Research Opportunities

The faculty of Sacred Heart University, with the assistance of three students completing their capstone project, is seeking to determine the level of knowledge and understanding of Occupational Justice among registered occupational therapists. We are engaged in curriculum revision and considering how we want to incorporate Occupational Justice into our course work, research, and community engagement. We are also considering how we might share information about this topic with other occupational therapists and other professions.

First, we would ask that you take this survey. It will take no more than 5 minutes. Responses are anonymous.

Second, we would appreciate it if you could share this email with members of your association and any other registered occupational therapists that you know.

We will be collecting responses until November 10th, 2019.

Link to Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X6QXNJG

Thank you,

Mary-Ellen Johnson, OTD, MAHSM, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professor- Graduate Program in Occupational Therapy

Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825 -1000

Tel   203 396-8210      Fax 203-396-8206

 

Kevin Maloney

Sacred Heart University

Masters of Occupational Therapy Student

[email protected]

 

 


My name is Sheila Norris and I am part of a research team through the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at Jacksonville University and am reaching out to request your participation in our study.

The research project is called Investigation of Challenging Behaviors in Pediatric Occupational Therapy and is designed to probe your perceptions of the impact that a child demonstrating challenging behaviors has on therapy participation. To be eligible, you must be a licensed OT or OTA and over the age of 18. 

Completing the online survey may take 20 minutes. No identifying information, including IP addresses, will be collected. The survey is anonymous and responses cannot be linked to you. If you agree to participate, click the link:  https://jacksonvilleu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80v0erbGWrqzvE1

If you have any questions, you can email the research lead at [email protected]. Please feel free to forward this link to any eligible pediatric OT colleagues.

Thank you so much for your help! 


We are looking for occupational therapists to complete a survey that focuses on treatment interventions for mechanically ventilated patients with stroke who are unconscious and unable to move their extremities.

 

The questions focus on effective treatment interventions used and where improvements of education and professional development are most needed to be more effective with treatment interventions to serve this population better. This could lead to better insights into what occupational therapist can do to work more effectively and how to improve the educational preparedness for working with this population.

 https://chpswtemple.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Mh6Zv9nlxs9Ool

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us:

Primary Investigator:                                              

Rochelle Mendonca, PhD, OTR/L

Email: [email protected]

 

Student Investigator:

Kick van Dolder OTR/L

DOT student, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Temple University

Email: [email protected]


Lyndsey Collette and myself, Jennie Lacolla are currently enrolled in the masters of occupational therapy program at Salem State University, located in Salem Massachusetts. We are conducting exploratory research titled Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sleep: Is Sleep Being Addressed by Occupational Therapy Professionals in Pediatric Outpatient Clinics? The purpose of the study is to identify if occupational therapy professionals are addressing sleep participation for children with autism spectrum disorder in pediatric outpatient clinics. We are aiming for a cross sectional representation of occupational therapy professionals and the sleep interventions used throughout the United States. We would appreciate using the MSOTA as a means of recruiting participants. This study will consist of an online survey through SurveyMonkey consisting of demographic information, close ended Likert Scale questions and open-ended questions. This survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey with 2 months.

 

Inclusion criteria:

● Occupational therapy professionals who are licensed to practice

● Occupational therapy professionals currently working in a pediatric outpatient clinic (stand alone or attached to a hospital) with children who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder

 

Exclusion criteria:

● Occupational therapy clinicians with a last known experience of working with children with autism spectrum disorder prior to 2014

 

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BWKHWHF


To whom it may concern, 

My name is Alysse Zaffos and I am a occupational therapy doctoral student at Nova Southeastern University. For my capstone project I am researching occupational therapy practitioner knowledge of Medicaid Home and Community Based Service Waivers for adults with disabilities. My goal for this survey is to determine the need for continued practitioner education in regards to advocacy and Medicaid funding for occupational therapy services specifically for adults with disabilities within the community. I would greatly appreciate if you could forward this survey to your current members to assist in my research. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes of your time. 

Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OTMedicaidSurvey

If you have any further questions or are interested in the results of the survey feel free to contact me at [email protected]

 

Thank you for your time, 

Alysse Zaffos, MOTR/L


To whom it may concern,

Grand Valley State University’s Occupational Science and Therapy students are conducting a study regarding the use of occupational therapy treatments used to improve outcomes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Sensory Processing Disorder. Specifically, the treatments being researched are use of a Therapeutic Listening © and a Sensory Diet approach.

