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Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis$

Julia H. Littell, Jacqueline Corcoran, and Vijayan Pillai

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326543

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326543.001.0001

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(p.154) Appendix D: Sample Search Strategy

(p.154) Appendix D: Sample Search Strategy

Source:
Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
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Oxford University Press

Source: Macdonald, G. M., Higgins, J. P. T., & Ramchandani, P. (2006). Cognitive-behavioural interventions for children who have been sexually abused. In Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4. Also available at http://www.campbellcollaboration.org/doc-pdf/B9804CAMPBELLFINAL.PDF.

The following electronic databases were searched:

Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) to Issue 3, 2005

MEDLINE: 1966 to November 2005

EMBASE: 1980 to November 2005

CINAHL: 1982 to November 2005

PsycINFO: 1887 to week 4 November 2005

LILACS: 1982 to 2005

SIGLE: 1980 to 2005

The full search strategies for all databases appear below. Appropriate trials filters were added to each strategy where necessary.

(p.155) CENTRAL, published on the Cochrane Library, was searched to Issue 3, 2005, using the following terms:

  1. #1. MeSH descriptor CHILD ABUSE explode trees 1, 2, and 3

  2. #2. (CHILD* in All Text near/6 ABUSE* in All Text)

  3. #3. (SEX* in All Text near/6 ABUSE* in All Text)

  4. #4. MeSH descriptor INCEST explode tree 1

  5. #5. INCEST* in All Text

  6. #6. (SEX* in All Text near/6 OFFENC* in All Text)

  7. #7. (SEX* in All Text near/6 CHILD* in All Text)

  8. #8. (SEX* in All Text near/6 OFFENS* in All Text)

  9. #9. (((((((#1 or #2) or #3) or #4) or #5) or #6) or #7) or #8)

  10. #10. MeSH descriptor CHILD explode tree 1

  11. #11. CHILD* in All Text

  12. #12. INFANT* in All Text

  13. #13. TEENAGE* in All Text

  14. #14. ADOLESCEN* in All Text

  15. #15. PRESCHOOL* in All Text

  16. #16. PRE-SCHOOL* in All Text

  17. #17. BABY in All Text

  18. #18. BABIES in All Text

  19. #19. ((((((((#10 or #11) or #12) or #13) or #14) or #15) or #16) or #17) or #18)

  20. #20. (#19 and #9)

  21. #21. MeSH descriptor PSYCHOTHERAPY explode tree 1

  22. #22. PSYCHOTHERAP* in All Text

  23. #23. THERAP* in All Text

  24. #24. ((#21 or #22) or #23)

  25. #25. (#20 and #24)

MEDLINE 1966 to November 2005

  1. 1 child abuse/ or child abuse, sexual/

  2. 2 (child$ adj5 abuse$).tw.

  3. 3 (sex$ adj5 abuse$).tw.

  4. (p.156)
  5. 4 Incest/

  6. 5 incest$.tw.

  7. 6 (sex$ adj5 offenc$).tw.)

  8. 7 (sex$ adj5 child$).tw.

  9. 8 (sex$ adj5 offens$).tw.

  10. 9 or/1-8

  11. 10 adolescent/ or child/ or child, preschool/ or infant/

  12. 11 (child$ or infant$ or teenage$ or adolescen$ or preschool$ or pre-school$ or baby or babies). tw.

  13. 12 or/10-11)

  14. 13 Cognitive Therapy/

  15. 14 psychotherap$.tw.

  16. 15 therap$.tw.

  17. (p.157)
  18. 16 or/13-15

  19. 17 9 and 12 and 16

CINAHL 1982 to November 2005

  1. 1 (child$ adj5 abuse$).tw.

  2. 2 (sex$ adj5 abuse$).tw.

  3. 3 incest$.tw.

  4. 4 (sex$ adj5 offenc$).tw.

  5. 5 (sex$ adj5 child$).tw.

  6. 6 (sex$ adj5 offens$).tw.

  7. 7 INCEST/

  8. 8 child abuse/ or child abuse, sexual/

  9. 9 or/1-8

  10. 10 adolescence/ or exp child/

  11. 11 (child$ or infant$ or teenage$ or adolescen$ or preschool$ or pre-school$ or baby or babies) .tw.

  12. 12 or/10-11

  13. 13 COGNITIVE THERAPY/

  14. 14 psychotherap$.tw.

