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The Search Strategy for the Dementia and CI in SSA Project

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1. prevalence.mp. or exp PREVALENCE/

2. exp INCIDENCE/ or incidence.mp.

3. exp EPIDEMIOLOGY/ or epidemiology.mp.

4. 1 or 2 or 3

5. cognition.mp. or exp COGNITION/

6. (mild adj2 cognitive impairment).af.

7. cognitive defect.mp. or exp cognitive defect/

8. cognitive impairment.mp.

9. mild cognitive impairment.mp. or exp mild cognitive impairment/

10. (cognitive adj5 decline).af.

11. (decline adj5 cognition).af.

12. (cognitive adj5 impairment).af.

13. (impaired adj5 cognition).af.

14. exp PICK PRESENILE DEMENTIA/ or exp HIV ASSOCIATED DEMENTIA/ or exp PRESENILE DEMENTIA/ or exp SENILE DEMENTIA/ or exp FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA/ or exp SEMANTIC DEMENTIA/ or exp "MIXED DEPRESSION AND DEMENTIA"/ or exp FRONTAL VARIANT FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA/ or exp DEMENTIA/ or dementia.mp. or exp MULTIINFARCT DEMENTIA/

15. dement*.af.

16. (vascular adj5 dementia).af.

17. (senile adj2 dementia).af.

18. (presenile adj2 dementia).af.

19. (multiinfarct adj2 dementia).af.

20. (frontotemporal adj2 dementia).af.

21. (HIV adj2 associated adj2 dementia).af.

22. exp ALZHEIMER DISEASE/ or alzheimers.mp.

23. (Alzheimer* adj2 disease).af.

24. Alzheimer*.af.

25. exp ANTEROGRADE AMNESIA/ or exp TRANSIENT GLOBAL AMNESIA/ or exp AMNESIA/ or exp RETROGRADE AMNESIA/ or exp DISSOCIATIVE AMNESIA/ or amnesia.mp.

26. exp MEMORY DISORDER/

27. (memory adj2 loss).af.

28. (amnestic adj2 disorder).af.

29. amnes*.af.

30. exp CONFUSION/ or exp ACUTE CONFUSION/ or confusion.mp.

31. confus*.af.

32. 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 or 11 or 12 or 13 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17 or 18 or 19 or 20 or 21 or 22 or 23 or 24 or 25 or 26 or 27 or 28 or 29 or 30 or 31

33. 4 and 32

34. exp "AFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA"/ or exp SOUTH AFRICA/ or exp AFRICA/ or exp CENTRAL AFRICA/ or africa.mp.

35. africa south of the sahara.mp.

36. south africa.mp.

37. central africa.mp.

38. east africa.mp.

39. west africa.mp.

40. (black* or negro* or hottentot* or bantu* or African*).af.

41. (Angola or Benin or Botswana or Burkino Faso or Burundi or Central African Republic or Chad or Congo or Cote D Ivoire or Democratic Republic of the Congo or Djibouti or Ethiopia or Eritrea or Equatorial Guinea or Gabon or Gambia or Ghana or Guinea or Guinea-Bissau or Kenya or Lesotho or Liberia or Malawi or Mali or Mauritania or Mozambique or Namibia or Niger or Nigeria or Rwanda or Senegal or Sierra Leone or Somalia or South Africa or Sudan or Swaziland or Tanzania or Togo or Uganda or united Replublic of Cameroon or Zaire or Zambia or Zimbabwe).tw.

42. (Angola or Benin or Botswana or Burkino Faso or Burundi or Central African Republic or Chad or Congo or Cote D Ivoire or Democratic Republic of the Congo or Djibouti or Ethiopia or Eritrea or Equatorial Guinea or Gabon or Gambia or Ghana or Guinea or Guinea-Bissau or Kenya or Lesotho or Liberia or Malawi or Mali or Mauritania or Mozambique or Namibia or Niger or Nigeria or Rwanda or Senegal or Sierra Leone or Somalia or South Africa or Sudan or Swaziland or Tanzania or Togo or Uganda or united Replublic of Cameroon or Zaire or Zambia or Zimbabwe).cp.

43. 34 or 35 or 36 or 37 or 38 or 39 or 40 or 41 or 42

44. ((central or south* or east* or west*) adj Africa*).tw.

45. 43 or 44

46. sub?saharan.tw.

47. 45 or 46

48. 33 and 47

49. geriatrics.mp. or exp GERIATRICS/

50. (geriatric* or elder*).af.

51. (old* adj5 age*).mp.

52. 49 or 50 or 51

53. 48 and 52

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Contact

For further information about the project, please contact:

Dr Angelique Mavrodaris,
Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health

Email: A.Mavrodaris@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)24 7657 5207

Health Sciences Research Division
Warwick Medical School
Gibbet Hill Road
CV4 7AL