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Table 2 Search strategy used to identify qualitative studies on fussy eating in childhood published since 2008

From: Childhood fussy/picky eating behaviours: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies

Search Strategy
Search terms (based on key words of relevant articles and test searches in Scopus and Embase. Terms and search operators varied slightly according to database guidelines)
Concept 1
(focus)
Fussy eat(ing/er(s)); Food W/15 (within 15 words of) fuss(iness); Picky eat(ing/er(s)); Food W/15 pickiness; Faddy eat(ing/er(s)); Finicky eat*; Choosy eat(ing/er(s)); Selective eating; Food selectivity; Neophobia; Food refusal; Food rejection; Food aversion
Concept 2
(target age)
Child(ren); Pre(-)school(er(s)); Toddler(s); School(-)age(d); Adolescen(ce/t(s));Teen(s/age/aged/ager(s); Preteen(s/age/aged/ager); Youth(s)
Concept 3
(research method)
Qualitative; Qualitative research; Qualitative study; Qualitative method; Interview(s/ing/ed); Focus group(s); Phone(s/call); Diary/diaries; Photo(s); Memo(s); Qualitative analysis; Thematic analysis; Content analysis; Grounded theory; Phenomenological analysis; Discourse analysis; Narrative analysis Observ(e/ed/ing/ation(s)
Concept 4
(participant)
Parent(s/ing); Guardian(s); Caregiver(s); Mother(s); Father(s); Couple(s); Child(ren); Adolescent(s); Son(s); Daughter(s); Sibling(s); Famil(y/ies)
Search limits2008-2018
Databases (selected to span psychology, social science and medical disciplines)Cinahl Plus, Embase, Scopus, PsycINFO, Proquest (ASSIA and Sociological Abstracts)
Date of final database search (conducted by HW)11-Jul-2018
Supplementary search strategiesBackchaining (searching reference lists of relevant studies), forward chaining (searching research citing relevant studies), searching other work by authors of relevant studies