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A Protocol for a Systematic Review

Frances Whitaker, the research Officer for the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Commission for Values-based CAHMS has developed a protocol for a systematic review for Values-based CAHMS

This can be viewed at and search on registration number CRD42015019437

A Brief Search Filter

Mila Petrova’s Brief Search Filter for retrieving values-related literature from Medline is:

  1. Attitude* (tw)
  2. Perceptions (tw)
  3. Qualitative (tw)
  4. Coping (tw)
  5. Counseling (tw)
  6. Cultural (tw)
  7. Ethics (tw)
  8. Experiences (tw)
  9. Interviews (tw)
  10. Perceived (tw)
  11. Personal (tw)
  12. Professionals (tw)
  13. QOL (tw) OR Quality of Life (mh)
  14. Relations (tw)
  15. Respondents (tw)
  16. Satisfaction (tw)
  17. Staff (tw)
  18. Well-being (tw)
  19. Adaptation, Psychological (mh)
  20. Nurse’s Role (mh)
  21. Social Support (mh)
  22. OR/1-21

Published as Box 3, Brief high precision search filter for scoping searches for publications on health-related values in Medline, in:

Petrova M1, Sutcliffe P, Fulford KW, Dale J.
Search terms and a validated brief search filter to retrieve publications on health-related values in Medline: a word frequency analysis study.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012 May-Jun;19(3):479-88. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000243. Epub 2011 Aug 16.

Petrova’s paper, which is available on line as an open access publication, gives full details of how the search filter was derived and how it should be used.

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