Table 1

Search Strategy conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL

Ovid MEDLINE(R) 1966 to April Week 2 2006

EMBASE 1988 to 2006 Week 16

CINAHL – Cumulative Index to Nursing, Allied Health Literature 1982 to April Week 3 2006


Exp Randomized Controlled Trials/

Randomized Controlled Trial/

exp Clinical Trials/

Exp Random Allocation/

exp Randomization/

exp Random Assignment/

Exp Controlled Clinical Trials/

Clinical Trial/

exp Double-Blind Studies/

Exp Clinical Trials/

exp CONTROL/

exp Single-Blind Studies/

Exp Double-Blind Method/

exp Control Group/

exp Comparative Studies/

Exp Single-Blind Method/

exp Case Control Study/

exp Prospective Studies/

Exp Evaluation Studies/

Double Blind Procedure/

exp Concurrent Prospective Studies/

Exp Intervention Studies/

Single Blind Procedure/

exp Pilot Studies/

Exp Cohort Studies/

exp Comparative Study/

exp Validation Studies/

Exp Prospective Studies/

exp Prospective Study/

exp INTERVENTION TRIALS/

Exp Longitudinal Studies/

exp Longitudinal Study/

random$.tw.

Exp Follow-Up Studies/

exp Pilot Study/

(intervention$ adj5 stud$).tw.

Exp Epidemiologic Studies/

exp Evaluation/

(random$ or alloc$ or assign$).ti, ab.

Exp Multicenter Studies/

exp "Types of Study"/

exp Preventive Trials/

validation studies.tw.

exp Cohort Analysis/

or/1–14

random$.tw.

exp Follow Up/

exp SCHOOLS/

(intervention$ adj5 stud$).tw.

Multicenter Study/

exp Schools, Elementary/

(random$ or alloc$ or assign$).ti, ab.

Validation Process/

exp Schools, Middle/

or/1–18

random$.tw.

exp Schools, Secondary/

Exp Schools/

(intervention$ adj5 stud$).tw.

exp students, high school/

Exp Health Promotion/

(random$ or alloc$ or assign$).ti, ab.

exp Health Education/

Exp Health Education/

or/1–21

exp Health Promotion/

education.ti.

exp SCHOOL/

exp Sex Education/

Exp Sex Education/

exp Primary School/

exp School Health Education/

teaching.ti.

exp High School/

exp Student Health Education/

(school$ adj5 sex$ adj5 (educat$ or

exp School Health Service/

exp HIV Education/

promot$ or interven$ or teach$)).tw.

exp Health Promotion/

education.ti.

or/20–26

exp Health Education/

exp Safe Sex/

Exp Africa/

education.ti.

(school$ adj5 sex$ adj5 (educat$ or promot$ or interven$ or teach$)).tw.

Exp Sexually Transmitted Diseases/

exp Sexual Education/

or/16–28

Exp HIV/

Education Program/

exp "Africa South of the Sahara"/

Exp HIV Infections/

teaching.ti.

exp Sexually Transmitted Diseases/

Exp Sexual Behavior/

(school$ adj5 sex$ adj5 (educat$ or promot$ or interven$ or teach$)).tw.

exp CHLAMYDIA INFECTIONS/

Exp Unsafe Sex/

or/23–33

exp CHLAMYDIA/

Exp Gonorrhea/

exp AFRICA/

exp Chlamydia Trachomatis/

Exp Chlamydia/

exp "Africa South of the Sahara"/

exp GONORRHEA/

(sex$ adj3 behaviour$).tw.

35 or 36

exp Human Immunodeficiency Virus/

(sex$ adj3 transmit$ adj3 (disease$ or infection$)).tw.

exp Sexually Transmitted Disease/

exp HIV Infections/

or/29–37

exp Human Immunodeficiency Virus

exp Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/

19 and 27 and 28 and 38

Infection/

(sex$ adj3 transmit$ adj3 (disease$ or infection$)).tw.

limit 39 to yr = "1986 – 2006"

exp CHLAMYDIASIS/

or/32–40

limit 40 to "all child (0 to 18 years)"

exp GONORRHEA/

15 and 30 and 31 and 41

exp SYPHILIS/

limit 42 to yr = "1986 – 2006"

exp TRICHOMONIASIS/

limit 43 to (child <6 to 12 years > or adolescence <13 to 18 years>)

exp Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome/

exp Sexual Behavior/

(sex$ adj3 behaviour$).tw.

(sex$ adj3 transmit$ adj3 (disease$ or infection$)).tw.

or/38–47

22 and 34 and 37 and 48

limit 49 to (school child <7 to 12 years> or adolescent <13 to 17 years>)


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