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Table 1 Database search terms

From: A systematic review of three approaches for constructing physical activity messages: What messages work and what improvements are needed?

General search terms

Question specific search terms

physical activity/exercise/fitness/health

1. frame/framing/gain/loss


2. tailor/match/individualize


3. self-efficacy/confidence/perceived behavioral control/competence/mastery/modeling/vicarious experience/verbal persuasion/social persuasion/feedback


Supplemental terms1

4. attitude/outcome expectancy/outcome expectancies/belief/benefit/consequence


5. source/messenger AND credible/credibility/reliable/believable/prefer/favor/effective

  1. Note. Each set of question specific search terms were use in combination with the general search terms. 1Supplemental search terms were included as an alternate means of identifying relevant research.