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Table 1 Sample Search Strategy (EMBASE)

From: Physical activity and sedentary time among preschoolers in centre-based childcare: a systematic review

# Search Term Results Search Type
1 preschool child/ 547180 Advanced
2 “preschoolers”.mp 5836 Advanced
3 toddler.mp. 7394 Advanced
4 toddlers.mp. 7518 Advanced
5 “early years”.mp. 4177 Advanced
6 “early childhood”.mp. 29039 Advanced
7 “preschool-aged child”.mp. 47 Advanced
8 “preschool-aged children”.mp. 1616 Advanced
9 “young child”.mp. 4684 Advanced
10 “young children”.mp. 51507 Advanced
11 1 OR 2 OR 3 OR 4 OR 5 OR 6 OR 7 OR 8 OR 9 OR 10 1459133 Advanced
12 childcare.mp OR exp child care/ 64155 Advanced
13 “childcare centre”.mp. 31 Advanced
14 “centre based childcare”.mp. 17 Advanced
15 “center based childcare”.mp. 18 Advanced
16 “center-based childcare”.mp. 18 Advanced
17 “centre-based childcare”mp. 17 Advanced
18 “day care”.mp. 14895 Advanced
19 “early learning centre”.mp. 1 Advanced
20 “early learning center”.mp. 2 Advanced
21 physical activity.mp. OR physical activity/ 155492 Advanced
22 exercise.mp. 433622 Advanced
23 movement.mp. 361251 Advanced
24 “active play”.mp. 220 Advanced
25 “locomotor activity”.mp. 24357 Advanced
26 “motor activity”.mp. 54511 Advanced
27 “physical exertion”.mp. 2798 Advanced
28 “active movement”.mp. 1274 Advanced
29 “outdoor play”.mp. 217 Advanced
30 outdoor time.mp. 250 Advanced
31 recess.mp. 115 Advanced
32 “sedentary behaviour”.mp. 1547 Advanced
33 sedentary lifestyle/ or sedentary.mp 34250 Advanced
34 Inactive.mp. 106149 Advanced
35 stationary.mp. 57673 Advanced
36 “physical inactivity”.mp. 9087 Advanced
37 “sedentary activity”.mp. 597 Advanced
38 12 OR 13 OR 14 OR 15 OR 16 OR 17 OR 18 OR 19 OR 20 170150 Advanced
39 21 OR 22 OR 23 OR 23 OR 24 OR 25 OR 26 OR 27 OR 28 OR 29 OR 30 OR 31 OR 32 OR 33 OR 34 OR 35 OR 36 OR 37 1593829 Advanced
40 11 AND 38 AND 39 802 Advanced
  1. Note: This table was originally published in a review by Truelove et al. [51] and has been reproduced here