Does a personalized telephone follow-up by a pharmacist assist people who have missed refilling their prescriptions in taking diabetes medicines by resolving medication adherence challenges?
|P = Patient, problem, population||Diabetes, missed refill|
|I = Intervention||Phone call from pharmacist|
|C = Comparison||None|
|O = Outcome(s)||Medication adherence|
Consider synonyms to broaden your search.
|Diabetes, missed refill||Phone call||Pharmacist|
Do we need diabetes? Would you be interested in any chronic disease?
Truncation and Wildcards
You can use the truncation symbol (*) as a substitute for any string of zero or more characters in your search term. For example, the search migrat* retrieves any record containing "migrated," "migration," "migratory," "migratory-species," etc.
You can use the wildcard symbol (?) as a substitute for one character or none. For example, the search m*donald retrieves records containing "McDonald" or "MacDonald".
The truncation and wildcard symbols can be used anywhere in your search term, except as the first character.
1. Search subject indexes - Use more than one.
2. Identify reviews - General reviews, systematic reviews, scoping reviews, etc.
3. Search for ancestors - Look at the references cited in the paper.
4. Search for descendants - Use Scopus or Web of Science to see who has cited the article.
5. Identify key documents - Use Scopus or Web of Science to see the most cited papers.
6. Current awareness - Set up alerts in different databases or use JournalsTOCs.
Linda G. Ackerson. “Basing reference service on scientific communication: toward a more effective model for science graduate students” (1996) Reference Quarterly, 36: 248-257.
To find databases for different topics use the Subjects A-Z list.
|North American emphasis. Created by National Library of Medicine in U.S. About 5,600 journals.||European (Asian) Emphasis. Created by Elsevier, a publisher in the Netherlands. About 8,300 journals|
|Different interfaces: e.g. OVID, PubMed||Indexes more drug journals than Medline and has more drug indexing terms.|
|Good coverage of alternative medicine|
You need to search each database separately because the controlled vocabulary can be very different from one to the other.
E.g. A search for drug-induced liver injury -
More information about the differences: http://libguides.fiu.edu/c.php?g=160191&p=1047492
Characteristics: 55+ year old female patient, postmenopausal. She was assessed for the presence of osteoporosis. Decision made to begin a therapeutic regimen of a bisphosphonate to prevent onset of osteoporosis. Patient is reluctant to take the medication because a friend of hers was given a drug for her osteoporosis and her jaw became very sore and some of her teeth became loose.
What do we need to know?
Topic -> question
P= Patient, problem, population
Female, post-menopausal, at risk of osteoporosis
I = Intervention
Osteoporosis prevention, assess/evaluate the. risk of jaw necrosis
Things to consider before searching information resources:
List synonyms for: conditions, drugs, etc.
Community Based Research and Ethics of Research with People who Use Illicit Drugs.
A possible search strategy. Needs work. All keywords because there are no acceptable MeSH.
CBR or CBPR or Community-Based Research* or Community-based adj2 research* or Cooperative behav* or Community adj2 research* or Participatory adj2 research* or Collaborative research* or Community-engaged research* or Action research* or Action Science or Community Development* or Community Organi* or Community Partner* or Community Particip* or Community-led research or Community-led or User-led adj2 research or User-led or Community Collaborat* or Collaborative inquiry or Community Involve* or Involving Communit* or Community Empower* or Empowering Communit* or Community driven or Community-driven or consumer involve* or involving consumer or community action or Community-action