We are writing you in hopes that you can share this flyer with your members who may be currently treating those who have received these types of combined treatments. Parents or caregivers who are interested can fill out a short online survey to share their input. Attached is a flyer with the details.

Thank you in advance for your time and assistance. Please reply to this email regarding any questions or concerns you may have.
 

Thank you,

 Courtney Lambesis, Mikayla Brett, Lynnette Zulquairnain, Katie Ribant
 
Follow this link to the Survey:
Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
https://gvsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1LgXgfHivBvrIsl?Q_CHL=email

Survey for occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and teachers of the visually impaired: evaluation and treatment of individuals with cortical visual impairment

Survey Link: 

https://redcap.research.cchmc.org/surveys/?s=MFFK98YXYX

WHAT THE STUDY IS ABOUT AND WHAT WILL WE LEARN FROM THIS STUDY?

We want to know more about:

  • The education and training in which occupational therapists (OT), occupational therapy assistants (COTA) and teachers of the visually impaired (TVIs) are participate in related to cortical visual impairment (CVI).
  • The number of individuals and the capacity in which individuals with CVI are cared for by OTs, COTAs and TVIs.
  • Access to medical information and materials for individuals with CVI on your caseload

The results of this study will hopefully inform education and training opportunities available to learn about CVI and resources needed by providers working with individuals with CVI.

 

WHO CAN TAKE PART IN THIS RESEARCH STUDY?

Occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, and teachers of the visually impaired can complete the 38 question survey. 

 

WHAT'S INVOLVED IN THE RESEARCH STUDY?

If you agree to participate in this study, the following will occur: 

-  You will read this study information sheet and if you agree to participate, you will complete the included, 38 question survey questions and send your completed survey back to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. You will only complete the survey one time. Your completed survey serves as your agreement to participate. 

-  The completed surveys will be gathered for a 3-6 month period and our team will compile the results of the survey answers after the survey collection period. 

-  We will review training experience of professionals working with CVI population, current caseload volumes of individuals with CVI receiving care from OTs, COTAs, and TVIs and if and how often the professional has access to the specified medical information. The information shared only with the study team and will be recorded in our databases for this survey. 

 

HOW LONG WILL YOU BE IN THE RESEARCH STUDY?

Your participation will begin when you start the survey and end when you complete the survey. 

 

HOW WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE KEPT PRIVATE?

Making sure that information about you remains private is important to us. To protect your privacy, we are not asking that you provide any identifying information. Therefore, in the event of any publication regarding this study, there will be no information specific enough to identify you. Electronic databases will be password protected and stored on a secure server at CCHMC.  By participating in this study, you are giving permission for representatives of the CCHMC, the Investigator and CCHMC study staff including the Institutional Review Board and the Office for Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs to review your answers to the survey. 

 

WILL YOU BE PAID TO PARTICIAPTE IN THIS RESEARCH STUDY?

You will not be paid for your participation in this research study.

 

WHO DO YOU CALL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS STUDY?

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Karen Harpster, PhD, OTR/L at [email protected] or 513-803-3604. 


Occupational therapists and Assistants, who do not provide fieldwork education in their current job; you are invited to participate in a research study and register for a drawing to receive 1 of 2 amazon $25 gift cards. The survey will remain anonymous regardless if you complete the drawing registration or not.  Please share the link with other OTs and OTAs. The goal of this survey is to understand the barriers individual occupational therapists (OT) and occupational therapy assistants (OTA) face which prevent them from providing fieldwork education. 
 The survey typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete and can be started and stopped throughout the completion process. The survey is completed on a voluntary basis and is completely anonymous. Due to the anonymity there is no perceived risk related to participation in the study.  Eastern Kentucky University Internal Review Board has approved this research.  Click the link below to read the full disclosure and begin the survey.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact: [email protected]

SURVEY NAVIGATION TIP: Use the blue arrows at the bottom of the page to advance the survey after responding, DO NOT use your browser's forward or back buttons as this will close the survey. 

 

https://ekuot.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cYJiifjtgRFYiEZ

 


 Dear Occupational Therapists,

We are Masters of Occupational Therapy students at the University of Scranton, conducting an exploratory study supervised by Dr. Rita Fleming-Castaldy. We value your unique perspective on the provision of school-based occupational therapy services to address the mental health needs of middle and high school students with disabilities. Informed consent information can be found at the start of the survey. You may stop taking this survey at any point and it will not affect your relationship with the University of Scranton Occupational Therapy Department. If you have any questions or concerns about study participation, please contact Dr. Fleming-Castaldy at [email protected]. We thank you for your thoughtful consideration of participation in this study.

