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Table 1 Framework and search strategy for analyses

From: Asthma control factors in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the effectiveness of ICS/LABA fixed dose combinations: a dual rapid literature review

Review 1
PICOS FACET Analysis Terms (January 2018 Search) Terms (January 2018 – November 2019 Search)
 Population Patients with asthma Asthma Asthma
 Intervention N/A N/A N/A
 Comparator N/A N/A N/A
 Outcome Factors that are likely to affect asthma control Adherence, compliance, education, dosing frequency inhaler, age, lifestyle, gender, comorbidities Adherence, compliance, education, dosing frequency, inhaler, age, lifestyle, gender, comorbidities
 Setting Gulf Cooperation Council countries Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
 LANGUAGE LIMIT EMBASE: English language
PubMed: None
EMBASE: English language
PubMed: None
 TIME LIMIT None EMBASE: Published between 2018 and 2019
PubMed: Publication between 2018/01/01 and 2019/11/04
 Other LIMITS   EMBASE: Studies in humans, publications with abstract.
PubMed: None
EMBASE: Studies in humans, publications with abstract
PubMed: None
Review 2
 Population Patients with asthma Asthma Asthma
 Intervention ICS/LABA Corticosteroid AND long AND acting AND agonist  
 Comparator N/A   
 Outcome Include all measures of asthma control in the literature [No term was adopted as it was deemed more appropriate to consider in search screening than to limit by term] [No term was adopted as it was deemed more appropriate to consider in search screening than to limit by term]
 Setting N/A   
 Study design All study types that may be used in effectiveness research Effectiveness studies, real world studies, real life, cohort analysis, retrospective studies, database studies RCTs, Randomised Control Trials, effectiveness studies, real world evidence, real life studies, real world data, real world studies
 LANGUAGE LIMIT English language Database limit: English language Database limit: English language
 TIME LIMIT NONE January 2018 January 2018 – November 2019
 Other LIMITS    Human studies: randomised controlled trial, systematic review
  1. ICS Inhaled corticosteroid; ICS/LABA Inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting beta-agonist; LABA Long-acting beta-agonist; N/A Not applicable; PICOS Population, Intervention, Comparator, Outcomes and Study Design; RCTs Randomised controlled trials