National physical activity recommendations for older Australians: Discussion Document

Appendix 3 - Search strategies employed

The National Ageing Research Institute was commissioned by The Department of Health and Ageing to review the evidence and develop physical activity recommendations for older people.

Page last updated: 01 February 2011

The following strategy employed was used to search MEDLINE and was modified for use in other databases:

  1. physical activity.mp. or *Motor Activity/ 35649
  2. exertion.mp.
  3. physical fitness.mp.
  4. "physical education and training".mp.
  5. sports.mp. or *Sports Medicine
  6. dancing.mp.
  7. exercise therapy.mp.
  8. (physical$ adj5 (fit$ or train$ or activ$ or endur$)).tw.
  9. sport$.tw.
  10. walk$.tw.
  11. bicycle$.tw.
  12. 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 or 11 or 12
  13. elderly.mp. or *Aged
  14. *Old Age Assistance/ or old$.mp.
  15. aged.mp. or *Homes for the Aged/ or *"Aged, 80 and over"/ or *Health Services for the Aged/ or *Aged Top of page
  16. *Nursing, Supervisory/ or *Housing for the Elderly/ or *Aged/ or *Health Services for the Aged/ or senior.mp.
  17. *Age Factors/ or *"Aged, 80 and over"/ or *Aged/ or older.mp. or *Aging
  18. 13 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17
  19. trial.mp. or *"Randomized Controlled Trial [Publication Type]"/ or *"Clinical Trial [Publication Type]"/ or *"Clinical Trial, Phase II [Publication Type]"/ or *"Clinical Trial, Phase IV [Publication Type]"/ or *"Clinical Trial, Phase I [Publication Type]"/ or *"Clinical Trial, Phase III [Publication Type]"/ or *"Controlled Clinical Trial [Publication Type]"
  20. *"Review Literature"/ or systematic review.mp. or *Meta-Analysis
  21. review.mp. or "Review [Publication Type]"
  22. 20 or 21
  23. cardiovascular disease.mp. or *Cardiovascular Diseases
  24. *Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/ or *Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic/ or *Diabetes Mellitus, Lipoatrophic/ or *Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/ or *Diabetes Insipidus/ or *Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/ or *Diabetes, Gestational/ or *Diabetes Insipidus, Neurogenic/ or *Diabetes Complications/ or diabetes.mp. or *Diabetes Mellitus
  25. *Dementia, Vascular/ or *Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders/ or *Dementia, Multi-Infarct/ or *AIDS Dementia Complex/ or *Dementia/ or dementia.mp.
  26. *Accidental Falls/ or *Nursing Homes/ or *Mental Disorders/ or *Institutionalization/ or *Aged/ or *Behavioral Symptoms/ or *Residential Treatment/ or *Mental Retardation/ or *Residential Facilities/ or residential care.mp. or *Homes for the Aged
  27. *Education, Special/ or *Transcultural Nursing/ or *Cultural Characteristics/ or *Cultural Diversity/ or *Minority Groups/ or culturally diverse.mp. or *Jews/ or *Ethnic Groups
  28. *communication barriers/ or *information dissemination/ or *language/ 9801 27 *Geriatric Assessment/ or *"Activities of Daily Living"/ or *Health Services for the Aged/ or *Frail Elderly/ or *Long-Term Care/ or frail.mp. or *Homes for the Aged/ or *Urinary Incontinence
  29. limit 28 to (humans and english language and yr="1990 - 2006")
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