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.  Use of splints for foot drop in acute care 

Researcher(s): 
Gabriella Bouchard and Michelle Roger (students), under the supervision of Paulette Guitard.


Survey Description:  
The purpose of the study is to compare the current use of the foot drop splint in acute care setting in practice to the recommendations in the literature.

Target Audience for Participation:
Occupational therapists working in acute care in physical medicine.

Response Deadline:

March 1, 2019

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2.  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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3.  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:


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