Pain control (pain management or pain measurement)
Post-operative pain (post surgical pain)
Older people (aged person, elderly etc)
Use these words to form the foundation for your search
It’s helpful to draw a concept map Concept 1 + Concept 2 + Concept 3 communication or pain management or post operative pain or patient interview pain measurement post surgical pain or consultation or pain assessment or post-operative pain
Efficient searching requires subject heading and keyword searching!
Subject heading (subject term) search:
this is a more specific way of searching where you retrieve only those records which list the subject heading for your concept
e.g. Subject heading for ‘ stroke’ will cover: cerebrovascular accident/s, cerebral vascular accident/s, CVA/s etc.
this is broader way of searching where you will retrieve records which mention your keywords but may or may not be specifically about your concept