Appendix 5

Example of a scope/topic search for CENTRAL (the Cochrane Library)

Sets 1-32 are the MeSH terms for the health care condition within the scope of a Group.

Sets 33-68 are the text words for the health care condition within the scope of a Group.

Set 69 is the result of the scope search combining all sets with OR


#1 MeSH descriptor Pregnancy explode all trees
#2 MeSH descriptor Pregnancy Complications explode all trees
#3 MeSH descriptor Fetal Therapies explode all trees
#4 MeSH descriptor Labor Pain explode all trees
#5 MeSH descriptor Infant, Newborn explode all trees
#6 MeSH descriptor Fetus explode all trees
#7 MeSH descriptor Fetal Development explode all trees
#8 MeSH descriptor Extraembryonic Membranes explode all trees
#9 MeSH descriptor Heart Rate, Fetal explode all trees
#10 MeSH descriptor Placenta explode all trees
#11 MeSH descriptor Placental Function Tests explode all trees
#12 MeSH descriptor Umbilical Cord explode all trees
#13 MeSH descriptor Prenatal Diagnosis explode all trees
#14 MeSH descriptor Uterine Monitoring explode all trees
#15 MeSH descriptor Pelvimetry explode all trees
#16 MeSH descriptor Fetal Monitoring explode all trees
#17 MeSH descriptor Obstetrical Nursing explode all trees
#18 MeSH descriptor Oxytocics explode all trees
#19 MeSH descriptor Tocolytic Agents explode all trees
#20 MeSH descriptor Tocolysis explode all trees
#21 MeSH descriptor Anesthesia, Obstetrical explode all trees
#22 MeSH descriptor Obstetric Surgical Procedures explode all trees
#23 MeSH descriptor Maternal Health Services explode all trees
#24 MeSH descriptor Maternal-Child Nursing explode all trees
#25 MeSH descriptor Analgesia, Obstetrical explode all trees
#26 MeSH descriptor Midwifery explode all trees
#27 MeSH descriptor Perinatal Care explode all trees
#28 MeSH descriptor Parity explode all trees
#29 MeSH descriptor Apgar Score explode all trees
#30 MeSH descriptor Postpartum Period explode all trees
#31 MeSH descriptor Breast Feeding explode all trees
#32 MeSH descriptor Milk, Human explode all trees


#33 pregnan* in All Fields in all products
#34 fetus in All Fields in all products
#35 foetus in All Fields in all products
#36 fetal in All Fields in all products
#37 foetal in All Fields in all products
#38 newborn in All Fields in all products
#39 "new born"
#40 birth or childbirth in All Fields in all products
#41 labor or laboring in All Fields in all products
#42 labour* in All Fields in all products
#43 antepart* in All Fields in all products
#44 prenatal* in All Fields in all products
#45 antenatal* in All Fields in all products
#46 perinatal* in All Fields in all products
#47 postnatal* in All Fields in all products
#48 postpart* in All Fields in all products
#49 caesar* in All Fields in all products
#50 cesar* in All Fields in all products
#51 obstetric* in All Fields in all products
#52 oxytoci* in All Fields in all products
#53 tocoly* in All Fields in all products
#54 placenta* in All Fields in all products
#55 prostaglandin in All Fields in all products
#56 parturi* in All Fields in all products
#57 preeclamp* in All Fields in all products
#58 pre next eclamp* in All Fields in all products
#59 eclamp* in All Fields in all products
#60 intrapart* in All Fields in all products
#61 puerper* in All Fields in all products
#62 episiotom* in All Fields in all products
#63 amnio* in All Fields in all products
#64 matern* in All Fields in all products
#65 gestation* in All Fields in all products
#66 lactati* in All Fields in all products
#67 breastfe* in All Fields in all products
#68 breast next fe* in All Fields in all products


#69 (#1 OR #2 OR #3 OR #4 OR #5 OR #6 OR #7 OR #8 OR #9 OR #10 OR #11 OR #12 OR #13 OR #14 OR #15 OR #16 OR #17 OR #18 OR #19 OR #20 OR #21 OR #22 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 OR #38 OR #39 OR #40 OR #41 OR #42 OR #43 OR #44 OR #45 OR #46 OR #47 OR #48 OR #49 OR #50 OR #51 OR #52 OR #53 OR #54 OR #55 OR #56 OR #57 OR #58 OR #59 OR #60 OR #61 OR #62 OR #63 OR #64 OR #65 OR #66 OR #67 OR #68)