elderly, aged, seniors,
B. Using CINAHL translate search strategy into Subject Headings.
1. Go to CINAHL
2. Go to advanced search
3. Click on Suggest Subject terms
4. Type in Falls
5. Suggested term "Accidental Falls"
6. Click on box beside Accidental Falls/Search Database
7. Go to Search History
8. Clear search box
10. Click on Aged and click on explode to get additional terms - Search Database
11. Clear and suggest subject terms
14. Look and Search History
15. Combine searches with AND - click on box beside searches and choose search with AND to get 132 results
From the 132 search results, we want to get the best research articles.
We want the best research evidence - from systematic reviews, meta-analysis, rct's, cohort studies, case control studies, case series etc. (see Research Design Tab).
A. Select Publication Type - Systematic review, Meta-Analysis - 16 results
B. Choose edit beside your search statement and white screen will pop-up
Select Publication Type - Clinical trial, Randomized Controlled Trial, Research, - 74 results
A. Start with quantitative and suggest subject terms.
Then choose various research design methodologies (clincial trials, pre-test-post-test etc.) and use explode when available..
Then combine with search statement to produce 60 results.
B. Use Subject headings for Qualitative
Use subject heading Qualitative Studies. Explode this subject heading to include action research, etc.
Use subject heading Life experiences
Use text phrase "lived experience*"
Combine these subject headings together with OR
Combine S4 and S8 to get just 3 results
Note: CINAHL subject headings "Systematic Review" and "Meta Analysis"
What is a clinical query?
It is a pre-set search strategy which is applied as a limit to retrieve authoritative relevant articles.
Depending on the search that is run, most of the categories (therapy, prognosis, review, qualitative, causation (etiology), produce the highest number of hits when the limit is set to either best balance or high sensitivity.
Perform search. Then choose Edit from the search results, and choose the Clinical Queries set of limiters.
Clinical Queries - Therapy
Clinical queries - Qualitative - High specificity