Education Scoping Project
Chiropractic education and training of students and graduates worldwide: a scoping review
Abstract (current draft)
Objective: The purpose of this scoping review will be to identify and describe the available evidence on chiropractic education and training.
Introduction: Education and training of the health workforce is critical to reaching community and population health goals. Chiropractic educational programs aim to train chiropractors to practice in a safe and effective manner in a variety of healthcare environments. However, the breadth and depth of evidence on chiropractic education and training is not known. A better understanding of the chiropractic education literature will inform education research priorities, the development of chiropractic programs, and education benchmarking.
Inclusion criteria: This scoping review will consider research studies, discussion papers, and reports in the indexed literature, as well as the gray literature from training programs and accrediting bodies. Literature describing any setting that provides education and training for chiropractic students or graduate chiropractors in any country will be included.
Methods: This review will follow JBI scoping review methodology and the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses extension for Scoping Reviews. The databases to be searched include PubMed, Scopus, Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Index to Chiropractic Literature, Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde, and Educational Resources Information Center from their inception. Sources published in English or that can be translated into English will be considered. Two reviewers will independently screen records using predefined eligibility criteria and extract data using piloted tables. A third reviewer will referee any conflicts. Results will be presented in tables or diagrams and include a narrative summary.
Keywords: Benchmarking; Chiropractic; Health Occupations; Health Workforce; Professional Education
Scoping Review Resources:
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The primary purpose of this Step 1 training for our Chiropractic Education Research Scoping Review is to make sure everyone is on the same page with inclusion/exclusion and data extraction and to help everyone feel more comfortable with using the process and tools. Overall, everyone did very well. The amount of agreement on some of the items was outstanding! We are looking forward to finishing the training so we can get started on the scoping review!
This is a report of our findings for Step 2 training for our Chiropractic Education Research Scoping Review (that was due August 6). The primary purpose of this training is to give you feedback and to make sure everyone is on the same page with inclusion/exclusion and data extraction using the Topic Tool. This will also help everyone feel more comfortable with using the process and tools. We are looking forward to finishing the training so we can get started on the scoping review using Covidence! Thank you all for your participation!
This is a report of our findings for Step 3 training for our Chiropractic Education Research Scoping Review (that was due August 13). As the authorship team, we continue to improve. The scores on the inclusion/exclusion exercise are fantastic. The categorization using the Topic Tool is improving as well. Please read through the report, which contains helpful information about the Topic Tool, so that we may continue to improve in our next exercise.