CIHR Profiles Paper by Dr. Kelly O’Brien on Scoping Reviews
CIHR profiles resources to help provide a better understanding of knowledge synthesis. http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/36331.html. In one article, authors propose recommendations to clarify and enhance scoping study methodology using examples from the field of rehabilitation (Levac D, Colquhoun H, and O’Brien KK. Scoping studies: advancing the methodology. Implementation Science 2010, 5:69). Used in combination with the original Arksey and O’Malley framework (Arksey H, O’Malley L: Scoping studies: Towards a Methodological Framework. Int J Soc Res Methodol 2005, 8:19-32) these resources may be helpful to those interested in conducting a scoping study.