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Table 1 Cochrane Library search strategy

From: Physical activity for the prevention and treatment of major chronic disease: an overview of systematic reviews

Id Criteria
#1 MeSH descriptor: [Exercise] explode all trees
#2 MeSH descriptor: [Exercise Therapy] explode all trees
#3 MeSH descriptor: [Motor Activity] explode all trees
#4 MeSH descriptor: [Sports] explode all trees
#5 MeSH descriptor: [Recreation] explode all trees
#6 MeSH descriptor: [Dancing] explode all trees
#7 “exercise”:ti,ab,kw
#8 “physical activity” or “motor activity”:ti,ab,kw
#9 ((physical or resistance or strength) near training):ti,ab,kw
#10 training:ti
#11 sport*:ti,ab,kw
#12 walk or walking or bicycle* or cycling or run or jog or running or jogging:ti,ab,kw
#13 athlet* or basketball or cricket or dance or dancing or football* or hockey or netball or rugby or ski or skiing or soccer or swim* or volleyball:ti,ab,kw
#14 “physical education” or “physical training” or “physical fitness”:ti,ab,kw
#15 #1 or #2 or #3 or #4 or #5 or #6 or #7 or #8 or #9 or #10 or #11 or #12 or #13 or #14
#16 MeSH descriptor: [Cardiovascular Diseases] explode all trees
#17 MeSH descriptor: [Heart Diseases] explode all trees
#18 MeSH descriptor: [Vascular Diseases] explode all trees
#19 MeSH descriptor: [Diabetes Mellitus] explode all trees
#20 MeSH descriptor: [Renal Insufficiency, Chronic] explode all trees
#21 MeSH descriptor: [Neoplasms by Site] explode all trees
#22 MeSH descriptor: [Neoplasms] explode all trees
#23 MeSH descriptor: [Lung Diseases, Obstructive] explode all trees
#24 MeSH descriptor: [Arthritis, Rheumatoid] explode all trees
#25 MeSH descriptor: [Osteoporosis] explode all trees
#26 cardiovascular or cardio-vascular or cvd:ti
#27 ((cardiovascular or cardio-vascular) near disease*):ti,ab,kw
#28 ((cardiovascular or cardio-vascular) near (event* or outcome* or risk*)):ti,ab,kw (Word variations have been searched)
#29 coronary or heart or chd or myocardial:ti (Word variations have been searched)
#30 ((coronary or heart) near disease*):ti,ab,kw
#31 ((coronary or heart) near (event* or outcome* or risk*)):ti,ab,kw
#32 (ischaemic or ischemic or ischaemia or ischemia):ti (Word variations have been searched)
#33 ((ischaemic or ischemic or ischaemia or ischemia) near disease*):ti,ab,kw
#34 ((ischaemic or ischemic or ischaemia or ischemia) near (event* or outcome* or risk*)):ti,ab,kw
#35 myocardial infarct*:ti,ab,kw
#36 vascular:ti (Word variations have been searched)
#37 vascular near disease*:ti,ab,kw
#38 (vascular near (event* or outcome* or risk*)):ti,ab,kw
#39 stroke:ti,ab,kw
#40 atherosclero* or arteriosclero*:ti,ab,kw
#41 “peripheral artery” or “peripheral arterial”:ti,ab,kw
#42 “heart failure”:ti,ab,kw
#43 thrombo* or embolism or embolus or PE or DVT:ti,ab,kw
#44 hypertens* or anti-hypertens* or antihypertens*:ti,ab,kw
#45 diabet*:ti,ab,kw
#46 rheumat* or arthritis:ti,ab,kw
#47 osteoporosis:ti,ab,kw
#48 MeSH descriptor: [Overweight] explode all trees
#49 obes* or overweight:ti,ab,kw
#50 neoplas* or cancer* or carcinoma* or tumor* or tumour*:ti,ab,kw
#51 ((kidney or renal) near (disease* or failure or insufficiency)):ti,ab,kw
#52 MeSH descriptor: [Hypertension] explode all trees
#53 MeSH descriptor: [Blood Pressure] explode all trees
#54 MeSH descriptor: [Mental Disorders] this term only
#55 MeSH descriptor: [Depressive Disorder] explode all trees
#56 MeSH descriptor: [Depression] explode all trees
#57 depress*:ti,ab,kw (Word variations have been searched)
#58 ((mental* or mood) near/3 (ill* or disorder* or health)):ti (Word variations have been searched)
#59 MeSH descriptor: [Dementia] explode all trees
#60 dementia* or alzheimer*:ti,ab,kw (Word variations have been searched)
#61 #16 or #17 or #18 or #19 or #20 or #21 or #22 or #23 or #24 or #25 or #26 or #27 or #28 or #29 or #30 or #31 or #32 or #33 or #34 or #35 or #36 or #37 or #38 or #39 or #40 or #41 or #42 or #43 or #44 or #45 or #46 or #47 or #48 or #49 or #50 or #51 or #52 or #53 or #54 or #55 or #56 or #57 or #58 or #59 or #60
#62 #15 and #61
#63 MeSH descriptor: [Heart Diseases] explode all trees and with qualifiers: [Rehabilitation - RH]
#64 MeSH descriptor: [Vascular Diseases] explode all trees and with qualifiers: [Rehabilitation - RH]
#65 #62 or #63 or #64
  1. MeSH, medical subject heading.