Table 1

Systematic review search strategies for selected databases

DatabaseSearch strategy
EBSCO: CINAHL Complete, APA PsycArticles, APA PsycInfo, SPORTDiscus(“social prescribing” or “social prescription”) AND (older adults or elderly or geriatric or geriatrics or aging or senior or seniors or older people or aged 65 or 65+or aged)
Epistemonikos(title:(“social prescription”) OR abstract:(“social prescription”)) OR (title:(“social prescribing”) OR abstract:(“social prescribing”)) AND (title:(aged OR older OR elderly OR senior) OR abstract:(aged OR older OR elderly OR senior))
OVID Medline, Embase, Cochrane Controlled Trials and Cochrane Database of Systematic Review(social OR social AND ( OR OR OR older OR Aging/ OR aged/ or “aged, 80 and over”/ or frail elderly/ or middle aged/)
Google Scholarallintitle: aged OR older OR senior OR elderly “social prescribing” and allintitle: aged OR older OR senior OR elderly “social prescription”
  • The original search was conducted in December 2021 and updated on 24 March 2022.

  • APA, american psychological association; CINAHL, Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health.