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Table 1 Search strategy to identify studies using instruments to assess the patient-reported outcome and HRQOL in Adults undergoing tonsillectomy or tonsillotomy

From: Structured literature review of patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments in adult tonsillectomy or tonsillotomy

Database Strategy
Pubmed/MEDLINE (n = 2112) Search terms: “Tonsillectomy” AND “Quality of life” OR “Tonsillotomy” AND “Quality of Life” as well as “Tonsillectomy” AND “Outcome” OR “Tonsillotomy” AND “Outcome” in all fields. Literature from inception of the database to January 22, 2019.
Cochrane Library (n = 575) Search terms: “Tonsillectomy AND Quality of life”, “Tonsillotomy AND Quality of Life” as well as “Tonsillectomy AND Outcome”, “Tonsillotomy AND Outcome” in all fields. Literature from inception of the database to January 22, 2019.
Web of Science (n = 1753) Search terms: “Tonsillectomy AND Quality of life”, “Tonsillotomy AND Quality of Life” as well as “Tonsillectomy AND Outcome”, “Tonsillotomy AND Outcome” in all fields. Literature from inception of the database to January 22, 2019.