  15. 15 therap$.tw.

  16. 16 or/13-15

  17. 17 9 and 12 and 16

EMBASE 1980 to November 2005

  1. 1 (child$ adj5 abuse$).tw.

  2. 2 (sex$ adj5 abuse$).tw.

  3. 3 incest$.tw.

  4. 4 (sex$ adj5 offenc$).tw.

  5. 5 (sex$ adj5 child$).tw.

  6. 6 (sex$ adj5 offens$).tw.

  7. 7 incest/

  8. 8 Child Abuse/

  9. 9 or/1-8

  10. 10 Child/

  11. 11 adolescent/ or infant/

  12. 12 (child$ or infant$ teenage$ or adolescen$ or preschool$ or pre-school$ or baby or babies).tw.

  13. 13 or/10-12

  14. 14 psychotherapy/

  15. 15 psychotherap$.tw.

  16. 16 therap$.tw.

  17. 17 or/14-16

  18. 18 9 and 13 and 17

PsycINFO 1887 to Week 4 November 2005

  1. #1 (“Child-Abuse” in MJ,MN)

  2. #2 ((child* near abuse*) or (sex* near abuse*))

  3. #3 (“Incest-” in MJ,MN)

  4. #4 ((incest*) or (sex* near offenc*) or (sex* near child*))

  5. #5 (sex* near offens*)

  6. #6 ((sex* near offens*) or ((incest*) or (sex* near offenc*) or (sex* near child*)) or (“Incest-” in MJ,MN) or ((child* near abuse*) or (sex* near abuse*)) or (“Child-Abuse” in MJ,MN))

  7. (p.158)
  8. #7 ((child*) or (infant*) or (teenage*))

  9. #8 ((adolescen*) or (preschool*) or (pre-school*))

  10. #9 ((baby) or (babies))

  11. #10 (((baby) or (babies)) or ((adolescen*) or (preschool*) or (preschool*)) or ((child*) or (infant*) or (teenage*)))

  12. #11 (“Cognitive-Behavior-Therapy” in MJ,MN)

  13. #12 psychotherap*

  14. #13 therap*

  15. #14 ((therap*) or (psychotherap*) or (“Cognitive-Behavior-Therapy” in MJ,MN))

  16. #15 ((therap*) or (psychotherap*) or (“Cognitive-Behavior-Therapy” in MJ,MN)) and (((baby)or(babies)) or ((adolescen*) or (preschool*) or (pre-school*)) or ((child*) or (infant*) or (teenage*))) and ((sex* near offens*) or ((incest*) or (sex* near offenc*) or (sex* near child*)) or (“Incest-” in MJ,MN) or ((child* near abuse*) or (sex* near abuse*)) or (“Child-Abuse” in MJ,MN))

SIGLE 1980 to November 2005

  1. #1 (child* near abuse*) or (sex* near abuse*) or (incest*)

  2. #2 (sex* near offenc*) or (sex* near child*) or (sex* near offens*)

  3. #3 ((sex* near offenc*) or (sex* near child*) or (sex* near offens*)) or ((child* near abuse*) or (sex* near abuse*) or (incest*))

  4. #4 (child*) or (infant*) or (teenage*)

  5. #5 (adolescen*) or (preschool*) or (pre-school*)

  6. #6 (baby) or (babies)

  7. #7 ((adolescen*) or (preschool*) or (pre-school*)) or ((child*) or (infant*) or (teenage*)) or ((baby) or (babies))

  8. #8 (psychotherap*) or (therap*)

  9. #9 (((sex* near offenc*) or (sex* near child*) or (sex* near offens*)) or ((child* near abuse*) or (sex* near abuse*) or (incest*))) and ((psychotherap*) or (therap*)) and (((adolescen*) or (preschool*) or (pre-school*)) or ((child*) or (infant*) or (teenage*)) or ((baby) or (babies)))

(p.159) LILACS 1982 to November 2005

((child$ abuse$) OR (sex$ abuse$) OR (incest$) or (sex$ offen$) OR (sex$ child$)) [Words] and ((therap$) OR (psychotherap$) OR (cog-nitiv$))

References in previous reviews and studies were also checked. Authors and known experts were contacted to identify any additional or unpublished data. Efforts were made to establish contacts in countries in which English is not the dominant language.