Extraction of results for a scoping review should include extraction of all data relevant to inform the scoping review objective/s and question/s. Charting table or forms may be used (see Appendix 11.1 for a template tool). A descriptive summary of the main results organized based on the review inclusion criteria must be included. Examples of extraction fields are identified below.


Citation details should be consistent throughout the document. The citation details include the name of the first author (Vancouver referencing style) and year of publication.


A clear description of the objective of the paper should be stated.

Participants (characteristics/total number)

The defining characteristics of the participants in included sources should be provided. This includes demographic details and total numbers.


Data from included sources of evidence in relation to the concept should be extracted and mapped. The concept examined by the scoping review will vary depending on the review, and should be clearly articulated to guide the scope and breadth of the inquiry. This may include details that pertain to the “interventions” and/or “phenomena of interest” that would be explained in greater detail in a systematic review. Outcomes may also be a component of a scoping review’s “Concept”. If outcomes of interest are to be explained, they should be linked closely to the objective and the purpose for undertaking the scoping review.


Details of the context, such as location of care (acute, primary health care, community, long term care, etc.) or a particular geographical location, should be described. Cultural, social, ethnic, or gender factors may be relevant.

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