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Table 1 Databases, search terms and limits for search strategies

From: Methodological and ethical challenges in studying patients’ perceptions of coercion: a systematic mixed studies review

Database and years Search terms Limits
CINALH (Ebsco) 1987-2012 mental or psychiatr and seclus and mechanical or physical restraint and hospital or inpatient and qualitative or quantitative or rct or empir or random or stud or research or trial and adult No limits
OvidMedline 1976- 2012 mental or psychiatr and seclus and (mechanical or physical) restraint and qualitative or quantitative or rct or empir or random or stud or research or trial and adult and hospital or inpatient young adult and adult (19-24 and 19-44) or middle age (45 to 64 years)
PsychINFo 1982-2012 mental or psychiatr and seclus and (mechanical or physical) restraint and qualitative or quantitative or rct or empir or random or stud or research or trial and adult and hospital or inpatient young adulthood <age 18 to 29 yrs > or 340 thirties <age 30 to 39 yrs > or 360 middle age