Conclusions

This section should begin with an overall conclusion based on the results. The conclusions drawn should match the review objective/s and question/s.

Implications of the findings for research

This sub-section of the conclusions should include clear, specific implications for future research based on gaps in knowledge identified from the results of the review. Authors may be able to make comments about the future conduct of systematic reviews that may be appropriate, or primary research in the area of interest.

Implications of the findings for practice

If implications for practice are made (note, scoping reviews do not tend to include implications for practice) this sub-section of the conclusions should refer and align to results from the scoping review that can be used to inform practice. It may not be possible to develop implications for practice from the results of a scoping review as no assessment of methodological quality and formal synthesis takes place as part of a scoping review. As such this section may be omitted.





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