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Table 1 Ovid MEDLINE(R) 1946 to April Week 3 2012 search strategy

From: A systematic review of interactive multimedia interventions to promote children’s communication with health professionals: implications for communicating with overweight children

1. (appointment$ OR consultation$).tw,kf 49. exp Attitude to Health.sh (includes Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice/, Patient Acceptance of Health Care/)
2. Health Communication.sh 50. Self Efficacy.sh
3. (health ADJ3 communicat$).tw,kf 51. (self ADJ efficacy).tw,kf
4. OR/ 1-3 52. (health ADJ competence).tw,kf
5. (e-communicat$ OR ecommunicat$).tw,kf 53. Health Behavior.sh
6. (e-health OR ehealth).tw,kf 54. ((health ADJ behavi*r$) OR (chang$ ADJ3 behavi*r$) OR (behavi*r$ ADJ3 change$)).tw,kf
7. electronic$.tw,kf 55. exp Self Care.sh (includes Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring/, Self Administration/ and Self Medication/)
8. virtual.tw,kf 56. (self ADJ manag$).tw,kf
9. Virtual Reality.sh 57. exp Patient Satisfaction.sh (includes Patient Preference/)
10. (virtual ADJ reality).tw,kf 58. OR/ 39-57
11. (Hypermedia OR Multimedia).sh,tw,kf 59. Randomized Controlled Trial.sh
12. animation.tw,kf 60. Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic.sh
13. ((information ADJ technolog$) OR IT).tw,kf 61. (randomized controlled trial).pt
14. (Decision Making, Computer-Assisted OR Therapy, Computer-Assisted).sh 62. (controlled clinical trial).pt
15. (computer ADJ (assisted OR based OR mediated)).tw,kf 63. Random Allocation.sh
16. (Computers OR Computers, Handheld).sh 64. Double-blind Method.sh
17. (computer$ OR (hand ADJ held ADJ3 computer$) OR (handheld ADJ3 computer$)).tw,kf 65. Single-blind Method.sh
18. (mobile ADJ communic$).tw,kf 66. OR/ 59-65
19. ((personal ADJ digital ADJ assistant) OR pda$ OR (pocket ADJ pc) OR (pocket ADJ computer$)).tw,kf 67. Animals.sh NOT Humans.sh
20. ipad$.tw,kf 68. 66 NOT 67
21. Internet.sh,tw,kf 69. (clinical trial).pt
22. World Wide Web.sh 70. exp Clinical Trial.sh (includes Clinical Trial, Phase I/, Clinical Trial, Phase II/, Clinical Trial, Phase III/, Clinical Trial, Phase IV/, Controlled Clinical Trial/, Multicenter Study/ and Randomized Controlled Trial/)
23. ((world ADJ wide ADJ web) OR www OR website$ OR (web-site$) OR (web ADJ based) OR (web-based) OR webbased).tw,kf 71. Case-Control Studies.sh
24. Online Systems.sh 72. (clin$ ADJ25 trial$).tw,kf
25. (online OR on-line OR portal).tw,kf 73. ((single OR double OR triple OR treble) ADJ25 mask$).tw,kf
26. Compact Disks.sh OR CD-I.sh OR CD-ROM.sh 74. Placebos.sh
27. ((cd ADJ rom$) OR cd-rom$ OR cdrom$).tw,kf 75. (placebo$ OR random$).tw,kf
28. Software.sh,tw,kf 76. Research Design.sh
29. (interactive ADJ3 (technolog$ OR application$ OR program$) OR ITA).tw,kf 77. OR/ 69-76
30. Video Games.sh 78. 77 NOT 67
31. ((video OR computer) ADJ game$).tw,kf 79. 78 NOT 68
32. (wii OR nintendo).tw,kf 80. (Comparative Study OR Evaluation Studies OR Follow-Up Studies OR Prospective Studies).sh
33. OR/ 5-32 81. (control$ OR prospectiv$ OR volunteer$).tw,kf
34. Pediatrics.sh 82. intervention$.tw,kf
35. (p*ediatric OR p*ediatrics).tw,kf 83. OR/ 80-82
36. Child.sh,tw,kf 84. 83 NOT 67
37. (children OR childhood).tw,kf 85. 84 NOT (68 OR 79)
38. OR/ 34-37 86. 68 OR 79 OR 85
39. (Diet OR Diet Therapy OR Nutrition Therapy).sh 87. 4 AND 33 AND 38 AND 58 AND 86
40. (diet$ OR nutrition$).tw,kf 88. limit 87 to yr=1990-2012
41. (Health Education OR Patient Education as Topic).sh 89. exp Schools.sh (includes Schools Medical/, Schools Nursery/ and Universities/)
42. (health ADJ education).tw,kf 90. Vocational Education.sh
43. Health Promotion.sh 91. 88 NOT (89 OR 90)
44. ((health ADJ promotion) OR (promot$ ADJ health)).tw,kf  
45. Patient Participation.sh  
46. exp Patient Compliance.sh (includes Medication Adherence/)  
47. Motivation.sh  
48. motivat$.tw,kf