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:
e.g. If you want to retrieve the SF-36 instrument description, you have to type : “SF-36”
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
e.g. PedsQL will be considered as two different words: Peds and QL
If you are subscribed to at least one of our databases, you can access to the Advanced Search page.
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.
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:
To refine your search strategy, you have to select a type of content:
Once you select one type of content, specific search criteria will be added on the left column accordingly.
Example: To search for questionnaires developed by a specific author
-Select PROQOLID™ content
- In criteria “Authors”, choose the name of developer
Results: Listing of instruments by developer
Example: For which drug has the SF-36® been included in the approval drug labeling?
-Select PROLABELS™ content
- In criteria “Instrument”, select the SF-36®
Results: List of studies in which SF-36® has been mentioned.
Example: Search for all guidances published in Asthma by FDA
-Select PROINSIGHT™ content
- In criteria “Therapeutic indication”, choose Asthma
- In criteria “Agency”, choose FDA
Results: List of all Asthma guidances published by FDA.
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.