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Table 1 Search terms used in a systematic review on the effect/benefit of chiropractic primary or early secondary prevention

From: Effect of chiropractic treatment on primary or early secondary prevention: a systematic review with a pedagogic approach

Journal/Online library Search terms, issues and reference list used Date of the last search # articles included/# total articles
PubMed (chiropract* OR subluxat* OR ‘manual therapy’ OR ‘spinal manipulation’ OR ‘spinal manipulative’) AND (prevent* OR wellness OR disease OR mortality OR morbidity) 04/10/2017 5 / 8628
Embase (chiropract* OR subluxat* OR ‘manual therapy’ OR ‘spinal manipulation’ OR ‘spinal manipulative’) AND (prevent* OR wellness OR disease OR mortality OR morbidity) [embase]/lim not [medline]/ lim) 29/09/2017 1 / 2774
Index Chiropractic Literature (ICL) Prevention (search 1) 07/10/2017 0 / 535
Wellness (search 2) 07/10/2017 1 / 199
Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (JCM) All the issues from inception to 2017 were screened. 07/10/2017 2 / 486a
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR) All the issues from inception to 2017 were screened. 07/10/2017 8 / 351a
Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics (FNRE) All the issues from inception to 2017 were screened. 07/10/2017 0 / 126a
Hannon [8] Reference list of the article: Hannon SM. Objective Physiologic Changes and Associated Health Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments in Asymptomatic Subjects: A Review of the Literature. J. Vertebral Subluxation Res. 2004. NA 3 / 65
  1. NA non applicable
  2. aDenominator based on number of full scientific reports excluding letters to editorials, letters to editor, etc