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Table 1 Literature search in the Medline database

From: The clinimetric qualities of patient-assessed instruments for measuring chronic ankle instability: A systematic review

#27 Search #18 AND #26 257$
#26 Search #19 OR #20 OR #21 OR #22 OR #23 OR #24 OR #25 989004
#25 Search outcome [TIAB] 245359
#24 Search score [TIAB] 94893
#23 Search self-assessment [TIAB] 2896
#22 Search self-report [TIAB] 11048
#21 Search measure* [TIAB] 158645
#20 Search questionnaire [TIAB] 95367
#19 Search "Questionnaires"[MeSH] OR "Weights and Measures"[MeSH] OR "Outcome Assessment"(Health Care)"[MeSH] OR "Treatment Outcome"[MeSH] 466731
#18 Search #4 AND #10 AND #17 895
#17 Search #11 OR #12 OR #13 OR #14 OR #15 OR #16 1429234
#16 Search multiple [TIAB] 357243
#15 Search repetitive [TIAB] 27785
#14 Search functional* [TIAB] 425161
#13 Search recurren* [TIAB] 194753
#12 Search chronic* [TIAB] 473604
#11 Search "Recurrence"[MeSH] 100803
#10 Search #5 OR #6 OR #7 OR #8 OR #9 83178
#9 Search inversion [TIAB] 13941
#8 Search instability [TIAB] 34623
#7 Search sprain* [TIAB] 2071
#6 Search unstable [TIAB] 31862
#5 Search "Sprains and Strains"[MeSH:NoExp] OR "Joint Instability"[MeSH] 9501
#4 Search #1 OR #2 OR #3 19963
#3 Search ankle* [TIAB] 17290
#2 Search "Lateral Ligament, Ankle"[MeSH] 136
#1 Search "Ankle Joint"[MeSH] 5761
  1. * = abbreviation, Mesh = Medical Subject Heading; [TIAB] = key word in title or abstract; $ = final number of hits.