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Table 1 Sample Search Terms

From: Provision of peer support at the intersection of homelessness and problem substance use services: a systematic ‘state of the art’ review

Scopus
Operator Definition
1. Title/Abstract/Keywords: Population (homeless OR homelessness OR (homeless AND person*) OR (rough AND sleep*) OR housing OR (unstably AND housed) OR unsheltered)
2. Title/Abstract/Keywords: Population ((substance AND abuse*) OR (substance AND use) OR (drug* AND abuse*) OR (drug* AND addiction*) OR (drug* AND use) OR (alcohol*) OR (addict*))
3. Title/Abstract/Keywords: Intervention ((peer AND intervention*) OR (peer AND mentor*) OR (peer AND led) OR (peer AND support*) OR (lived AND experience*))
4. Boolean Operator 1 AND 2 AND 3
5. Language limit English language
6. Time limit 2000–2019
7. Selection Removal of duplicates followed by PRISMA guidelines of article sifting: title sift, abstract sift, full-text sift, review reference lists and articles citing
MEDLINE
1. Title/Abstract/Keywords: Population (homeless or homelessness or homeless persons or rough N2 sleeping or housing or unstably housed or unsheltered)
2. Subject Headings: Population MH homelessness or homeless persons or houseless
3. Boolean Operator 1 OR 2
4. Title/Abstract/Keywords: Population (substance abuse or substance use or drug abuse or drug addiction or drug use)
5. Subject Headings: Population ZU drug abuse OR ZU substance abuse
6. Boolean Operator 4 OR 5
7. Title/Abstract/Keywords: Population (alcoholism or alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse or alcoholic or alcohol addiction)
8. Subject Headings: Population ZU alcohol abuse OR ZU alcoholism
9. Boolean Operator 7 OR 8
10. Boolean Operator 6 OR 9
11. Title/Abstract/Keywords: Intervention (peer intervention* or peer mentor* or peer-led or peer support* or lived experience*)
12. Subject Headings: Intervention (ZU “peer advice”) or (ZU “peer assisted programs”) or (ZU “peer assisted study”) or (ZU “peer case managers”) or (ZU “peer coach”) or (ZU “peer counseling program”) or (ZU “peer counselling”)
13. Boolean Operator 11 OR 12
14. Boolean Operator 3 AND 10 AND 13
15. Language limit English language
16. Time limit 2000–2019
17. Selection Removal of duplicates followed by PRISMA guidelines of article sifting: title sift, abstract sift, full-text sift, review reference lists and articles citing
  1. PsychINFO via EBSCOHOST interface (83 papers); CINAHL Via EBSCOHOST interface (60 papers); Web of Science (1072 papers); MEDLINE via EBSCOHOST interface using all databases (70 papers); Scopus (340 papers); SocINDEX Via EBSCOHOST interface (29 papers); search conducted 22/08/19