Table 1

Search strategy and results of the systematic literature search, with total number of unique articles per database

MeSH or text words*MEDLINEPubMedCINAHLEMBASESport DiscusScopusCCTRCDSRReferences
1 and 6269/269/17170/2/0177/87/024/3/01/1/0193/3/06/0/01/0/0
1 and 74/1/037/4/00/0/010/0/00/0/028/0/00/0/00/0/0
1 and 81/1/ 01/0/01/0/0278/57/01/0/0224/3/00/0/01/0/0
1 and 91053/860/4545/93/12/0/01542/647/018/1/0636/28/023/0/040/39/0
1 and 10133/0/0487/62/03/0/034/0/00/0/0120/0/01/0/03/0/0
2 and (3 OR 4) and 647/0/03/0/04/0/02/0/01/0/018/1/00/0/02/0/0
2 and (3 OR 4) and 72/1/00/0/05/0/00/0/02/0/06/1/00/0/00/0/0
2 and (3 OR 4) and 80/0/00/0/06/0/012/2/03/0/022/3/00/0/02/0/0
2 and (3 OR 4) and 9195/167/325/1/07/0/0147/64/04/0/090/19/06/1/08/6/0
2 and (3 OR 4) and 104/0/019/4/08/0/00/0/05/0/00/0/00/0/01/1/0
5 and 639/9/038/0/09/0/07/0/06/0/041/0/00/0/01/0/0
5 and 70/0/015/3/010/0/01/1/07/0/06/1/00/0/00/0/0
5 and 80/0/01/1/011/0/049/4/08/0/056/3/00/0/01/0/0
5 and 958/14/076/8/012/0/0112/20/09/0/085/5/00/0/01/0/0
5 and 102/0/057/3/013/0/00/0/010/0/02/2/00/0/00/0/0
1 and (6 OR 7 OR 8 OR 9 OR 10) and 1175/0/029/0/014/0/063/0/011/0/048/0/02/0/011/0/0
2 and (3 OR 4) and (6 OR 7 OR 8 OR 9 OR 10) and 1128/0/01/0/015/0/03/0/012/0/09/3/00/0/02/0/0
5 and (6 OR 7 OR 8 OR 9 OR 10) and 114/0/03/0/016/0/04/0/013/0/05/4/00/0/01/0/0
Individual Database Totals1914/1322/241507/181/1183/87/02288/798/026/2/01589/76/038/1/075/46/08/8/4
No. of articles included in systematic review2410000004
  • Cell values represent potentially relevant/unique (eg, not a duplicate)/included in systematic review.

  • *1=Groin (MeSH), 2=hip (MeSH), 3=adductor (tw), 4=flexor (tw), 5=osteitis pubis (tw), 6=athletic injuries (MeSH), 7=sprain, 8=strain (MeSH), 9=sport injur×(tw), 10=injur×(tw), 11=wounds and injuries (MeSH), 12=risk factors (MeSH); CCTR, Cochrane central register of controlled trials; CDSR, Cochrane database for systematic and complete reviews; CINAHL, Cumulative index to nursing and allied health literature; EMBASE, Excerpta medical databases; MeSH, medical subject heading; tw, text word.