Table 1

Search term synonyms identified in the PsychInfo database

General (PsychInfo)
Concept Chart
Concept A
Caregiver (16)
Concept B
Dementia (21)
Concept C
Positive Aspects (36)
Care partner* AIDS dementia complex/ Adaptability- too vague
Care provider * Alzheimer’s disease/ Advocacy-too vague
Caregivers/ Cognitive decline Assertiveness-to vague
Carer* Cognitive impairment/ Autonomy/
Caring behavior* Corticobasal degeneration/ Behavioural intention-too vague
Child caregiv* Creutzfeldt Jakob syndrome/ Caregiving benefit*
Elder care/ Dementia with Lewy bodies/ Caregiving competence
Familial care* Dementia*/ Caregiving gain*
 Family care partner*-redundantDysexecutive syndrome- redundant Contentment/
 Family care provider*-redundant Early onset dementia Coping behaviour-too broad
Family care* Frontotemporal dementia Emotional adjustment- not positive
Informal caregiv* Frontotemporal lobar degeneration Empowerment
Informal care* FTD- acronym, redundantEnthusiasm-Too broad
Primary caregiv* Late onset dementia External reward/
Primary family caregiv* Memory disorders/ Finding meaning
 Quality of care/ - too vague Neurodegeneration/ Gain*
 Sandwich generation caregiver*- redundant Neurodegenerative diseases/ Independence--Too broad
Spouse caregiver* Parkinson’s dementia Intention-- Too broad
Picks disease/ Internal reward/
Presenile dementia- not relevantIntrinsic behavior-not relevant
Semantic dementia/ Intrinsic motivation
Senile dementia/ Involvement- too vague
Vascular dementia Life satisfaction/
Young onset dementia Meaning/
Meaningfulness/
Motivation/
Optimism/
Persistence/
Positive aspect*
Positive caregiver experience*
Positive caregiver outcome*
Positive dimension*
Positive emotion*
Positive feeling*
Positive psychology/
Positive value-too vague
Positivism-not relevant
Posttraumatic growth/
Protective factors-too vague
Psychological Endurance – infers negative
Psychological Stress __not Positive=omitted
Quality of life-too vague/not relevant
Relationship satisfaction
Resilience/(psychological)
Rewards/
Role satisfaction/
Satisfaction/
Self-affirmation
Self-confidence/
Self-determination/
Self-efficacy/
Self-evaluation/
Self-perception/
Well-being/
  • Terms that were searched as subject heading are indicated with ‘/’. The asterisk notation indicates truncation and the search would include that term with any suffix (eg, caregiv* includes, caregiver, caregiving). Items in bold formatting were items included in final search, unbolded items were omitted.