Please extend our invitation to licensed occupational therapists in the U.S. from your universities, organizations, or facilities. This survey should take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Please click on the link below to a browser:              

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/schoolMHOT

 

Regards,

Megan Barr, Kayla Concannon, Christine Evangelista, Jenna Gulics, OTS

Rita Fleming-Castaldy, Ph. D., OTR/L, FAOTA

The University of Scranton Occupational Therapy Department

 


Dear Occupational Therapy Practitioners,

I am a third-year OT student at Huntington University (Fort Wayne, Indiana) doing my capstone research project on differentiation and screening for hearing loss and cognitive decline in occupational therapy (OT) practice. I would greatly appreciate if you took the time to complete the survey (link provided below). The survey consists of 23 questions and should take approximately 8 minutes to complete, although there is no time restriction to complete the survey. The survey will close February 26, 2019 @ 11:59 pm MST.

Here is the link to the Qualtrics survey: https://umt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8CweVSheJeR6ik5

Your help is greatly appreciated,

 

Taylor Clough, OTDS

Huntington University

Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program 


Dear OT Practitioners and Students, 
My name is Monique Dawes and I am an Occupational Therapist with Empower Spinal Cord Injury. We are a non-profit group that puts together two intensive 1-2 week community based rehab programs during the summer. We are 100% volunteer run and are looking to spread awareness about our program and recruit new OT practitioner and student volunteers. 
For students, you can apply as residential aides and provided direct assistance to participates. You would help with transfers, ADLs, participation in programming, etc. Also as long as the participate doesn't mind, you are able to sit in on OT/PT sessions to observe evaluations, plans of care, and treatments for each participant. You are also able to participate in the adaptive sports sessions, such as, biking, kayaking, surfing, rugby, etc. 
For practitioners, you can apply as a clinical specialist or a residential aide. As a clinical specialist you would be providing direct OT treatment for participants in 1:1 sessions and/or groups settings. You would be working on an interdisciplinary team with a PT, rehab councilor, peer mentor, and nursing. You do not necessarily need to have specific SCI experience as other OTs present will and are available to mentor and help with the process. 
For the 2019 programming, we are looking for people for our 1 week pilot program in Missoula, MT June 9-15th and our primary 2 week program in Stony Brook, NY July 14-27th. For the 2 week program, it is possible to break up the time and complete either to 1st or 2nd week. 
Here is our website for more information and applications http://www.empowersci.org/. You can also contact me with any questions:
     
Monique Dawes, MS OTR/L
Occupational Therapist 
339-364-9846
Additionally, if you have patients that you think would benefit from this program, please pass on the website or my contact information so they can apply as a participant. Thank you for your consideration. 
Cheers, 
Monique 
-- 
Monique Dawes, MS OTR/L
Occupational Therapist 
339-364-9846

Hello! Are you a pediatric OT working in a school setting?  

You are invited to participate in a brief survey on sensory integration therapy intervention in the school setting.  

Your participation is valuable in order to understand how, when, and if school-based OT practitioners are providing sensory integration therapy intervention.   

Studies reflect that the majority of pediatric occupational therapist use sensory integration therapy as an intervention for children with sensory processing disorders.  Current trends show that school-based occupational therapy has a growing presence in addressing this problem area. 

 This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and your responses will remain anonymous. We ask that you forward this survey to any additional pediatric school-based therapists within your professional and personal network.  

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/School-BasedSI

 

If you have any questions, please contact the co-investigator, Rochele Charles at[email protected] or primary investigator,Tara Glennon at [email protected] Quinnipiac.edu. 

Thank you for your time!  

 

Rochele Charles, MS OTR/L 

Quinnipiac University Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program


In 2011, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) listed working with adults with autism as a niche area of occupational therapy practice. To better understand how OT practitioners actually work with the adult ASD population (e.g., interventions, assessments, and reimbursement), we have developed a quick (10-15-minutes) survey that can be completed online. At the end of the survey, there is an additional link to enter a drawing to win one of several $50 Amazon gift cards.

 

By establishing a profile of current practices, the survey allows for international comparisons; enables monitoring practice trends; and informs occupational therapy educators. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alisha Ohl anytime: [email protected]or 607-342-2003 (cell). 

 

Your help with the distribution of the survey is greatly appreciated. 

