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Table 1 Search Strategy for Systematic Review.

From: Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise following hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: a systematic review of clinical trials

Source Searches and Search Terms Mar–Jul 2005 Hits* (number of new relevant records) 2005–April 2007 Hits* (number of new relevant records)
KA24:
AMED 1985 -
CINAHL 1982-
EMBASE 1974-
Kingsfund 1979-
MEDLINE 1966-
1. "hip" OR "knee" (whole document)
AND "replacement" OR "arthroplast$" (whole document)
AND "rehabilitation" AND "trial$" (whole document)
587 (25) 180 (0)
  2. "hip" OR "knee" (whole document)
AND "replacement" OR "arthroplast$" (whole document)
AND "rehabilitation" AND "trial$" (title)
118 (11) 1 (0)
  3. "hip" OR "knee" (whole document)
AND "replacement" OR "arthroplast$" (whole document)
AND "physiotherapy" AND "trial$" (title)
2 (0) 4 (0)
  4. "hip" OR "knee" (whole document)
AND "replacement" OR "arthroplast$" (whole document)
AND "physiotherapy" (title)
39 (0) 14 (0)
  5. "hip" OR "knee" (whole document)
AND "replacement" OR "arthroplast$" (whole document)
AND "physical therapy" (title)
43 (8) 15 (0)
  6. "hip" OR "knee" (whole document)
AND "replacement" OR "arthroplast$" (whole document)
AND "home programme" (title)
2 (0) 1 (0)
  7. "hip" OR "knee" (whole document)
AND "replacement" OR "arthroplast$" (whole document)
AND "home programme" (whole document)
22 (2) 27 (0)
  8. "hip" OR "knee" (whole document)
AND "replacement" OR "arthroplast$" (whole document)
AND "occupational therapy " (whole document)
35 (0) 3 (0)
  9. "hip" OR "knee" (whole document)
AND "occupational therapist$" (title)
0 (0) 3 (0)
Cochrane library:
Cochrane reviews
CCRCT DARE
1. Browsed by topic musculoskeletal
Search narrowed osteoarthritis
Search narrowed rehabilitation
9 11
  2. General search term "joint replacement" 80 18
PEDro physiotherapy evidence database 1. "joint replacement AND rehabilitation" 1 (0) 17 (0)
  2. "joint replacement" 5 (0) 45 (0)
Dept of Health National Research Register 1. "joint replacement AND rehabilitation" 0 19 (1)
  2. "joint replacement AND physiotherapy" 7 9 (0)
  3. "joint replacement AND exercise" 2 (0) 6 (0)
  4. "joint replacement AND physical therapy" 3 (0) 5 (0)
  5. "joint arthroplasty AND physiotherapy" 0 0
  6. "joint arthroplasty AND rehabilitation" 2 (1) 2 (0)
  7. "joint replacement AND occupational therapy" 5 (0) 5 (0)
Physiotherapy Key journal – Hand search of contents pages Nil new Nil new
Physical Therapy Key journal – Hand search of contents pages Nil new Nil new
JBJS [Br] Hand search of all conference proceedings 2 new 1
Reference lists Hand searching of papers included in the review 1 new.  
Totals   965 (50) 386 (2)
  1. * Numbers following use of removal of duplicates commands when available.