We acknowledge MSFHR financial support in the proposed scoping review. Also, we would like to acknowledge two anonymous reviewers for their comments and extend our thanks to our Advisory Group members for their support and feedback throughout this study design and protocol writing including (in alphabetical order):
Donna Angus, Knowledge Translation Consultant, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Moriah Ellen, Investigator, McMaster Health Forum’s Impact Lab; Associate Professor, Jerusalem College of Technology; Senior Researcher, Gertner National Institute for Health Policy, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Alison Hoens, Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia; Research, Education and Practice Coordinator for Physiotherapy, Providence Health Care, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Bev Holmes, Vice-President, Research & Impact, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Sheila Kerr, Member, Arthritis Patient Advisory Board, Arthritis Research Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Linda Li, Senior Research Scientist of Clinical Epidemiology, Arthritis Research Canada; Harold Robinson/Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases; Canada Research Chair in Patient-Oriented Knowledge Translation; Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Grace Mickelson, Corporate Director - Academic Development, Provincial Health Services Authority (2005–2015), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Kelly Mrklas, Knowledge Translation Implementation Scientist; Director, Knowledge for Change Unit, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Laura Mumme, Knowledge Mobilization Consultant, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Katrina Plamondon, Regional Practice Leader, Research & Knowledge Translation, Interior Health, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Anne Sales, Associate Chair for Education Programs and Health System Innovation; Professor, Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems; Professor of Nursing, Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership; Director, Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) MS and PhD Program, School of Medicine, University of Michigan; Research Scientist, Centre for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Michigan, USA.
Victoria Schuckel, Acting Executive Director, Research, Knowledge Translation & Library Services, British Columbia Ministry of Health, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Denise Thomson, Associate Director, Knowledge Translation Platform, Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
This proposed scoping review was instigated by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), but it is not funded. MSFHR will cover the expenses for the open access publication and provide honoraria to graduate students who will contribute to this study and to the first author of this publication (AM). MSFHR was neither involved in the design of the study nor will be in the collection, analysis, or interpretation of the data or in writing this manuscript, although GS is a MSFHR employee and a co-author in this manuscript.
Availability of data and materials
Data and other materials supporting these findings can be found at the University of Victoria (UVic) repository (link will be added upon completion of the study).
AM and GS contributed to the conceptualization of the study. AM designed and leads the proposed research project. PA coordinates the study and the research team and provides overall project management services. LC conducted the preliminary literature search and will continue systematically searching the literature and process the search results. GS secured funds for honoraria and expenses for publication. SG and NF assisted with the study design. All the listed authors contributed to the manuscript drafts and reviewed and approved the final manuscript.
AM (RN, PhD) is assistant professor in the School of Nursing at University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
PA (BCom, MPA) is manager of BC’s health services research network, InspireNet.
LC (MLIS, BScPT) is research librarian at Alberta Innovates and John W. Scott Health Sciences Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
NF (RN, PhD, FAAN) is professor in the School of Nursing at University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
SG (OT, MSc, PhD candidate) is an occupational therapist and the Knowledge Broker Facilitator with the Child Development & Rehabilitation Evidence Centre at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, and a doctoral student in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
GS is Director, Knowledge Translation at the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
Consent for publication
Not applicable. In this protocol, there is not any individual person’s data in any form that need consent for publication.
Ethics approval and consent to participate
Not applicable. This study protocol (for a scoping review) does not require any ethics approval or consent to participate, because our manuscript does not contain any individual person’s data, human subjects, or human material.
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