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Table 1 Search strategy (PECOT) and search terms

From: The effectiveness of land based exercise compared to decompressive surgery in the management of lumbar spinal-canal stenosis: a systematic review

  Definition Search terms
Population Adults with degenerative LSS lumbar stenosis or spinal stenosis or canal stenosis or vertebral stenosis
Exposure Land based exercise programs exercise or non-operative management or conservative management or therapeutic exercise or physiotherap* or physical therap* or flexibility or range of movement or range of motion or stretching or aerobic exercise
Comparator Decompressive surgery surgery or surgical or laminectomy or decompression or operative management or operation
Outcome Patient reported functional outcome measure for low back pain As described in the study
Timeframe Follow-up within 2-years of intervention As described in the study