Medical indications for Auriculotherapy - Search strategies

Published: 6 April 2018| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/xzhdp2drkm.1
Andreia Vieira,


Searches were conducted by two independent researchers following consultation with a health sciences librarian who assisted in development of the overall search strategy, and the identification of key MESH search terms and free terms according to the PRESS standard. Eight electronic databases were searched their inception to November 8 of 2017 and included PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO (Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection), EBMR (Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews), the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CINAHL Plus, NRC (Nursing Reference Center) and Science Direct. To ensure literature saturation, we also scanned the reference lists of included studies or relevant reviews identified through the search. The PubMed strategy was first finalized, then adapted for search in other identified databases. As well, PROSPERO was also searched for ongoing or recently related completed systematic reviews.



Universidade do Porto Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas Abel Salazar


Health Sciences, Therapeutic Procedure, File Searching, Auricle of Ear