Table 1

Medline search strategy using Medline subject headings (MeSH) and textwords (tw)

StepSearchResults (1966–2000)
MeSH terms are assigned by Medline on the basis of subject content. Textword strategy will retrieve any article that includes the word in the title or abstract, if the abstract is included in Medline.
1Osteoarthritis (MeSH) and knee or arthritis (tw)1653
2Exercise (MeSH) or physical training (tw)69
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