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Table 1 Literature search terms by database

From: Barriers to the use of reminder/recall interventions for immunizations: a systematic review

Search Engine^ Search Terms (MeSH and Keywords)~ Number of citations
MEDLINE (exp immunization OR exp immunization program OR vaccin$ OR immun$) 631
AND
(exp appointments and schedules OR exp reminder systems OR exp parental notification OR guideline adherence OR alert$ OR reminder$ OR notification$ OR recall$ OR appointment$)
AND
(exp attitude OR barrier$ OR challeng$ OR obstacle$ OR adopt$ OR attitude$ OR behaviour$)
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) (exp immunization OR exp immunization programs OR or vaccin*) 233
AND
(exp appointment and scheduling information systems OR exp appointments and schedules OR exp reminder systems or exp parental notification OR exp guideline adherence OR alert* OR reminder* OR notification* OR recall* OR appointment*)
OR
(exp barrier* OR challeng* OR obstacle* OR adopt* OR attitude* OR behaviour*)
Academic Search Premier (ASP) (exp immunization OR exp immunization programs OR or vaccin*) 178
AND
(exp appointment and scheduling information systems OR exp appointments and schedules OR exp reminder systems or exp parental notification OR exp guideline adherence OR alert* OR reminder* OR notification* OR recall* OR appointment*)
OR
(exp barrier* OR challeng* OR obstacle* OR adopt* OR attitude* OR behaviour*)
PsychINFO (exp immunization OR exp immunization programs OR or vaccin*) 18
AND
(exp appointment and scheduling information systems OR exp appointments and schedules OR exp reminder systems or exp parental notification OR exp guideline adherence OR alert* OR reminder* OR notification* OR recall* OR appointment*)
OR
(exp barrier* OR challeng* OR obstacle* OR adopt* OR attitude* OR behaviour*)
PubMed (exp immunization OR exp immunization programs OR exp vaccination OR immuni* OR vaccin*) 877
AND
(exp appointments and schedules OR exp reminder systems OR exp parental notification OR exp guideline adherence OR alert* OR reminder* OR notification* OR recall* OR appointment*)
AND
(barrier* OR challeng* OR obstacle* OR adopt* OR exp attitude OR attitude OR behaviour)
EMBASE (exp immunization/ OR immunization program OR exp vaccination/OR vaccin$ OR immuni$) 1291
AND
(exp reminder system/ OR exp parental notification/ OR guideline adher* OR appointment* OR schedul* OR remind* OR alert$ OR notif$ OR recall$ OR information technology OR exp information system/)
AND
(barrier* OR challeng* OR obstacle* OR adopt* OR attitud* OR behavio#r OR utili#ation* OR utili*)
TOTAL: 3227
  1. This table describes the databases and search terms used in the systematic review, to identify articles on barriers to the use of reminder/recall interventions.
  2. ^Searches restricted to articles published between January 1990 and July 2011, and in English.
  3. ~exp = expanded search term.