 

Here is the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OTASDSurvey

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Beth Davies, OT Student 

PI: Alisha Ohl, PhD, OT/L 

Assistant Professor 

Clarkson University 

9 Clarkson Ave. 

Potsdam, New York 13699

[email protected]


Dear Occupational Therapy Practitioners,

We are conducting research regarding occupational therapy practitioners using mindfulness treatment/intervention when working with clients with chronic pain. This research is conducted for the sake of better understanding the current use of mindfulness in occupational therapy to treat symptoms of chronic pain and spreading awareness of mindfulness use in occupational therapy practice. This survey is part of completing our thesis at Stanbridge University in Irvine, California.

Please extend our invitation to practicing OTRs/OTAs at your universities, organizations, alumni, or facilities. This survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Please click on the link below to a browser:https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/3a235c8


If you are an OT or OTA who works with clients affected by traumatic brain injury, please consider taking the time to fill out this short and anonymous survey for occupational therapy graduate students who are researching the use of evidence-based practice among OTs treating clients with TBI. If interested, click the link: 
 

Greetings,

My name is Kristin Hull and I am a Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate student at the Indiana University Purdue University program in Indianapolis. I am seeking participants to assist in exploring functional cognitive care in pediatric traumatic brain injury in a two-phase study. I am interested in finding out how occupational therapy practitioners are addressing cognition through occupation-based activities across the continuum of care in children following a traumatic brain injury. The benefits of participation may impact society by helping increase knowledge about the role of occupational therapy, the role of occupational therapy in pediatric traumatic brain injury care, and the impact of cognition throughout the continuum of care in children following a traumatic brain injury.

 

Your assistance in providing information will be greatly appreciated. Participants will include occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants in the United States working with or who have worked with children and young adults less than 21 years of age who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury occurs after birth by bump, blow, or jolt to the head causing a disruption in function.

Phase One is an electronic survey available nationwide for four weeks. The survey consists of closed and opened ended questions with an approximate 10 to 15-minute completion time. Participation is completely voluntary and answers will be anonymous. Please find the Study Information Sheet attached, and the link to the survey can be followed here or copied into your browser: https://redcap.uits.iu.edu/surveys/?s=XP9WJP8RH8

 

Phase Two consists of in-person interviews to explore more in-depth responses regarding the use of occupation-based activities to address cognitive impairments in children following a traumatic brain injury. Participants living in Indiana who would like to further participate in phase two of this study, please contact me, Kristin Hull (student), by email at [email protected] to schedule an interview following survey completion. Information will be confidential and participation, again, is completely voluntary.

 

We will be happy to answer any questions you have about this study whether project or research-related problem. You may contact me, Kristin Hull (the student) by email at [email protected]or my advisor, Dr. Martina Allen by email at [email protected]. For questions about your rights as a research participant or to discuss problems, complaints or concerns about a research study, or to obtain information, or offer input, contact the IU Human Subjects Office at (317) 278-3458 for Indianapolis or (800) 696-2949. The IRB is a group of people who review research studies to protect the rights and welfare of research participants.

Your time and participation is greatly appreciated.

 

Sincerely,

Kristin Hull

 


Dear Occupational Therapist, 

You are invited to take part in a funded study, “Burnout and Attributional Style Among Occupational Therapists,” developed by entry-level doctoral occupational therapy students and the principal investigator, Professor Julia Shin, OTR/L from Creighton University (Omaha, NE).  The purpose of this national-level online survey is to collect data on OT practitioners’ level of burnout and pattern of attributional reasoning skills.  The survey is entirely anonymous and voluntary and will take approximately 30 – 45 minutes to complete.  If you would like to participate, please click on the link below to begin the survey: 

https://blueq.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6EhA0N3ZUIVAzIh 

We would greatly appreciate your consideration and participation in our research survey!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Professor Julia Shin, OTR/L via phone at (402) 280-4327 or via email at [email protected]. Thank you very much!   


Hello Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association,

Researchers at the University of Utah are looking for pediatric OT practitioners to complete a survey about suicide awareness. Contact Anne Kirby ([email protected]) with questions, or follow this link for more information and to take the survey: http://j.mp/2GvQ8w3 (computer or tablet recommended).
We will be holding drawings for five $50 Amazon giftcards. 

