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Table 1 Search strategy: using medical search headings (MeSH) “Pilates” and “Low Back Pain”, and search term “Review”

From: Effectiveness of Pilates exercise in treating people with chronic low back pain: a systematic review of systematic reviews

Database Date Range Fields
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) 1970–2012 Title, Abstract, or Word in Subject Heading
Cochrane Library 1800–2012 Title, Abstract or Keyword
Medline 1928–2012 Title, Abstract or Keyword
Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) 1928–2012 Title and Abstract
 Medical and Health Complete 1928–2012 Title, Abstract, or Subject Heading
 Nursing and Allied Health Source
 Research Library
Scopus 1960–2012 Title, Abstract, or Keyword
Sport Discus 1975–2012 Title, Abstract, or Keyword
Web of Science 1977–2012 Topic or Title