Guidance for conducting systematic scoping reviews

Peters, Micah D.J., Godfrey, Christina M., Khalil, Hanan, McInerney, Patricia, Parker, Deborah and Soares, Cassia Baldini (2015) Guidance for conducting systematic scoping reviews. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13 3: 141-146. doi:10.1097/XEB.0000000000000050

Author Peters, Micah D.J.
Godfrey, Christina M.
Khalil, Hanan
McInerney, Patricia
Parker, Deborah
Soares, Cassia Baldini
Title Guidance for conducting systematic scoping reviews
Journal name International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-1595
Publication date 2015-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/XEB.0000000000000050
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 13
Issue 3
Start page 141
End page 146
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Wolters Kluwer Health
Language eng
Abstract Reviews of primary research are becoming more common as evidence-based practice gains recognition as the benchmark for care, and the number of, and access to, primary research sources has grown. One of the newer review types is the 'scoping review'. In general, scoping reviews are commonly used for 'reconnaissance' - to clarify working definitions and conceptual boundaries of a topic or field. Scoping reviews are therefore particularly useful when a body of literature has not yet been comprehensively reviewed, or exhibits a complex or heterogeneous nature not amenable to a more precise systematic review of the evidence. While scoping reviews may be conducted to determine the value and probable scope of a full systematic review, they may also be undertaken as exercises in and of themselves to summarize and disseminate research findings, to identify research gaps, and to make recommendations for the future research. This article briefly introduces the reader to scoping reviews, how they are different to systematic reviews, and why they might be conducted. The methodology and guidance for the conduct of systematic scoping reviews outlined below was developed by members of the Joanna Briggs Institute and members of five Joanna Briggs Collaborating Centres.
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