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Table 1 Search terms for the systematic review of the literature in MEDLINE

From: Effects of self-management education programmes on self-efficacy for osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials

#1 “Knee” [MeSH Terms] OR “knee” [All Fields] OR “knee joint“[MeSH Terms] OR “knee joint“[All Fields]
#2 “Osteoarthritis” [MeSH Terms] OR “osteoarthritis” [All Fields] OR “pain” [MeSH Terms] OR “pain” [All Fields]
#3 #1 AND #2
#4 “Patient Education as Topic” [MeSH Terms]
#5 (“patients” [MeSH Terms] OR “patients” [All Fields] OR “patient” [All Fields]) AND (“education” [MeSH Terms] OR “education” [All Fields])
#6 “health education“[MeSH Terms] OR “health education“[All Fields] OR ((“health” [MeSH Terms] OR “health” [All Fields]) AND (“education” [MeSH Terms] OR “education” [All Fields]))
#7 #4 OR #5 OR #6
#8 “randomized controlled trial“[Publication Type] OR “randomized controlled trial“[TIAB] OR “randomised controlled trial“[TIAB] OR “RCT”[TIAB]
#9 #3 AND #7 AND #8