How to Search

Simple search

The simple search field is located on the home page and on the header on each page of the website.

Any search to be done will be processed in the contents below and as per your subscription:  

  • Therapeutic areas
  • Therapeutic indications
  • Acronym of the questionnaires (PROQOLID™ content results)
  • Full name of the questionnaires (PROQOLID™ content results)
  • Brand name and INN of a drug (PROLABELS™ content results)
  • Title of a guidance (PROINSIGHT™ content results)

Additional tips:

  •  Use quotation marks to find exact terms

       e.g. If you want to retrieve the SF-36 instrument description, you have to type : “SF-36”

  • Use the wildcard operator (*) to retrieve the typed term with zero or any additional characters

       e.g. If you want to obtain the FIQ instrument description but also any other instrument which acronym begins by FIQ, you have to type fiq*, you will obtain results for at least FIQ, FIQR and FIQL

  • The simple search box is sensitive to letter case

       e.g. PedsQL will be considered as two different words: Peds and QL

Advanced search

If you are subscribed to at least one of our databases, you can access to the Advanced Search page.

Search Box

In the Advanced search page, the search box benefits from an Autocomplete functionality. When you start typing (2 characters) in the search box, the search engine will suggests words from our databases contents.

Search criteria

The AND Boolean operator is considered between each search criteria.

The OR Boolean operator is considered in between each search criteria category

The following filters are to be filled for an “Advanced Search”:

To obtain results across databases, you will have to use the following filters:

  • Therapeutic area
  • Therapeutic indication
  • Type of Outcome Assessment

To refine your search strategy, you have to select a type of content:

  • PROQOLID™
  • PROLABELS™
  • PROINSIGHT™

Once you select one type of content, specific search criteria will be added on the left column accordingly.

Examples

PROQOLID™ specific search

Example: To search for questionnaires developed by a specific author

Process/Method:

-Select PROQOLID™ content

- In criteria “Authors”, choose the name of developer

Results: Listing of instruments by developer

PROLABELS™ specific search

Example:  For which drug has the SF-36® been included in the approval drug labeling?

Process/Method:

-Select PROLABELS™ content

- In criteria “Instrument”, select the SF-36®

Results: List of studies in which SF-36® has been mentioned.

PROINSIGHT™ specific search

Example: Search for all guidances published in Asthma by FDA

Process/Method:

-Select PROINSIGHT™ content

- In criteria “Therapeutic indication”, choose Asthma

- In criteria “Agency”, choose FDA

Results: List of all Asthma guidances published by FDA.

Tips

To reset a new search, click on the “clear all” button.

Select one option at the time:  the results page is refreshed each time you select one option.