Table 1

Literature search strategies and results using PubMed and EBSCO

StepStrategyPubMedEBSCO
#17Search (#11) AND (#16)43293
#16Search (#12) OR (#13) OR (#14) OR (#15)25 69046 368
#15Search ‘preventing’ [TIAB]54801383
#14Search ‘preventive’ [TIAB]24752409
#13Search ‘prevent’ [TIAB]89122456
#12Search ‘prevention’ [TIAB]14 21816 928
#11Search(#5) AND (#10)45633923
#10Search (#6) OR (#7) OR (#8) OR (#9)75 15778 807
#9Search ‘female’ [TIAB]14 10127 891
#8Search ‘training’ [TIAB]12 77729 002
#7Search ‘neuromuscular’ [TIAB]15722875
#6Search ‘prospective’ [TIAB]50 70422 190
#5Search (#1) OR (#2) OR (#3) OR (#4)13 27861 295
#4Search ‘ACL’ [TIAB]5031256
#3Search ‘anterior cruciate ligament’ [TIAB]6204430
#2Search ‘knee’ [TIAB]567918 631
#1Search ‘injury’ [TIAB]789039 534
  • Language was limited in English. Species were limited in humans. Sex was limited in female. The search period was set from 1 January 1995 to 1 September 2015. MEDLINE was used for a journal category selection for the PubMEd. CINAHL, MEDLINE and SPORTDiscus were included in the EBSCO search.

  • TIAB, title and abstract.