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Table 2 Systematic search strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and menopause

From: Menopause and the influence of culture: another gap for Indigenous Australian women?

Database Search Terms Number of Articles Retrieved
PUBMED (Oceanic Ancestry Group [mh] OR indigenous OR aborigin* OR torres strait islander OR torres strait islanders) 6
  AND  
  (australia OR australia*)  
  AND  
  (menopause OR menopausal OR premenopause OR premenopausal OR perimenopause OR perimenopausal OR postmenopaus* OR postmenopaus* OR climacteric or climacteri* OR “change of life” or “hot flashes”)  
CINAHL PLUS (MH "Climacteric+") OR (MH "Menopause+") OR (MH "Perimenopausal Symptoms+") OR (MH "Perimenopause") OR (MH "Hot Flashes") OR (MH "Postmenopausal Disorders") OR (MH "Postmenopause") OR (MH "Premenopause") OR (MH "Menopause, Premature") OR menopaus* OR premenopaus* OR postmenopaus* OR climacteri* OR “change of life” OR “hot flashes” 4
  AND  
  (australia OR Australia*)  
  AND  
  (MH “Indigenous peoples+” OR MH “Indigenous health+” OR indigenous OR aborigin* OR "torres strait islander" OR "torres strait islanders")  
PsycINFO 1806 to August Week 4 2012 (exp Menopause/ or menopaus$ or premenopaus$ or perimenopaus$ or postmenopaus$ or climacteri$ or change of life or hot flashes) 0
  AND  
  australia and (exp indigenous populations/ or aborigin$ or indigenous or torres strait islander$)  
ERIC (menopaus$ or premenopaus$ or perimenopaus$ or postmenopaus$ or climacteric or change of life or hot flashes) 1
  AND  
  australia and (exp indigenous populations/ or aborigin$ or indigenous or torres strait islander$)  
SCOPUS TITLE-ABS-KEY(menopaus* OR premenopaus* OR perimenopaus* OR postmenopaus* OR climacteri* OR “change of life” OR “hot flashes” ) 8
  AND  
  TITLE-ABS-KEY(australi*)  
  AND  
  TITLE-ABS-KEY(indigenous OR aborigin* OR "torres strait islander" OR "torres strait islanders")  
EMBASE Classic + EMBASE 1947 to 2012 September 05 (exp early menopause/ OR exp menopause/ OR exp menopause related disorder/ OR exp "menopause and climacterium"/ OR menopaus$ OR premenopaus$ OR perimenopaus$ OR postmenopaus$ ORr climacteric$ OR change of life OR hot flashes ) 9
  AND  
  (exp australia/ or australia$)  
  AND  
  (exp indigenous people/ OR exp aborigine/ OR aborigin$ OR indigenous OR torres strait islander$))  
INFORMIT (‘Multiple databases’ search) (menopaus* OR premenopaus* OR perimenopaus* OR postmenopaus* OR climacteri* OR “change of life” OR “hot flashes” ) 10
  AND  
  (australia OR australian)  
  AND  
  (indigenous OR aborigin* OR "torres strait islander" OR "torres strait islanders")  
  1. The terms 'premenopausal' and 'postmenopausal' were included to maximise 'sensitivity', since few relevant articles were retrieved in preliminary searches.