Figure 1.

Summary of literature search and review for eligible articles (# indicates citations or articles at each step). Notes: 1 Search strategy used for PubMed was as follows: ((minority groups [mh] OR ethnic groups [mh] OR urban health [mh] OR urban population [mh] OR minority [tiab] OR urban [tiab] OR inner-city [tiab] OR black* [tiab] OR african american* [tiab] OR mexican* [tiab] OR native* [tiab] OR indian* [tiab] OR latina [tiab] OR latino [tiab]) AND (nurs* [tiab] OR physician* [tiab] OR health professional* [tiab] OR health care provider* [tiab] OR health personnel [mh]) AND (randomized controlled trial [pt] OR controlled clinical trial [pt] OR randomized controlled trials [mh] OR random allocation [mh] OR double-blind method [mh] OR single-blind method [mh]) NOT (animal [mh] NOT human [mh])) OR ((cultura* [tiab] OR multicultural [tiab] OR transcultural [tiab] OR divers* [tiab] OR cultural diversity [mh] OR transcultural nursing [mh] OR ethnic [tw] OR minority [tw]) AND (competen* [tiab] OR sensitiv* [tiab] OR attitude* [tiab] OR experience [tiab] OR knowledge [tiab]) AND (education [mh] OR ed [sh] OR educat* [tiab] OR train* [tiab] OR curriculum [tiab]) AND (nurs* [tiab] OR physician* [tiab] OR health professional* [tiab] OR health care provider* [tiab] OR student* [tiab])) AND eng [la] AND 1980:2003 [dp] NOT review [pt] 2 The most common reasons for exclusion were that the abstract was not relevant to minority health (n = 1876) and that the article did not describe an intervention (n = 1655).

Beach et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:104   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-104
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