Scoping Review Methods

    A scoping review on the conduct and reporting of scoping reviews

    Tricco AC, Lillie E, Zarin W, O'Brien K, Colquhoun H, Kastner M, Levac D, Ng C, Sharpe JP, Wilson K, Kenny M, Warren R, Wilson C, Stelfox HT, Straus SE. A scoping review on the conduct and reporting of scoping reviews. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016;16:15. DOI: 10.1186/s12874-016-0116-4

    Impact:

    • Variability in the conduct and reporting of scoping reviews was observed.
    • In general, the methodological rigour of scoping reviews could be improved and the methods guidance published in 2015 by the Joanna Briggs Institute should help to address this.
    • Further research on scoping review methodology is warranted, and in particular, there is a need for a reporting guideline and checklist to standardize the reporting of scoping reviews, which is currently in development.

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    Funding:

    Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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    Date : 27 Oct 2017