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Table 6 Database search formulas

From: Specific or general exercise strategy for subacromial impingement syndrome–does it matter? A systematic literature review and meta analysis

PEDro search formula
 #1) impingement
  Body part – upper arm, shoulder or shoulder girdle
  Method – trials
 #2) bursitis
  Body part – upper arm, shoulder or shoulder girdle
  Method – trials
 #3) tend@nitis
  Body part – upper arm, shoulder or shoulder girdle
  Method – trials
Web of science search formula
 Timespan = All Years, Search language= Auto
 #1) TS = shoulder OR TS = scapula* OR TS = subacromial
 #2) TS = impingement OR TS = bursitis OR TS = Tend*nitis
 #3) TS = rehabilitation OR TS = physiotherapy OR TS = physical therapy OR TS = exercise OR TS = training
 #4) #3 AND #2 AND #1
 #5) #3 AND #2 AND #1 Refined by: DOCUMENT TYPES: (CLINICAL TRIAL)
PubMed search formula
 #1) “Search ((Shoulder) OR Scapula) OR Subacromial”
 #2) “Search (((Impingement) OR Bursitis) OR Tendinitis) OR Tendonitis”
 #3) “Search ((((Rehabilitation) OR Physiotherapy) OR Physical therapy) OR Exercise) OR Training”
 #4) “Search (((((Shoulder) OR Scapula) OR Subacromial)) AND ((((Impingement) OR Bursitis) OR Tendinitis) OR Tendonitis)) AND (((((Rehabilitation) OR Physiotherapy) OR Physical therapy) OR Exercise) OR Training)”
 #5) “Search (((((Shoulder) OR Scapula) OR Subacromial)) AND ((((Impingement) OR Bursitis) OR Tendinitis) OR Tendonitis)) AND (((((Rehabilitation) OR Physiotherapy) OR Physical therapy) OR Exercise) OR Training) Filters: Clinical Trial”
Embase Search
 #1) ‘shoulder’/exp OR shoulder OR scapula OR ‘scapula’ OR ‘scapula’/exp OR subacromial
 #2) ‘shoulder impingement syndrome’/exp OR ‘shoulder impingement syndrome’ OR ‘impingement syndrome’/exp OR ‘impingement syndrome’ OR impingement OR brusitis OR ‘tendinitis’/exp OR tendinitis OR ‘tendonitis’/exp OR tendonitis
 #3) ‘rehabilitation’/exp OR rehabilitation OR ‘physiotherapy’/exp OR physiotherapy OR physical AND (‘therapy’/exp OR therapy) OR ‘exercise’/exp OR exercise OR ‘training’/exp OR training
 #4) #1 AND #2 AND #3
 #5) #4 AND (‘clinical trial’/de OR ‘randomized controlled trial’/de)
 #6) #4 AND (‘clinical trial’/exp OR ‘clinical trial’ OR ‘randomized controlled trial’/exp OR ‘randomized controlled trial’)
 #7) #4 AND (‘clinical trial’/exp OR ‘clinical trial’ OR ‘randomized controlled trial’/exp OR ‘randomized controlled trial’) AND ([controlled clinical trial]/lim OR [randomized controlled trial]/lim)
 #8) #4 AND (‘clinical trial’/exp OR ‘clinical trial’ OR ‘randomized controlled trial’/exp OR ‘randomized controlled trial’) AND ([controlled clinical trial]/lim OR [randomized controlled trial]/lim) AND [embase]/lim
Cochrane Library Search formula
 #1) shoulder or scapula or subacromial
 #2) impingement or bursitis or tendinitis or tendonitis
 #3) rehabilitation or physiotherapy or physical therapy or exercise or training
 #4) #1 and #2 and #3
 #5) MeSH descriptor: [Shoulder] explode all trees
 #6) MeSH descriptor: [Scapula] explode all trees
 #7) MeSH descriptor: [Shoulder Impingement Syndrome] explode all trees
 #8) MeSH descriptor: [Bursitis] explode all trees
 #9) MeSH descriptor: [Tendinopathy] explode all trees
 #10) MeSH descriptor: [Rehabilitation] explode all trees
 #11) MeSH descriptor: [Physical Therapy Modalities] explode all trees
 #12) MeSH descriptor: [Exercise] explode all trees
 #13) MeSH descriptor: [Motor Activity] explode all trees
 #14) MeSH descriptor: [Physical Education and Training] explode all trees
 #15) #5 or #6
 #16) #7 or #8 or #9
 #17) #10 or #11 or #12 or #13 or #14
 #18) #15 and #16 and #17
 #19) #18 or #4
 #20) #18 or #4 in Trials