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Search Strategies for PsycINFO in Ovid Syntax



PsycINFO

PsycINFO strategies were derived using a 64-journal subset. To view the PsycINFO strategies, click on the relevant article category (therapy, review, qualitative).

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(review, qualitative)

Therapy - PsycINFO
Filter type

Ovid Filter

Sens / spec / prec / acc(%)
Maximizes sensitivity

control:.tw.
OR random:.tw.
OR exp treatment

98 / 52 / 7 / 54
Maximizes specificity

double-blind.tw.
OR random: assigned:.tw.

52 / 98 / 47 / 96
Best balance of sensitivity and specificity

double-blind.tw.
OR random: asigned.tw.
OR control.tw.

79 / 80 / 13 / 80

Top (therapy, qualitative)

Review - PsycINFO
Filter type

Ovid Filter

Sens / spec / prec / acc(%)
Maximizes sensitivity

risk:.tw.
OR search:.tw.
OR exp treatment

81 / 54 / 2 / 55
Maximizes specificity

meta-analysis.tw.
OR search:.tw.

52 / 98 / 20 / 98
Best balance of sensitivity and specificity

control:.tw.
OR effectiveness.tw.
OR risk:.tw.

66 / 65 / 2 / 65

Top (therapy, review)

Qualitative - PsycINFO
Filter type

Ovid Filter

Sens / spec / prec / acc(%)
Maximizes sensitivity

experience:.mp.
OR interview:.tw.
OR qualitative:.tw.

94 / 79 / 8 / 80
Maximizes specificity

qualitative:.tw.
OR themes.tw.

50 / 99 / 43 / 98
Best balance of sensitivity and specificity

experiences.tw.
OR interview:.tw.
OR qualitative.tw.

86 / 87 / 12 / 87