Table 1

Electronic search procedure

Electronic databasesSearch terms (MeSH and keywords)
Scopus
PubMed
EMBASE
Cochrane Library
MeSH:
“Quality of Life”, OR “Health-Related Quality of Life”
Boolean operator and keywords:
OR HRQOL
OR Health-Related Quality of Life
OR Life Quality
AND
MeSH:
“Spinal Stenosis”
Boolean operator and keywords:
OR Constriction, Pathologic
OR Lumbar Vertebrae
OR Spinal Canal
OR Spinal Diseases
  • MeSH, Medical Subject Heading.