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Table 1 Methodological framework (Levac et al., 2010)

From: Pain assessment and management in care homes: understanding the context through a scoping review

Stage Actions undertaken
Stage 1 Clarifying and linking the purpose and research question
Stage 2 Balancing feasibility with breadth and comprehensiveness of the scoping process
Stage 3 Using an iterative team approach to selecting studies
Stage 4 Extracting data
Stage 5 Incorporating a numerical summary and qualitative thematic analysis when reporting results (and considering implications for policy, practice, research)
Stage 6 Consultation with stakeholders as a knowledge translation component