Surveys / Research

The Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists is pleased to support research activity that relates to occupational therapy!  We encourage members to PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH ACTIVITIES VIA SURVEYS when one's scope of competence relates to the research.

The following posts have been purchased by the researchers to access OSOT membership.  While posting does not imply OSOT partnership or sponsorship, WE ENCOURAGE MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE!


Current Research


1.  Determining the Need for 24-Hour Supervision: A Cross-sectional Survey of the Clinical Decision Making Process of Canadian Occupational Therapists in the Private Practice Sector


Researcher(s): 
Co-Investigator: Kendra Flemming Hons. BKin, MSc Occupational Therapy Candidate (2019), Co-Investigator: Richard Ferri  Hons. BKin, MSc Occupational Therapy Candidate (2019), Co-Investigator: Mathew Rose OT(Reg.) ON, CCLCP Co-Investigator: Avelino (Jun) Maranan  Jr. OTD, MHM, MClSc, Hon.BSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), CPRP, Co-Investigator: Emily Nalder PHD, OT (Reg.).

 
Research Description:  
OTs working in private practice have an established role in assessing the amount of care an individual may need. Determining the need for 24-hour supervision is one of the most economically significant decisions recommendations an OT can make, and yet there are no established guidelines regarding how to determine the need for 24-hour supervision to inform their decision making. Currently there is no research describing how OTs assess the need for 24-hour supervision which is required to guide future research and inform guideline development. This study will explore how OTs are assessing the need for 24-hour supervision including; assessments used, clinical reasoning styles, and confidence levels. 

Response Deadline:
July 1, 2019

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2.  Creating Collaborative Teams of Independent Contractors in Integrated Healthcare


Researcher(s): 
Leslie Hurst under the supervision of Will Low, Royal Roads University

 
Research Description:  
This study will explore the how integrated healthcare clinics can offer a collaborative approach to integrated healthcare services through the use of independent contractors rather than directly employing practitioners. The study focuses on practitioners offering complementary and alternative medicine rather than traditional healthcare services, specifically physiotherapy, chiropractic and occupational therapy.

Response Deadline:
April 17, 2019


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3.  Understanding Sustainability: Perspectives of Canadian Occupational Therapists

Researcher(s): 
Jane Davis, MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), Primary Investigator, and Lecturer, Crystal Chan, BSc, Student Occupational Therapist and Researcher, Lois Lee, BSc, Student Occupational Therapist and Researcher
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto
 
Research Description:  
This study is being done to increase our understanding of how parents participate and engage in children’s school-based occupational therapy services and what factors impact their engagement. We also aim to understand how clinicians can better support families to engage, and what support clinicians need to do so. 
In this study, we will interview 12-15 parents of children who have received school-based occupational therapy services in Ontario, and 5-6 occupational therapists who work in school support services. 

Response Deadline:
May 30, 2019

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4.  The Profiles of Knowledge Brokers in the Rehabilitation Field Across Canada: A Descriptive Study

Researcher(s): 
Dina Gaid, MSc Ph.D. candidate - Rehabilitation Sciences School of Physical and Occupational Therapy McGill University 

 
Survey Description:  
The field of knowledge translation (KT) promotes the use of evidence-based practices (EBP) in healthcare. KT experts advocate for the use of active KT interventions to improve professional practice change in health care settings including the use of knowledge brokers (KBs). Currently, there is a paucity of data related to the work and occupations of Canadian KBs, limiting the ability of health care organizations to deploy KBs effectively in rehabilitation settings. The aim of this study is to describe the personal and professional characteristics, roles and activities, and training of KBs working to promote the uptake of research evidence across Canadian rehabilitation settings.

Response Deadline:

March 31, 2019

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5.  Parent and Family Engagement in School-Based Occupational Therapy Services


Researcher(s): 
Dr. Wenonah Campbell, Jennifer Kennedy, Dr. Cheryl Missiuna, Dr. Sandra Moll, and Dr. Jenny Yost

 
Research Description:  
This study is being done to increase our understanding of how parents participate and engage in children’s school-based occupational therapy services and what factors impact their engagement. We also aim to understand how clinicians can better support families to engage, and what support clinicians need to do so. 
In this study, we will interview 12-15 parents of children who have received school-based occupational therapy services in Ontario, and 5-6 occupational therapists who work in school support services. 

Response Deadline:
N/A

Survey Information and Link to Participate