You may find that you need to amend your search depending on the number and quality of the references you retrieve the first time around.
Skim-read the titles and abstracts of the articles your initial search has retrieved to see what authors are saying about your topic. Are there any terms you haven't thought of?
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This glossary contains definitions for the 'jargon' words often used in health related research
TLAP Care and Support Jargon Buster - A-Z directory of plain English definitions of the most commonly used words and phrases in health and social care.