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Table 3 MEDLINE search strategy

From: Patient reported outcome measures for measuring dignity in palliative and end of life care: a scoping review

  Search term Number of hits
1. personhood/ 3271
2. humanism/ 2998
3. self concept/ 47,018
4. (dignity or dignified). ti,ab. 5091
5. (personhood o person-hood). ti, ab. 791
6. (self-worth or self-concept or self-esteem). ti, ab. 18,619
7. patient-centred care/ 12,034
8. (person adj (centred or centered or focused)).ti, ab. 1781
9. (patient adj (centred or centered or focused)).ti. ab 11,059
10. (client adj (centred or centered or focused)).ti, ab. 1108
11. (user adj (centred or centered or focused)).ti, ab. 526
12. ((whole person or holistic) adj2 (need$ or care or caring)).ti, ab. 1781
13. or/1–12 (88873) 88,873
14. Terminal Care/ 22,110
15. Hospice Care/ 4852
16. Palliative Care/ 42,211
17. “Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing”/ 131
18. Hospices/ 4440
19. Palliative Medicine/ 35
20. Terminally Ill/ 5562
21. end of life.ti,ab. 13,365
22. (end-stage$ or endstage$).ti, ab. 48,621
23. (life threatening or life limiting).ti, ab. 59,165
24. ((final or last) adj3 days).ti, ab. 10,417
25. (terminal$ adj3 (ill$ or stage$ or phase or prognosis or disease$ or cancer$)).ti, ab. 14,027
26. (terminal$ adj3 (care or caring or therap$ or treatment$ or intervention$)).ti, ab. 3908
27. (terminal$ adj2 patient$).ti, ab 5078
28. palliat$.ti, ab. 52,801
29. hospice$.ti, ab. 8971
30. dying.ti, ab. 26,751
31. or/14–30 241,674
32. 13 and 31 3374
33. (death adj2 (dignity or dignified)).ti, ab. 596
34. 32 or 33 3585