OT's role in school bullying against students with disabilities: Invitation to participate in survey
If you're a school based occupational therapist, please consider participating in our online survey about OT's role in school bullying against students with disabilities. Your participation in this study will help us to identify the ways that occupational therapists can combat bullying in the school system.
The online survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you will have the choice to be entered into a drawing for a gift card. To go directly to the survey, click on: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dm510JNkZDZdvGR If linking does not work, please cut and paste the above website address, ensuring that you have the complete address, into your browser, e.g., Internet Explorer.
There are no known risks associated with your participation in this research. Although you will receive no direct benefits, this research may help the investigators understand occupational therapist's role in school bullying against students with disabilities. By completing the survey, you are providing consent for the researchers to utilize the information you provide as data for analysis and in presentations and publications. Confidentiality of your research records will be strictly maintained as this is an anonymous survey that will never directly link to your individual identity.
If there is anything about the study or your participation that is unclear or that you do not understand, if you have questions or wish to report a research-related problem, you may contact Janet Njelesani at [email protected] or (212)-998-5845. For questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects, New York University, 665 Broadway, Suite 804, New York, New York, 10012, at [email protected] or (212) 998-4808. Please reference the study #IRB-FY2018-1765 when contacting the IRB. Three students, Aisha Faulkner, Hayden Jeon, and Beth Schweitzer, are completing this graduate research project as part of their Masters of Occupational Therapy degree at New York University, under the supervision of Janet Njelesani, Assistant Professor.
Thank you for your consideration in taking part in this study.
Janet Njelesani, PhD, OTR/L
Department of Occupational Therapy
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human
Development 82 Washington Square East, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003

We are a research team from San Jose State University’s Occupational Therapy program investigating occupational therapy’s role in addressing breastfeeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Please help us by completing this short survey about your experience working as an occupational therapist in this setting, whether you address breastfeeding or not. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete, and your responses will be kept anonymous and confidential. Please click on the link below to begin the survey: 
--
Lexi Moini
MS Occupational Therapy Student
San Jose State University

We would like to invite you to participate in our research study to provide feedback about your experiences working in hospice agencies and knowledge of occupational therapy. The researchers conducting the study are Lisa Knecht-Sabres, DHS, OTR/L; Cassandra Powers, OTS-II; Brooke Siesel, OTS-II; and Ashley Weppner, OTS-II, from the Occupational Therapy Program at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. The goal of this study is to better understand the role of occupational therapy in hospice care.

If you agree to participate, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire (which will take approximately 5-10 minutes). Participation is voluntary and all answers will be kept anonymous. There are 13 questions on the survey that address different demographic information, as well as questions regarding occupational therapy services. You may choose to not answer any questions and you may discontinue participation at any time for any reason.

There are no direct benefits to you from participating in this survey. However, participants may benefit from knowing that participation may be of assistance to future practice. The risks to participation are not more than those encountered in everyday life. An additional resource will be sent to your hospice agency after the collection of all distributed surveys.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the principal investigator, Lisa KnechtSabres, DHS, OTR/L in the Occupational Therapy Program at Midwestern University at (630) 515-7216 or [email protected] edu. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research subject, please contact Dr. James Woods, Director, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs at (630) 515-6396.

This research study has been approved by Midwestern University’s Institutional Review Board. Please click on the following link to complete our survey! Thank you!

https://redcap.midwestern.edu/surveys/?s=DyZcWmXgLV

-- Brooke Siesel Midwestern University - Downers Grove Campus College of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy 2018 Class President [email protected] | 419.217.3584


Dear occupational therapy practitioners,

We are second year occupational therapy students and faculty from Midwestern University conducting a research study and would like to ask for your assistance. The aim of this present study is to discover occupational therapy's role in improving occupational engagement of nursing home residents as perceived by residents and occupational therapy practitioners. We hope to be able to provide a description of the current state of practice in this area.

After completing the survey, please consider passing this email and link to your occupational therapy practitioner colleagues who also meet the requirements.

If you have at least three months of experience working as an occupational therapy practitioner in a nursing home or long-term care facility with long-term care residents and have worked with this population within the last five years, please complete this brief survey regarding your practice and knowledge related to this topic. The survey should take no longer than 15-20 minutes to complete and the results will be anonymous. You may follow this link in order to access the survey: https://redcap.midwestern.edu/surveys/?s=MsnmmkD4V6

We appreciate your assistance and look forward to your responses. If you have any additional questions or would like to receive the results of this study upon its completion, you can contact the Principal Investigator of this study, Minetta Wallingford, DrOT, OTR/L, Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, for information.

