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Table 1 Demographics and search characteristics

From: The yield and usefulness of PAIN+ and PubMed databases for accessing research evidence on pain management: a randomized crossover trial

Sample Characteristics n (%)
 n 77 (100)
 Physicians 12 (16)
 Nurses 27 (35)
 Physiotherapists 21 (27)
 Occupational Therapists 10 (13)
 Psychologists 7 (10)
Search Characteristics
 Number of professionals who used Boolean searches 27
 Number of unique search terms used 45
 Total number of searches performed 308
Number of original research articles retrieved
 Total 4294
 PubMed – multidisciplinary 1135
 PAIN+ − multidisciplinary 715
 PubMed - discipline-specific 1398
 PAIN+ − discipline-specific 1046
 Preference for electronic database in % (PubMed: PAIN+:No preference) p = 0.02
 For multidisciplinary scenario 48: 39: 13
 For discipline-specific scenario 29: 52: 19