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Table 2 Sample MEDLINE search strategy terms

From: The effectiveness of workplace interventions to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviour in adults: protocol for a systematic review

Workplace terms
1. Workplace/
2. Work/
3. Employment/
4. ((company or companies or human resource* or business*) adj3 (work* or staff or personnel or culture* or organi?ation*1 or environment* or sociocultural or policy or policies or climate* or infrastructure* or design* or layout* or scheme*or program*)).ti,ab.
5. ((factory or factories or office*) adj3 (work* or staff or personnel or culture* or organi?ation*1 or environment* or sociocultural or policy or policies or climate* or infrastructure* or design* or layout* or scheme* or program*)).ti,ab.
6. (“small and medium enterpri?e*” or SMEs or SME).ti,ab.
7. (worker* or workplace* or worksite* or staff or colleagues).ti,ab.
8. (employee* or employer*).ti,ab.
9. (work place* or work site* or work location* or work setting*).ti,ab.
10. ((job* or employment) adj2 (place* or site* or location* or Setting* or personnel)).ti,ab.
11. Occupational health services/
12. 1 OR 2 OR 3 OR 4 OR 5 OR 6 OR 7 OR 8 OR 9 OR 10 OR 11
Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour terms
13. exp Sports/
14. (running or jogging or dance* or dancing or ballet or badminton or tennis or swim* or racquet sport* or squash or pilates or spinning class* or step* class* or yoga or yogalates or gym*1 or gymnasia or football or rugby or netball or cricket or bowling or tai chi).ti,ab.
15. (physical* adj3 (fit* or activit*3 or inactiv*3 or training or exercise* or sport*)).ti,ab.
16. (aerobics or sedentary or fitness).ti,ab.
17. (aerobic* adj3 (activit* or exercise*)).ti,ab.
18. ((climb* or us* or walk*) adj2 stair*).ti,ab.
19. “active at work”.ti,ab.
20. (shower* adj3 (provi* or access* or facilit* or availabl*)).ti,ab.
21. ((us* or tak*) adj1 (public transport* or bus*2 or train*1 or tram*)).ti,ab.
22. (walk* or bik* or cycling or bicycling or bicycle* or commut*). ti,ab.
23. ((subsid* or voucher*) adj5 (gym* or sport* or leisur* or swim* or exercis* or public transport* or bus*2 or train*1 or tram*)).ti,ab.
24. (leisure pass* or active travel*).ti,ab.
25. Sedentary
26. Sedentary Behaviour
27. Sitting
28. Screen time, computer-use, TV viewing
29. 13 OR 14 OR 15 OR 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
Combining search terms
12 AND 29