Månedens artikel, ved Pia Jeppesen
Reference: Pollock D, Tricco AC, Peters MDJ, Mclnerney PA, Khalil H, Godfrey CM, Alexander LA, Munn Z. Methodological quality, guidance, and tools in scoping reviews: a scoping review protocol. JBI Evid Synth. 2022 Apr 1;20(4):1098-1105. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-20-00570. PMID: 34446668.
Scoping reviews have become very popular in the recent years although they have been criticized for variations in methodology. This paper provides a clear guidance in how to develop a robust and detailed scoping review protocol as the first stage of the scoping review process.
Usually, the reason for conducting a scoping review include one or several of the following aims: to identify the available types of evidence in the field; to clarify key concepts and definitions in the literature; to examine how research is conducted on the topic; to prepare for a systematic review; and to identify and analyze knowledge gaps. The objective is not to make analytical comparisons based on pooled data but rather to describe the evidence, concepts, methods, and gaps of knowledge in the given research field. This paper present guidance developed by members of the JBI Scoping Review Methodology Group based on their previous experience and expertise in developing scoping review. The authors present recommended items to be reported and map these against the items in the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) Protocols Checklist. You can read more about scoping reviews on the following sites: