Table 1

Detailed search terms
Database Search terms
SPORTDiscus SU (physical activit* OR physical fitness OR motor skills OR exercise OR physical education) AND SU (preschool OR child* OR nursery OR kindergarten OR child care OR daycare center) AND SU (intervention OR prevention Or promotion)
Limiters - Peer Reviewed; Language: English
Number of references retrieved: 446
Web of science (TS = (physical activit* OR exercise OR motor skill* OR physical fitness OR physical education) AND TS = (preschool OR nursery OR kindergarten OR child* OR child care OR daycare center) AND TS = (intervention OR prevention OR promotion) NOT TS = (disabilit* OR disorder* OR cancer OR violence OR abuse OR clinical OR cerebral palsy OR Down syndrome OR patient OR asthma OR alcohol OR injur* OR HIV OR AIDS OR surger* OR delayed OR smoking OR Sickle Cell OR retardation OR pregnancy OR aggress*)) AND Language = (English) AND Document Types = (Article)
Number of references retrieved. 4186
PsycINFO su(physical activit* OR physical education OR physical fitness OR motor skills OR exercise) AND su(child* OR preschool OR nursery OR daycare center OR child care OR kindergarten) AND su(intervention OR prevention OR promotion) AND (peer(yes) AND la.exact(“English”) AND age.exact(“Preschool Age (2–5 Yrs)” OR “Childhood (birth-12 Yrs)”) AND po.exact(“human”))
Number of references retrieved: 1017
ERIC su(physical activit* OR physical fitness OR physical education OR motor skills OR exercise) AND su(preschool OR daycare center OR child care OR child* OR nursery OR kindergarten) AND su(intervention OR prevention OR promotion) AND (peer(yes) AND la.exact(“English”) AND lv(“early childhood education” OR “kindergarten” OR “preschool education”))
Number of references retrieved: 108

Note: *Truncation = the word inflection suffixes have been left out of the string.

Mehtälä et al.

Mehtälä et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014 11:22   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-22

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