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Table 1 Sample MEDLINE search strategy

From: Workplace physical activity interventions and moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity levels among working-age women: a systematic review protocol

Search terms
Workplace terms
1 Workplace/(13603)
2 workplace*.tw. (24754)
3 worksite*.tw. (2512)
4 (work* adj (place* or site* or location* or setting*)).tw. (5663)
5 “place of work”.tw. (656)
6 (employer* or employee* or worker*).tw. (158577)
7 (office adj2 work*).tw. (1799)
8 Occupational Health Services/(9650)
9 Occupational Health/(25082)
10 or/1-9 (201628)
Physical activity terms
11 Motor Activity/(77808)
12 exp Exercise/(118458)
13 Physical Fitness/(21807)
14 “Physical Education and Training”/(11814)
15 exp Exercise Therapy/(29956)
16 Movement/(59273)
17 Bicycling/(7654)
18 Yoga/ (1506)
19 Accelerometry/(708)
20 (physical* adj (activit* or exercise* or fitness)).tw. (71697)
21 ((fitness or exercise) adj (class* or course* or program* or training)).tw. (17628)
22 (“aerobic exercis*” or aerobics).tw (5489)
23 (walk*.tw or run*.tw or bike.tw, bicycl*.tw).tw (81389)
24 yoga.tw. (2019)
25 (pedomet* or acceleromet*).tw. (8153)
26 ((moderate or high or vigorous) adj “intensity activit*”).tw (444)
27 (moderate-vigorous adj2 activit*).tw (166)
28 (“moderate to vigorous” adj2 activit*).tw (1852)
29 MVPA.tw. (1267)
30 or/11-29 (380469)
31 10 and 30 (5432)
Publication type terms
32 Intervention Studies/(6743)
33 intervention*.tw. (552005)
34 Program Evaluation/(45950)
35 evaluation studies/(194196)
36 Multicenter Study/(173099)
37 Observational Study/(2632)
38 (observational adj (study or studies)).tw. (45553)
39 Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic/(93384)
40 randomized controlled trial/(375396)
41 randomi?ed.tw. (377695)
42 exp Clinical Trials as Topic/(281076)
43 clinical trial/(488142)
44 controlled clinical trial/(88473)
45 (clinical adj trial*).tw. (216982)
46 case–control studies/(182562)
47 exp Cohort Studies/(1353453)
48 Meta-Analysis/(48552)
49 (meta-analysis or metaanalysis).tw. (54480)
50 “review”/(1882177)
51 systematic review.tw. (47622)
Combining search terms
52 or/32-51 (4551591)
53 31 and 52 (2403)