAHL and MEDLINE Abstract only, 1997–2012 AB ( child* OR adolescen* OR young* OR teen* ) AND AB ( disab* OR physically impair* OR physical impair* OR handicap* OR dystroph* OR cerebral palsy OR spina bifida OR wheelchair* OR special needs OR amputee OR complex needs OR brain injury OR brain damage* ) AND AB ( wheelchair OR buggy OR mobility technolog* OR mobility aid OR powered wheelchair OR mobility equipment OR motorised OR mobility training OR wheelchair service OR electric scooter OR pushchair OR mobility NOT crutch* NOT prosthe*)
ASSIA 1997-2012 all(child* OR adolescen* OR young* OR teen*) AND all(disab* OR physically impair* OR physical impair* OR handicap* OR dystrophy* OR cerebral palsy OR spina bifida OR wheelchair* OR special needs OR amputee OR complex needs OR brain injury OR brain damage*) AND all(wheelchair OR buggy OR mobility technology* OR mobility aid OR powered wheelchair OR mobility equipment OR motorised OR mobility training OR wheelchair service OR electric scooter OR pushchair OR mobility) AND all(cost benefit OR cost utility OR cost effective* OR qaly OR quality-adjusted life year OR quality adjusted life year OR health economic* OR economic analys* OR cost minimisation OR health care cost* OR healthcare cost* OR social economic* OR social care economic*)
  1. *Indicates truncation of keywords.