Phone: 630-515-7208

Email: [email protected]

Both this email and the study have been approved by Midwestern University’s Institutional Review Board.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Julia Malinowski, OTS-II

Krista Besser, OTS-II

Molly Vignali, OTS-II


 

To Whom It May Concern: 

We are occupational therapy (OT) students conducting our thesis at Stanbridge University in Irvine, California along with our thesis advisor, Dr. Shari Emas, OTD, OTR/L. We are interested in exploring the health and wellness behaviors of OTRs/OTAs world-wide. We hope to benefit the profession by illuminating where there may be a need to focus and improve in promoting wellness in the lives of occupational therapy providers. 

Please extend our invitation to practicing OTRs/OTAs at your universities, organizations, alumni, or facilities. The survey should take approximately 10-12 minutes to complete.

Please click on the link below to a browser:

https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/dootspracticewhattheypreach

If you have any questions feel free to email us: [email protected] 

Check us out on: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dootspracticewhattheypreach

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MSOT06THESIS

 

Sincerely,

 Anna Lynn Dy, OTS

Eric Lim, OTS

Ryan Olson, OTS

Michelle Villanueva, OTS

Shari Emas, OTD, OTR/L


Dear Colleague,
Occupational therapists represent an integral part of the care team for individuals with cancer, both during and after treatment. However, not enough is currently known about the everyday experiences of occupational therapists working with this population. The goal of this study is to examine the daily roles and routines of occupational therapists in oncology care and identify the barriers and facilitators to providing this care.  
As an occupational therapist working with cancer survivors, we appreciate your willingness to take the time to contribute to this study. A high response rate is critical for making this a success – we need and want to include your opinions. Your responses will be confidential and your participation in this effort is voluntary. Please acknowledge your willingness to participate in this study by clicking on the link provided and responding to the survey.  https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3HMICwBWBZjfC29
The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete. If you are interested, you will be entered into a raffle for one of four $50 gift cards. 

There are no risks, discomforts, or benefits for taking part in this study. Participation is completely voluntary.
If you have any questions or concerns about the study, please email Leah Stein Duker at [email protected]
Thank you in advance for participating in this important endeavor! 

Sincerely, 

Leah Stein Duker, PhD, OTR/L
Alix Sleight, OTD, OTR/L


 

The objective of this anonymous and confidential survey is to investigate whether occupational therapists assess and treat formally diagnosed anxiety and depression (hereafter referred to as "anxiety/depression") and potential barriers to addressing anxiety/depression in the adult physical dysfunction or non-mental health acute care setting. Licensed occupational therapists who are 18 years of age or older and currently practice in the adult physical dysfunction or non-mental health acute care setting are eligible to participate. For the purposes of this research project, "acute care" is defined as the practice setting where occupational therapists provide services to patients with acute physical clinical conditions and excludes psychiatric and mental health acute care settings. 

 This study is being conducted as part of my individual thesis project and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Should you choose to participate, you will be asked to complete an online survey. To ensure confidentiality and anonymity, please avoid providing any contact information anywhere on the online survey.

Thank you for your participation!  

Megan Dussault, MSOT Student: [email protected]
Dr. Michelle Bradshaw, Faculty Adviser: [email protected]

Survey link: http://tinyurl.com/y8ddflds


 

The following survey is part of a research study that seeks to find solutions to the barriers that OT practitioners face in regards to evidence-based practice implementation. This survey will take a maximum of 10 minutes of your time. In addition to demographic information, the survey will ask you to rank the proposed solutions to the main barriers that practitioners face related to evidence-based practice in order of most to least beneficial.

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS3JLGK

Please feel free to share this survey with fellow occupational therapists/occupational therapy assistants.

Thank you so much for your contribution to the field of occupational therapy and evidence-based practice.


 

Hello!

If you are an OT, COTA or OTA who is currently working full or part time at a SNF we would like to invite you to participate in our research study entitled Perceptions of skilled nursing facility occupational therapy practitioner’s level of moral distress and relationship to productivity requirements.  This project is being conducted by Brenau University occupational therapy students as part of the requirements for their Masters in Occupational Therapy degree.

The focus of this online research study is to determine if a relationship exists between productivity expectations and moral distress experienced while working in a skilled nursing facility. If you complete the survey you will be eligible to be entered into a random drawing for a $50 electronic gift card

Participation in this study is completely voluntary, and you can withdraw at any time. We believe the risks associated with this research study are minimal. If you are interested in participating, you will be asked to fill out a demographic questionnaire and a survey about moral distress experienced by OTs that should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. All information obtained through the study will be kept confidential and in a secure location. 

