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September 2020 - Volume 18 - Issue 9

  • Edoardo Aromataris, PhD
  • 2689-8381
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​Welcome to the latest issue of JBI Evidence Synthesis. This month's issue includes an editorial comment about imposition of language restrictions on search strategies and study inclusion in JBI systematic reviews. The authors highlight the potential impact of language restriction to English-only studies and suggest some solutions for review projects that intend to venture to inclusion of studies published in languages other than English. The remainder of our issue this month focuses on mental health, and social issues and health. The research content is headlined by three qualitative systematic reviews covering the experiences of diverse populations seeking access to care and participating in therapeutic programs. Our featured review looks at persons with mental illness and their reflections on outdoor nature-based therapeutic recreation programs. A second review reveals the challenges of transgender men who seek gynecologic and reproductive health care, while the third examines the experiences of homeless women accessing health care in community-based settings. Finally, a scoping review maps the practices of screening for depression and anxiety among patients with acute coronary syndrome in the acute care setting. The issue also presents protocols for a number of qualitative and scoping review projects underway that similarly address diverse topics aligned to mental health and social health. We do hope you enjoy this month's issue. The full table of contents is available here.

-Edoardo Aromataris, PhD