Topic search filters: a systematic scoping review

Published on Mar 1, 2019in Health Information and Libraries Journal1.179
· DOI :10.1111/hir.12244
Raechel A. Damarell7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Flinders University),
Nikki May1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Flinders Medical Centre)
+ 2 AuthorsJennifer Tieman14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Flinders University)
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#1Carol Lefebvre (Cochrane Collaboration)H-Index: 19
#2Julie GlanvilleH-Index: 33
Last. Lynne Smith (Healthcare Improvement Scotland)H-Index: 3
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Effective study identification is essential for conducting health research, developing clinical guidance and health policy and supporting health-care decision-making. Methodological search filters (combinations of search terms to capture a specific study design) can assist in searching to achieve this.This project investigated the methods used to assess the performance of methodological search filters, the information that searchers require when choosing search filters and how that information c...
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#1Alexander OlaussenH-Index: 10
#2William Semple (Monash University)H-Index: 1
Last. Brett Williams (Monash University)H-Index: 27
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Background Search filters aid clinicians and academics to accurately locate literature. Despite this, there is no search filter or Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) term pertaining to paramedics. Therefore, the aim of this study was to create two filters to meet to different needs of paramedic clinicians and academics.
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#1Kathel Dunn (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 6
#2Joanne Gard Marshall (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 9
Last. Joyce Backus (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 13
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Objective: This study analyzed data from a study on the value of libraries to understand the specific role that the MEDLINE database plays in relation to other information resources that are available to health care providers and its role in positively impacting patient care. Methods: A previous study on the use of health information resources for patient care obtained 16,122 responses from health care providers in 56 hospitals about how providers make decisions affecting patient care and the ro...
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#1Lynda Ayiku (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)H-Index: 2
#2Paul Levay (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)H-Index: 5
Last. Rachel Adams (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)H-Index: 1
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Background A validated geographic search filter for the retrieval of research about the United Kingdom (UK) from bibliographic databases had not previously been published. Objectives To develop and validate a geographic search filter to retrieve research about the UK from OVID medline with high recall and precision. Methods Three gold standard sets of references were generated using the relative recall method. The sets contained references to studies about the UK which had informed National Inst...
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#1Jiantao Bian (UofU: University of Utah)H-Index: 2
#2Mohammad Amin Morid (UofU: University of Utah)H-Index: 5
Last. Guilherme Del Fiol (UofU: University of Utah)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Objectives The practice of evidence-based medicine involves integrating the latest best available evidence into patient care decisions. Yet, critical barriers exist for clinicians’ retrieval of evidence that is relevant for a particular patient from primary sources such as randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses. To help address those barriers, we investigated machine learning algorithms that find clinical studies with high clinical impact from PubMed®. Methods Our machine learni...
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#1Anna Selva (Cochrane Collaboration)H-Index: 7
#2Ivan Solà (Cochrane Collaboration)H-Index: 28
Last. Pablo Alonso-Coello (Cochrane Collaboration)H-Index: 50
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Background Identifying scientific literature addressing patients’ views and preferences is complex due to the wide range of studies that can be informative and the poor indexing of this evidence. Given the lack of guidance we developed a search strategy to retrieve this type of evidence.
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#1Paul G. Shekelle (AN: RAND Corporation)H-Index: 109
#2Kanaka Shetty (AN: RAND Corporation)H-Index: 10
Last. Aneesa Motala (AN: RAND Corporation)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Objective – The objective of this study was to devise an assessment plan to determine if repeat attendance at two library instruction sessions is statistically associated with overall assignment scores or specific assignment qualities. Methods – The author used SPSS to calculate correlations between attendance and assignment scores and cross tabulations between attendance and assignment item analysis scores. Results – Repeat attendance at two library instruction sessions was statistical...
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#1Morwenna Rogers (University of Exeter)H-Index: 13
#2Alison Bethel (University of Exeter)H-Index: 14
Last. Kate Boddy (University of Exeter)H-Index: 15
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Background Research involving the public as partners often proves difficult to locate due to the variations in terms used to describe public involvement, and inability of medical databases to index this concept effectively. Objective To design a search filter to identify literature where patient and public involvement (PPI) was used in health research. Methods A reference standard of 172 PPI papers was formed. The references were divided into a development set and a test set. Search terms were i...
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#1Ellen Brassil (Baystate Medical Center)H-Index: 1
#2Bridget Gunn (Baystate Medical Center)H-Index: 1
Last. Rebecca D. Blanchard (UMMS: University of Massachusetts Medical School)H-Index: 5
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Objective : With the myriad of cases presented to clinicians every day at the authors’ integrated academic health system, clinical questions are bound to arise. Clinicians need to recognize these knowledge gaps and act on them. However, for many reasons, clinicians might not seek answers to these questions. Our goal was to investigate the rationale and process behind these unanswered clinical questions. Subsequently, we explored the use of biomedical information resources among specialists and p...
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BACKGROUND: Integrated care is an increasingly important principle for organising healthcare. Integrated care models show promise in reducing resource wastage and service fragmentation whilst improving the accessibility, patient-centredness and quality of care for patients. Those needing reliable access to the growing research evidence base for integrated care can be frustrated by search challenges reflective of the topic's complexity. The aim of this study is to report the empirical development...
#1Michael I. MacEntee (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 35
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this paper are to (a) Review published references to systematic reviews; (b) offer a typology of systematic reviews for synthesising evidence on health care; and (c) summarise the guides for designing, reporting and appraising the reviews. BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews play a role in finding, synthesising, transferring and implementing evidence for healthcare policy, practice guidelines and allocation of health resources. They have been particularly successful in c...