*If you are interested in being a participant in this study, please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Productivityandmoraldistress

You may contact the principal researcher Helene Smith-Gabai at [email protected] or at 678-707-5000 for additional information or any questions you have about the study.


The online survey examines OT and COTA practices with adults and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete. There's an additional link at the end of the survey to enter a drawing to win several $50 Amazon gift cards. 

By establishing a profile of current practices, the survey allows for international comparisons; enables monitoring practice trends; and informs occupational therapy educators. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alisha Ohl anytime: [email protected] or 607-342-2003. 

Here is the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OTASDSurvey 

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Dustin Brown, OTS 

PI: Alisha Ohl, PhD, OT/L 

Assistant Professor 

Clarkson University 

9 Clarkson Ave. 

Potsdam, New York 13699

 


 

Dear Occupational Therapy Association State President,

We are Occupational Therapy students at The University of Central Arkansas seeking your help with a research project. This research study is designed to examine the proportion of Occupational Therapists in The United States currently using Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) or referring their clients for CAM use. This study also looks to see what the most common CAMs and reasons for using those CAMs are among OTR/Ls.

We would really appreciate your organization's participation in our research project. Would you be willing to forward an email containing the survey link and consent form to your members? We would greatly appreciate your participation in our study. Thanks!

Survey link: https://ucachbs.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4IrwS3jjEpp21eZ

If you have any questions, please contact Reagan Parsons at [email protected] Thanks for your time!

Reagan Parsons, OTS

Logan McDaniels, OTS

Lindsey Mooney, OTS

Lee Rodgers, OTS

LaVonna Traywick, PhD. (advisor)


***Attention All Occupational Therapists currently/or have provided treatment using sensory-based interventions***

Hello Colleagues I am conducting a survey in order to gain an in-depth understanding of occupational therapists’ perceptions of sensory-based interventions, and evidence-based practice. Your opinions are important, and this survey is your chance to express those opinions. The survey measures opinions and perceptions, which means there are no "right" or "wrong" responses. I would like to get your participation in order to ensure that each and every occupational therapists’ voice is heard. Please be aware that your responses to the questionnaire are completely anonymous. I will not be able to attribute responses to any individual. I have chosen this approach to ensure that you feel confident and able to give feedback. Please give it your prompt attention. The questionnaire will take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. This project has been approved by Quinnipiac University’s Institutional Review Board.

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Denese Carter, BS, OTR/L at [email protected] or Tara Glennon, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA at [email protected].

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Please forward this survey link to other occupational therapists.

Click the link below to access the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SensoryEvid


My name is Jaime Schilling, and I am a Post Professional Doctoral student in the Occupational Therapy Department of Quinnipiac University.  I am contacting you because I am a co-investigator in a study exploring how public school-based occupational therapists are supporting student attainment of keyboarding skills for children in grades kindergarten through twelve.  This brief survey (which should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and is completely anonymous), will add to the body of literature addressing practice patterns and intervention approaches that school-based occupational therapists are using in order to promote the development of keyboarding skills in students attending public schools.  
We are actively recruiting occupational therapy practitioners who spend at least 75% of each week working in public schools within the United States.  We were hoping that you would help us to recruit participants by posting this invitation and link to our survey on your website, or via email to your members.  Feel free to copy and paste this email into any of your correspondences.  
Here is the link to our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Keyboardinginschools 
This research has been reviewed and approved in accordance with Quinnipiac University’s IRB procedures for research involving human subjects. If you have any questions, please contact Jaime Schilling M.S., OTR/L at [email protected] or Mindy Garfinkel OTD, OTR/L at [email protected]We appreciate your consideration in helping us gain further knowledge of the current practices of occupational therapists in supporting student attainment of keyboarding skills. Thank you!

Sincerely,


Jaime Schilling
 M.S., OTR/L

 Greetings, 

You are invited to participate in a research study. The purpose of the study is to determine perceptions about the entry-level doctoral degree. 

We are inviting you to be a part of this study if you are a current occupational therapy practitioner or a student enrolled in an entry-level degree program leading to an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant degree. 

If you agree to participate, we would like you to answer a series of general demographic questions and 20 questions pertaining to your perception of the occupational therapy doctorate degree. At the end of each set of questions, you will need to advance to the next screen to continue the survey until you reach the end. You will have the option to answer or not answer each question on the survey. Upon submission of your survey answers, your participation is complete. It will take approximately 10 – 15 minutes to complete the online survey. 

We will keep the information you provide anonymous, however federal regulatory agencies and the University of South Dakota Institutional Review Board (a committee that reviews and approves research studies) may inspect and copy records pertaining to this research. 

