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Table 1 Sample search Terms and Search Strategy

From: Characteristics of therapeutic alliance in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice: a scoping review of the literature

Therapeutic Alliance Adherence Rehabilitation Musculoskeletal Diseases (MSK)
Key words Key words Key words Key words
[1] Therapeutic alliance (MeSH exploded not focused) (keyword) [12] Adherence (MeSH exploded not focused) (keyword) [22] Rehabilitation (explode not focused) (keyword) [29] Musculoskeletal diseases (MESH exploded not focuses) (keyword)
[2] Patient therapist relationship [13] Adherea (keyword) [23] Physiotherapya [30] MSK (keyword)
[14] compliance [24] Physical therapya [31] List diseases if you like
[3] Working alliance [15] behaviour [25] Exercise Combine 29 or 30 or….. ➔ 31
[4] Therapeutic relationship [16] behavior [26] Exercise therapy
[17] concordance Combine 22 or 23 or 24 or 25 or 26 ➔ 27 aCombine 28 and 31
[5] Collaboration Combine 12 or 13 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17 ➔ 18 aAdd limitations (Inception to May, 2015, Adults aged 18 and above, humans, English Language, real patient and therapists)
[6] Helping alliance 28. Combine 21 and 27
[7] Patient acceptance of health care (descriptors) 19. Combine 11 and 18
20. Adherence – MeSH + Group 2 MeSH
[8] Attitude
[9] Bond 21. Combine 19 or 20
[10] Collaboration
Combine 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10➔ 11
  1. aThis was substituted with occupational therapy or vocational rehabilitation in a separate search