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Table 1 Example search for the CINAHL database to identify quality of life literature for people with dysvascular partial foot and transtibial amputation

From: Describing the outcomes of dysvascular partial foot amputation and how these compare to transtibial amputation: a systematic review protocol for the development of shared decision making resources

Search Field code Search term(s)
1. MH “Amputation”
2. MH “Amputees”
3. TI, AB, SU (amput* AND (major OR lowerlimb* OR “lower limb”* OR “lower extremit*” OR “limb loss” OR LEA OR LLA))
4. TI, AB, SU (amput* AND (transtibial OR “trans tibial” OR belowknee OR “below knee” OR (below W2 knee) OR TTA OR BKA))
5. TI, AB, SU (amput* AND (minor OR “partial foot” OR Chopart* OR Lisfranc* OR tarsometatarsal OR transmetatarsal OR midtarsal OR “mid tarsal” OR midfoot OR “mid foot” OR ray OR phalangeal OR metatarsophalangeal OR toe* OR transtarsal OR “trans tarsal” OR TMT OR TMA OR MTP OR PFA))
6.   1 OR 2 OR 3 OR 4 OR 5
7. TI, AB, SU SF 36 OR SF36 OR “Medical Outcome* Study Short Form*” OR “Medical Outcome* Study Short-Form*” OR “MOS SF 36” OR “MOS SF36” OR “Sickness Impact Profile*” OR “SIP” ((“Trinity Amputation and Prosthe* Experience”) W1 (Survey OR Scale*)) OR TAPES OR “Prosthe* Evaluation Questionnaire” OR PEQ OR “WHO QOL BREF” OR “WHO QOLBREF” OR “WHOQOLBREF” OR ((WHO OR “World Health Organi#ation”) W1 (“Quality of Life BREF” OR “Quality of Life Scale”)) OR “RAND36” OR “RAND 36” OR “Orthotic*and Prosthetic* User* Survey” OR OPUS OR ((“Health Related”) W1 “Quality of Life”) OR HRQOL OR “Life Satisfaction Questionnaire* 9” OR “LiSat 9” OR “Satisfaction With Life Scale” OR SWLS OR “Quality of Well Being” OR QWB* OR “Quality of Life Index” OR QLI OR “EuroQOL*” OR “Euro QOL” OR EQ5D OR “EQ 5D” OR “Assessment of Quality of Life” OR AQoL OR (Orthotic* W2 “prosthetic* user* survey”) OR “Attitude to Artificial Limb* Questionnaire” OR AALQ
8   6 AND 7
9.   Limit 8 to English language
10.   Limit 9 to publication date: 01.01.2000 to 31.12.2015
11.   Limit 10 to peer reviewed, academic journals
  1. Field codes: MH exact major and minor subject headings (MeSH, National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings), TI title, AB abstract, SU subject