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Table 1 MEDLINE systematic review search strategy

From: Interventions to reduce dependency in bathing in community dwelling older adults: a systematic review

 1. older adults/
 2. elderly/
 3. aged/
 4. (older$ adj1 (person$ or adult$)).tw.
 5. (elderly$ adj2 (adult$ or person$)).tw.
 6. 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5
 7. baths/
 8. shower$.tw.
 9. (bath$ adj3 (independ$ or depend$ or disab$)).tw.
 10. 7 or 8 or 9
 11. 6 and 10
 12. randomized controlled trial.pt.
 13. controlled clinical trial.pt.
 14. (control$ adj2 trial).tw.
 15. intervention study/
 16. experiment$.tw.
 17. (time adj1 series).tw.
 18. (pre test or pretest or posttest or post test).tw.
 19. random allocation/
 20. intervention?.tw.
 21. evaluation studies/
 22. comparative study.pt.
 23. 12 or 13 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17 or 18 or 19 or 20 or 21 or 22
 24. 11 and 23
 25. nursing home/
 26. 24 not 25
 27. radon/
 28. 26 not 27
 29. limit to adults