Table 1

Stepped PubMed/EBSCO host search strategy with the number of studies

StepStrategyPubMedEBSCO
#17Search (#11) AND (#16)39059
#16Search (#12) OR (#13) OR (#14) OR (#15)2389918522
#15Search ‘preventing’ [TIAB]4916996
#14Search ‘preventive’ [TIAB]23732143
#13Search ‘prevent’ [TIAB]82191660
#12Search ‘prevention’ [TIAB]129561367
#11Search(#5) AND (#10)41512185
#10Search (#6) OR (#7) OR (#8) OR (#9)7305262290
#9Search ‘female’ [TIAB]1498115682
#8Search ‘training’ [TIAB]980624398
#7Search ‘neuromuscular’ [TIAB]14122278
#6Search ‘prospective’ [TIAB]5069220738
#5Search (#1) OR (#2) OR (#3) OR (#4)1248053232
#4Search ‘ACL’ [TIAB]4111001
#3Search ‘anterior cruciate ligament’ [TIAB]5544001
#2Search ‘knee’ [TIAB]482717026
#1Search ‘injury’ [TIAB]7824 33140
  • Date were limited from 1 January 1995 to 31 December 2011. Language was limited in English. Species were limited in humans. Sex was limited in female. CINAHL, MEDLINE and SPORT Discus were included in the EBSCO search.

  • TIAB, title and abstract.