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Table 1 Search strategy for electronic databases

From: The effects of increased dose of exercise-based therapies to enhance motor recovery after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis

1. exp Stroke/
2. stroke.mp.
3. cerebrovascular diseas$.mp.
4. cerebral vascular diseas$.mp.
5. cerebral vascular accident$.mp.
6. cerebrovascular accident$.mp.
7. (hemipleg$ or hemipar$).mp.
8. 6 or 4 or 1 or 3 or 7 or 2 or 5
9. exp Physical Therapy Modalities/
10 physiotherapy.mp.
11. physical therapy.mp.
12. 11 or 10 or 9
13. randomized controlled trial.pt.
14. controlled clinical trial.pt.
15. randomised controlled trials.sh.
16. random allocation.sh.
17. double-blind method.sh.
18. single-blind method.sh.
19. 18 or 16 or 13 or 17 or 12 or 15 or 14
20. clinical trial.pt.
21. exp Clinical Trial/
22. ((singl$ or doubl$ or treb$ or trip$) adj25 (blind$ or mask$)).ti, ab.
23. (clin$ adj25 trial$).ti, ab.
24. placebo$.ti, ab.
25. placebo.sh.
26. random$.ti, ab.
27. research design.sh.
28. 27 or 25 or 21 or 26 or 20 or 22 or 24 or 23
29. comparative study.sh.
30. exp Evaluation Studies/
31. follow up studies.sh.
32. (contro$ or prospectiv$ or volunteer$).ti, ab.
33. 32 or 30 or 31 or 29
34. 33 or 28 or 19
35. exercis$.mp.
36. exercis$.sh.
37. exp Exercise/
38. functional strength train$.mp.
39. activities of daily living.mp.
40. neuro facilitation.mp.
41. bobath therap$.mp.
42. motor relearn$.mp.
43. rehabilitation.mp.
44. rehabilitation.sh.
45. exp Rehabilitation/
46. restoration of function$.mp.
47. 35 or 39 or 40 or 36 or 41 or 38 or 42 or 46 or 45 or 37 or 43 or 44
48. intensit$.mp.
49. intensit$.sh.
50. frequenc$.sh.
51. frequenc$.mp.
52. duration.mp.
53. duration.sh.
54. dose.mp.
55. dosage.mp.
56. amount.mp.
57. quantit$.mp.
58. how much.mp.
59. dos$.mp.
60. dosing.mp.
= .doses.mp.
62. amounts.mp.
63. 63. 50 or 53 or 57 or 61 or 51 or 58 or 48 or 59 or 52 or 60 or 56 or 49 or 62 or 54 or 55
64. 64. 8 and 63 and 34 and 12 and 47
  1. Abbreviations
  2. mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word