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Table 6 List of MESH terms and Free text search terms used in different databases

From: A review of the implementation and research strategies of advance care planning in nursing homes

Database: Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations and Ovid MEDLINE(R) 1946 to Present
  Search terms Advance Care Planning:
MESH terms
Advance Care Planning
Advance Directives
Free text
(advance* adj (care plan* or health care plan* or healthcare plan* or medical plan* or treatment plan* or directiv* or care directiv* or health care directiv* or healthcare directive* or treatment directiv* or care wish* or treatment wish*)).
((advance adj3 plan*) or ((living or patient) adj2 (will* or contract* or decision* or participat*)) or (advance adj1 directive*) or (Attorney adj2 Power) or (psychiatric adj1 will*)).
(end of life adj (decision* or communicat* or care communicat* or discussion* or plan* or care plan* or wish* or conversation*)). (plan* for the end of life or plan* for end of life).
  Search terms nursing home:
MESH terms
Homes for the aged
Nursing homes
Long-Term Care
Hospices
Free text
(nursing home* or “home* for the aged” or hospice*).
(nursing home* or care home* or long-term care or longterm care or old peoples home* or rest* home* or home* for the aged or intermediate care facilit* or skilled nursing facilit*).
  Search terms patient group – dementia:
MESH terms
Dementia
Alzheimer disease
Frontotemporal lobar degeneration
Lewy body disease
Delirium
Amnestic
Cognitive Disorders
Free text
(dement* or alzheimer* or “Frontotemporal lobar degeneration” or “Lewy Body disease”).
Database: Embase (Ovid) 1947–2014
  Search terms Advance Care Planning:
MESH terms
Living will
Patient decision making
Free text
(advance* adj (care plan* or health care plan* or healthcare plan* or medical plan* or treatment plan* or directiv* or care directiv* or health care directiv* or healthcare directive* or treatment directiv* or care wish* or treatment wish*)).
((advance adj3 plan*) or ((living or patient) adj2 (will* or contract* or decision* or participat*)) or (advance adj1 directive*) or (Attorney adj2 Power) or (psychiatric adj1 will*)).
(end of life adj (decision* or communicat* or care communicat* or discussion* or plan* or care plan* or wish* or conversation*)).
(plan* for the end of life or plan* for end of life).
  Search terms nursing home:
MESH terms
Home for the aged
Nursing home
Long term care
Health care facility
Hospice
Free text
(nursing home* or “home* for the aged” or hospice* or care home* or long-term care or longterm care or old peoples home* or rest* home* or intermediate care facilit* or skilled nursing facilit*).
  Search terms patient group – dementia:
MESH terms
Dementia
Alzheimer disease
Diffuse lewy body disease
Frontotemporal dementia
Mixed depression and dementia
Senile dementia
Free text
(Dement* or alzheimer* or “Frontotemporal lobar degeneration” or “Lewy Body disease”).
Database: PsycINFO (Ovid) 1806 to October Week 2 2013
  Search terms Advance Care Planning:
MESH terms
Advance directives
Free text
((advance adj3 plan*) or ((living or patient) adj2 (will* or contract* or decision* or participat*)) or (advance adj1 directive*) or (Attorney adj2 Power) or (psychiatric adj1 will*)).
advance* adj (care plan* or health care plan* or healthcare plan* or medical plan* or treatment plan* or directiv* or care directiv* or health care directiv* or healthcare directive* or treatment directiv* or care wish* or treatment wish*)).
(end of life adj (decision* or communicat* or care communicat* or discussion* or plan* or care plan* or wish* or conversation*)).
(plan* for the end of life or plan* for end of life).
  Search terms nursing home:
MESH terms
Residential care institutions
Nursing homes
Hospice
Long term care
Free text
(nursing home* or care home* or long-term care or longterm care or old peoples home* or rest* home* or home* for the aged or intermediate care facilit* or skilled nursing facilit* or hospice*).
  Search terms patient group – dementia:
MESH terms
Dementia
Dementia with lewy bodies
Senile dementia
Vascular dementia
Alzheimer’s disease
Senile plaques
Free text
(dement* or alzheimer* or “Frontotemporal lobar degeneration” or “Lewy Body disease”).
Database: CINAHL - Search modes - Boolean/Phrase
  Search terms Advance Care Planning:
MESH terms
Decision Making, Patient
Advance Directives
Advance Care Planning
Free text
TI (((advance N3 plan*) or ((living or patient) N2 (will* or contract* or decision* or participat*)) or (advance N1 directive*) or (Attorney N2 Power) or (psychiatric N1 will*))) OR AB (((advance N3 plan*) or ((living or patient) N2 (will* or contract* or decision* or participat*)) or (advance N1 directive*) or (Attorney N2 Power) or (psychiatric N1 will*)).
TX advance* N1(care plan* or health care plan* or healthcare plan* or medical plan* or treatment plan* or directiv* or care directiv* or health care directiv* or healthcare directive* or treatment directiv* or care wish* or treatment wish*)
TX end of life N1(decision* or communicat* or care communicat* or discussion* or plan* or care plan* or wish* or conversation)
TX plan* for the end of life or plan* for end of life
  Search terms nursing home:
MESH terms
Long Term Care
Nursing Homes
Nursing Home Patients
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Hospices
Hospice Patients
Free Text
Free text
TI ((nursing home* or “home* for the aged” or hospice*)) OR AB ((nursing home* or “home* for the aged” or hospice*))
TX nursing home* or care home* or long-term care or longterm care or old peoples home* or rest* home* or home* for the aged or intermediate care facilit* or skilled nursing facilit*
  Search terms patient group – dementia:
MESH terms
Delirium
Dementia
Amnestic
Cognitive Disorders
Dementia
Dementia, Senile+
Lewy Body Disease
Dementia, Multi-Infarct
Free text
TI ((dement* or alzheimer* or “Frontotemporal lobar degeneration” or “Lewy Body disease”)) OR AB ((dement* or alzheimer* or “Frontotemporal lobar degeneration” or “Lewy Body disease”))
Database: Cochrane library
  Search terms Advance Care Planning:
MESH terms
Advance Care Planning
Free text
advance* near (care plan* or health care plan* or healthcare plan* or medical plan* or treatment plan* or directiv* or care directiv* or health care directiv* or healthcare directive* or treatment directiv* or care wish* or treatment wish*):ti,ab,kw (Word variations have been searched)
end of life near (decision* or communicat* or care communicat* or discussion* or plan* or care plan* or wish* or conversation)
plan* for the end of life or plan* for end of life
((advance near/3 plan*) or ((living or patient) near/2 (will* or contract* or decision* or participat*)) or (advance near/1 directive*) or (Attorney near/2 Power) or (psychiatric near/1 will*))
  Search terms nursing home:
MESH terms
Nursing Homes
Long-Term Care
Free text
(nursing home* or care home* or long-term care or longterm care or old peoples home* or rest* home* or home* for the aged or intermediate care facilit* or skilled nursing facilit*)
nursing home* or “home* for the aged” or hospice*)
  Search terms patient group – dementia:
Free text
(dement* or alzheimer* or “Frontotemporal lobar degeneration” or “Lewy Body disease”):ti,ab,kw (Word variations have been searched)