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Table 1 Example search strategy for Ovid databasesa for scoping review on the use of digital stories as a health promotion intervention

From: The use of digital stories as a health promotion intervention: a scoping review


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(digital or visual) adj1 (story or stories or storytelling or "participatory research").ti,ab,hw,kw.b


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limit 2 to (english or spanish) [Limit not valid in CDSR; records were retained]

  1. aDatabase(s): Ovid MEDLINE(R) 1946 to Present and Epub Ahead of Print, In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations and Ovid MEDLINE(R) Daily, APA PsycInfo 1987 to November Week 2 2021, EBM Reviews—Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials October 2021, EBM Reviews—Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005 to November 11, 2021, Embase 1974 to 2021 November 16
  2. bti title, ab abstract, hw subject heading word, kw keyword heading