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Search Strategies for CINAHL in Ovid Syntax



CINAHL

CINAHL strategies were derived using a 75-journal subset. To view the CINAHL strategies, click on the relevant article category (therapy, prognosis, review, qualitative, causation [etiology]).


(prognosis, reviews, qualitative, causation (etiology))

Therapy - CINAHL
Strategy type

Ovid Strategy

Sens / spec / prec / acc(%)
1 term
high sensitivity
exp study design
94 / 63 / 14 / 65
1 term
high specificity
clinical trial.pt.
83 / 98 / 67 / 97
1 term
min difference
exp diagnosis
66 / 66 / 11 / 66
2 or more terms
high sensitivity

exp prognosis
OR exp study design
OR random:.mp.

99 / 58 / 3 / 61
2 or more terms
high specificity

double-blind studies.sh.
OR random: assignment.mp.

52 / 99 / 69 / 96
2 or more terms
min difference

randomized.tw.
OR treatment outcomes.sh.
OR clinical trial.pt.

92 / 92 / 41 / 92

Top (therapy, reviews, qualitative, causation (etiology))

Prognosis - CINAHL
Strategy type

Ovid Strategy

Sens / spec / prec / acc(%)
1 term
high sensitivity
exp study design
78 / 60 / 1 / 60
1 term
high specificity
prospective stud:.mp.
51 / 85 / 2 / 85
1 term
min difference
exp economics
51 / 60 / 1 / 60
2 or more terms
high sensitivity

exp study design
OR diagnos:.mp.
OR outcome.mp.

92 / 50 / 1 / 50
2 or more terms
high specificity

prognos:.tw.
OR prospective studies.sh.

57 / 86 / 2 / 86
2 or more terms
min difference

diagnos:.tw.
OR exp outcomes (health care)
OR prospective studies.sh.

73 / 73 / 2 / 72

Top (therapy, prognosis, qualitative, causation (etiology))

Review - CINAHL
Strategy type

Ovid Strategy

Sens / spec / prec / acc(%)
1 term
high sensitivity
meta analy:.mp.
47 / 100 / 62 / 99
1 term
high specificity
meta analysis.sh.
43 / 100 / 63 / 99
1 term
min difference
exp economics
40 / 60 / 2 / 60
2 or more terms
high sensitivity

meta analy:.mp.
OR review.pt.
OR systematic review.pt.

91 / 95 / 23 / 95
2 or more terms
high specificity

meta analys:.tw.
OR systematic review.tw.

55 / 100 / 66 / 99
2 or more terms
min difference

confidence intervals.sh.
OR dt.fs.
OR review.pt. .

76 / 77 / 5 / 77

Top (therapy, prognosis, reviews, causation (etiology))

Qualitative - CINAHL
Strategy type

Ovid Strategy

Sens / spec / prec / acc(%)
1 term
high sensitivity
exp interviews
85 / 93 / 28 / 92
1 term
high specificity
audiorecording.sh.
55 / 99 / 71 / 98
1 term
min difference
exp study design.
68 / 61 / 6 / 61
2 or more terms
high sensitivity

exp study design
OR exp attitude
OR exp interviews

99 / 54 / 7 / 56
2 or more terms
high specificity

grounded theory.sh.
OR thematic analysis.mp.

99 / 54 / 7 / 56
2 or more terms
min difference

interview.tw.
OR audiorecording.sh.
OR qualitative stud:.mp.

94 / 94 / 36 / 94

Top (therapy, prognosis, reviews, qualitative)

Causation (Etiology) - CINAHL
Strategy type

Ovid Strategy

Sens / spec / prec / acc(%)
1 term
high sensitivity
exp study design
82 / 60 / 2 / 61
1 term
high specificity
confidence intervals.sh.
58 / 87 / 5 / 87
1 term
min difference

funding source.sh.

74 / 64 / 2 / 64
2 or more terms
high sensitivity

exp nonexperimental studies
OR confidence intervals.sh.
OR funding source.sh.

97 / 52 / 2 / 53
2 or more terms
high specificity

exp survival analysis
OR relative risk.mp.

53 / 95 / 11 / 95
2 or more terms
min difference

confidence interval:.mp.
OR mortalit:.mp.
OR risk factor:.mp.

80 / 80 / 5 / 80