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Table 4 Search terms used

From: Strategies to improve engagement of ‘hard to reach’ older people in research on health promotion: a systematic review

Key concept Search terms MeSH terms
Population old age
aging/ageing
old* adult*
old* people
elder* (inc. elder, elders, elderly)
geriatric*
senior*
pensioner*
over 65*/over sixty five*/over sixty-five*
65+
veteran*
Aged
Aging
Age – over 80
Health promotion health promotion*
behavio* chang*
healthy aging/ageing
health education
lifestyle
wellbeing
health campaign*
health prevent*
health protect*
primary prevent*
Health promotion
Behavioural changes
Engagement engag*
participat*
involv*
partak*
recruit*
retention
retain
enrol*
Patient participation
Patient selection
Research subject recruitment
‘Hard to reach’ groups ethnic* (inc. ethnic, ethnicity)
BME
minority
depriv*
over 85*/over eighty five*/over eighty-five*
85+
socioeconomic
Ethnic groups
Minority groups
Age – over 80
Social class
Poverty areas
Socioeconomic factors