Your responses will be anonymous to ensure that they cannot be linked to you. 

If we write a report about this study we will do so in such a way that you cannot be identified. 

There are no known risks from being in this study, and you will not benefit personally. However, 

we hope that others may benefit in the future from what we learn as a result of this study. 

All survey responses that we receive will be treated confidentially and stored on a secure server. However, given that the surveys can be completed from any computer (e.g., personal, work, school), we are unable to guarantee the security of the computer on which you choose to enter your responses. As a participant in our study, we want you to be aware that certain "key logging" software programs exist that can be used to track or capture data that you enter and/or websites that you visit.

V 11.19.09 

IRB Approval effective from: 10/24/2016 USD IRB 

Your participation in this research study is completely voluntary. If you decide not to be in this study, or if you stop participating at any time, you will not be penalized or lose any benefits for which you are otherwise entitled. 

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints now or later, you may contact us at the number below. If you have any questions about your rights as a human subject, complaints, concerns or wish to talk to someone who is independent of the research, contact the Office of Human Subjects Protections at 605/677-6184. Thank you for your time.

If you would like to participate in this study, please access the survey through the link provided. 

https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=174143 

 

Thank you for your time. 

Ranelle Nissen, MS, OTR/L Whitney Lucas Molitor, MS, OTR/L 

Assistant Professor Instructor 

(605) 658-6378 (605) 658-6397 

[email protected] [email protected] 

 

Whitney Lucas Molitor, MS, OTR/L

Instructor

(605) 658-6397

[email protected] 

 

Department of Occupational Therapy 

The University of South Dakota 

414 E. Clark St. 

Vermillion, SD 57069


 

Dear occupational therapy practitioners, 

        We are second year occupational therapy students and faculty from Midwestern University conducting a research study and would like to ask for your assistance. The purpose of our study is to gain insight from practitioners and clients on the extent to which occupational therapy practitioners in neurorehabilitation settings are addressing the psychosocial needs of clients post-stroke. We hope to be able to provide a description of the current state of practice in this area. 

           If you have at least six months of experience working as an OT practitioner in a neurorehabilitation setting, please complete a brief survey regarding your practice and knowledge related to this topic. The survey should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. You may follow this link in order to access the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/practitioners

After you complete the survey, please consider passing the link or this email along to your OT and OTA colleagues in neurorehabilitative practice.

We appreciate your assistance and look forward to your responses. If you have any additional questions or would like to receive the results of this study upon its completion, you can contact the Principal Investigator of this study, Dr. Emily K. Simpson, Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, for information.

Phone: 630-515-7127

Email: [email protected]

Both this email and the study have been approved by Midwestern’s Institutional Review Board (#2888).

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Brittany Branstetter, OTS-II

Evan Lines, OTS-II

Narissa Ramirez, OTS-II

Aileen Reed, OTS-II

Emily Simpson, PhD, OTR/L

We are second year occupational therapy students and faculty from Midwestern University conducting a research study and would like to ask for your assistance. The purpose of our study is to gain insight from practitioners and clients on the extent to which occupational therapy practitioners in neurorehabilitation settings are addressing the psychosocial needs of clients post-stroke. We hope to be able to provide a description of the current state of practice in this area.

If you have at least six months of experience working as an OT practitioner in a neurorehabilitation setting, please complete a brief survey regarding your practice and knowledge related to this topic. The survey should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. You may follow this link in order to access the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/practitioners

After you complete the survey, please consider passing the link or this email along to your OT and OTA colleagues in neurorehabilitative practice.

We appreciate your assistance and look forward to your responses. If you have any additional questions or would like to receive the results of this study upon its completion, you can contact the Principal Investigator of this study, Dr. Emily K. Simpson, Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, for information.

Phone: 630-515-7127 Email: [email protected]

Both this email and the study have been approved by Midwestern’s Institutional Review Board (#2888). Thank you for your time and consideration,

Brittany Branstetter, OTS-II

Evan Lines, OTS-II

Narissa Ramirez, OTS-II

Aileen Reed, OTS-II


 

OTD Research Study:

Are you an OT or OTA who works with children who have an autism spectrum disorder or within the autism practice community?
Please visit the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OTAdvocacy
Your responses will provide insight into current practices and further resources needed to advocate for OT's role in treating children with ASD.
-Quinnipiac University

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Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association
P.O. Box 5531 . Louisville, KY 40255 . (502) 873-5333 . Email: [email protected]