PROTOCOL OF A SCOPING REVIEW TO MAP EVIDENCE AND PERFORM THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH PUBLISHED BY DOCTORS OF CHIROPRACTIC AT THE VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

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Clinton Daniels
Zachary Cupler
Rachel Perrucci
Mario Roybal
Michael Anderson
Michael Barbato
Sheryl Walters

Keywords

Veterans Health Services, Review

Abstract

Objective: Chiropractors have realized significant professional growth within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) over the past decade, which was recently accelerated by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. Most, if not all, of the published literature from VHA chiropractors have come from clinician-scientists and focused on describing their clinical settings. The objectives of our proposed scoping review are to explore the peer-reviewed literature, map research evidence, identify overarching themes and commonalities, and produce a gap analysis.


Methods: This study will follow the guidelines set forth by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis scoping review extension (PRISMA-ScR). This approach includes: 1) formulating the research questions, 2) identifying relevant studies, 3) selecting the literature, 4) charting the data, 5) collating, summarizing, and reporting the results, and 6) consultation with key stakeholders. Peer-reviewed and grey literature will be included if authored by current and prior chiropractors working within VHA. Only publications written in the English language will be considered. All databases included will be searched since 2004. The scoping review was registered in the Open Science Framework (OSF), DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/XGJ52.


Discussion: The results of the proposed scoping review will be disseminated through scientific publication, conferences and future workshops with stakeholders relevant to VHA and chiropractic. Appraising the current themes of the literature may help stakeholders to prioritize research questions and assist with the development of research mentorship.

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