Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Health Literacy Search

NLM® updated the Health Literacy Special Query, one of the Special Queries, to retrieve more health literacy relevant records in PubMed. The pre-formulated search now includes retrieval of citations to articles about self-care perception and articles about comprehension of food labels.
The Reference and Web Services Section of the National Library of Medicine created and maintains this health literacy search strategy.
The MEDLINE/PubMed health literacy search retrieves citations to English language journal literature. See details of the search strategy below.

Search Details

"health literacy" OR
“health literate” OR
“medical literacy” OR
(health [ti] AND
literacy [ti]) OR
(functional [tw] AND
health [tw] AND
literacy [tw]) OR
((low-literate [ti] OR
low-literacy[ti] OR
literacy[ti] OR
illiteracy[ti] OR
literate[ti] OR
illiterate[ti] OR
reading [mh] OR
comprehension [mh]) AND
(health promotion [major] OR
health education [major] OR
patient education [major] OR
communication barriers [major] OR
communication [major:noexp] OR
health knowledge, attitudes, practice [major] OR
attitude to health[major])) OR
(comprehension [major] AND
educational status [major])OR
(family [ti] AND
literacy [ti])OR
(("drug labeling"
OR Prescriptions, drug [mh])
AND "comprehension"))OR numeracy
OR ((cancer[ti] OR diabetes[ti] OR genetic[ti]) AND (literacy[ti] OR comprehension[ti]))
OR “adult literacy” OR
“limited literacy” OR
“patient literacy” OR
“patient understanding”[ti] OR
(self care [major] AND perception[mh]) OR
(comprehension AND food labeling[mh])
AND English [la]

More information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/queries/health_literacy.html

Friday, April 1, 2011

evaluation, rating-- keywords

This evaluation title word search was designed for use with an agency/institution/department search to find records centered on evaluation of agencies/etc.

(quality[ti] OR evaluat*[ti] OR assess*[ti] OR efficac*[ti] OR effectiv*[ti] OR ineffectiv*[ti] OR success*[ti] OR unsucess*[ti] OR fail*[ti] OR competen*[ti] OR incompeten*[ti] OR accredit*[ti] OR unaccredit*[ti] OR certific*[ti] OR Uncertif*[ti] OR licensed[ti] OR unlicensed[ti] OR un-licensed[ti] OR quality[ti] OR accura*[ti] OR inaccura*[ti] OR outstanding[ti] OR excel*[ti] OR grade[ti] OR grading[ti] OR grades[ti] OR graded[ti] OR rate[ti] OR rates[ti] OR rating[ti] OR rated[ti] OR scor*[ti] OR deficien*[ti] OR adequat*[ti] OR inadequat*[ti] OR poor[ti] OR capacity[ti] OR score[ti] OR scored[ti] OR scoring[ti] OR scores[ti] OR improv*[ti] OR unimprov*[ti] OR performance*[ti] OR reinvigorat*[ti] OR invigorat*[ti] OR supervis*[ti] OR unsupervis*[ti] OR oversight[ti] OR overseeing[ti] OR reorganiz*[ti] OR best[ti] OR better[ti] OR good[ti] OR worse[ti] OR worst[ti] OR disgust*[ti] OR dis-satisf*[ti] OR dissatisf*[ti] OR satisf*[ti] OR error[ti] OR errors[ti] OR mistake*[ti])

kidney diseases, kidney function -- keyword

This "kidney condition" keyword search includes terms that are present in articles about normal kidneys. It is meant to represent the kidney concept in a multi-concept search. In such multi-concept searches, the other search concepts often make the ANDing of condition/disease/abnormality/failure/insufficiency/dysfunction/replacement terms to the normal kidney terms unnecessary and/or undesirable.

(kidney OR renal OR glomerulo* OR anuri* OR "diabetes insipidus" OR wolfram*[tiab] OR nephropath* OR fanconi*[tiab] OR hepatorenal OR hydronephro* OR hyperoxaluri* OR renovascular OR nephroma* OR denys-drash OR "denys drash" OR wagr OR "papillary necrosis" OR nephritis OR nephritic OR nephritides OR anti-glomerular OR antiglomerular OR glomerulonephriti* OR glomeruloscleros* OR pyelonephriti* OR pyeliti* OR pyelocystiti* OR pyelonephriti* OR nephrocalcino* OR nephrolith* OR nephrosclero* OR nephrosis OR nephroses OR nephrotic OR perinephriti* OR "tubular necrosis" OR frasier*[tiab] OR bartter*[tiab] OR fanconi*[tiab] OR gitelman*[tiab] OR glycosuri* OR liddle*[tiab] OR oculocerebrorenal OR pseudohypoaldosteron* OR aminoaciduri* OR cystinuri* OR uremia OR uremias OR uremic OR ureami* OR azotemi* OR azotaemi* OR hemolytic-uremic OR zellweger*[tiab] OR crcl OR clcr OR "creatinine clearance" OR glomerular OR GFR OR albuminuri* OR microalbuminuri* OR macroalbuminuri* OR proteinuri* OR dialy* OR hemodialy* OR haemodialy* OR hemofilt* OR haemofilt* OR ESRD OR CKD  )

Consider including terms for kidney graft rejection or failure