Free Resources: Occupational Therapy Journal Club Review Form and Spreadsheet

Just a friendly reminder that reviewing research does not have to look the same way for everyone and reading some research is better than reading no research. However you consume research in your occupational therapy life, tracking and being reflective about what you read, helps with meeting that evidence-based practice gold standard, allowing you to …

Research Bite: Measuring the impact of a researcher.

Being a researcher requires a high level of focus. As with any profession, setting goals ensures progression in your chosen field.  With research, the general goals are to (1) complete quality research, (2) publish findings, and (3) translate findings to those you serve in your profession. The process seems straightforward. However, there are other universal …

Research Bite: Common Statistical Tests, Null Hypothesis, and Statistical Significance.

Statistics In the simplest terms, statistics is the calculated differences between groups. In the case of a research study, in the simplest terms, statistics gives you information on the strength of the differences between groups with whatever dependent variable the researcher is observing. These groups can be the intervention group and control group or different …

Research Bite: The benefits of using a systematic review to learn about your research topic.

Though systematic reviews can seem daunting to read and digest, this research design has many benefits for your literature review and study design. The benefits of using a systematic review: The methods section is a blueprint for how to complete research on your topic where you learn:Key words/phrases to search on your topicDatabases to use …

OT Research Article Spotlight: Systematic Review of Telerehabilitation in Occupational Therapy Practice.

Article Effects of telerehabilitation in occupational therapy practice: A systematic review. Authors Goris Hung KN and Kenneth NK Fong Journal Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy Research Design Systematic Review Purpose The purpose of this study was to review the current evidence on the application of telerehabilitation and its clinical outcomes in OT practice over …