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Table 1 Sample MEDLINE search strategy

From: Intrapersonal, social and physical environmental determinants of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in working-age women: a systematic review protocol

  Search terms
Outcome terms
 1 Exp exercise/
 2 (moderate adj2 vigorous).tw.
 3 MVPA.tw.
 4 Physical* activit*.tw.
 5 Exp sports/
 6 Dancing/
 7 Motor activity/
 8 Physical fitness/
 9 Aerobics.tw.
 10 ((moderate or vigorous or aerobic) adj2 exercise*).tw.
 11 ((moderate or vigorous or aerobic) adj2 activit*).tw.
 12 Running.tw.
 13 (cycling or biking).tw.
 14 Swimming.tw.
 15 Walking.tw.
 16 (physical* adj (fit* or train* or exercise*)).tw.
 17 “high intensit*” adj2 (exercise* or activit*).tw.
 18 or/1-17
Physical environment terms
 19 Environment design/
 20 Residence characteristics/
 21 Poverty areas/
 22 Built environment*.tw.
 23 (walkable or walkability).tw.
 24 (active adj (travel* or transportation or commut*)).tw.
 25 ((walking or pedestrian or cycling or bicycle or bike) adj (trail* or path* or route* or lane* or infrastructure)).tw.
 26 ((road or street) adj connectivity).tw.
 27 (community adj2 (feature* or characteristic*)).tw.
 28 Community design.tw.
 29 Neighbo?rhood*.tw.
 30 Sidewalk*.tw.
 31 Green space.tw.
 32 Parks.tw.
 33 Public facilities/
 34 Fitness centers/
 35 ((sport* or recreation* or exercise) adj facilit*).tw.
 36 (“land use” adj2 mix*).tw.
 37 (environment* adj (factor* or correlate* or determinant*)).tw.
 38 Weather/
 39 Weather.tw.
 40 (gym or gyms).tw.
 41 ((fitness or recreation*) adj (centre* or center*)).tw.
 42 or/19-41
Social environment terms
 43 Social environment/
 44 Community networks/
 45 Crime/
 46 ((safe* or unsafe) adj2 neighbo?rhood*).tw.
 47 Social support/
 48 Exp socioeconomic factors/
 49 Culture/
 50 Cultural characteristics/
 51 (social* adj (capital or support* or influence* or environment* or connect* or correlate* or factor*)).tw.
 52 (socioeconomic or socio-economic).tw.
 53 (sociodemographic* or socio-demographic*).tw.
 54 (cultural adj (factor* or correlate* or influence*)).tw.
 55 Exp socioeconomic factors/
 56 Public policy/
 57 Health policy/
 58 or/43-57
Intrapersonal terms
 59 Self efficacy/
 60 Motivation/
 61 Health status/
 62 Attitude to health/
 63 Health knowledge, attitudes, practice/
 64 Health behaviour/
 65 Self efficacy.tw.
 66 Motivation.tw.
 67 or/59-66
 68 42 or 58 or 67
 69 18 and 68
Population and study design limits
 70 Child/not exp adult/
 71 Adolescent/not exp adult/
 72 70 not 71
 73 73 not 72
 74 Exp aged/not adult/
 75 74 not 75
 76 Wom?n*.tw.
 77 Exp women/
 78 Female*.tw.
 79 Female/
 80 Womens health/
 81 or/77-81
 82 76 and 82
 83 Exp animals/not humans/
 84 83 not 84
 85 Epidemiologic studies/
 86 Exp cohort studies/
 87 (follow up adj (study or studies)).tw.
 88 (observational adj (study or studies)).tw.
 89 Longitudinal.tw.
 90 Cohort analy$.tw.
 91 (cohort adj (study or studies)).tw.
 92 Or/70-91
 93 69 and 92