Research Opportunities

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 (anne.kirby@hsc.utah.edu) 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 janet.njelesani@nyu.edu 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 ask.humansubjects@nyu.edu 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 lknech@midwestern. 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 bsiesel41@midwestern.edu | 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: mwalli@midwestern.edu

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: teamemas@my.standbrige.edu 

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 lstein@usc.edu
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: mdussau1@ithaca.edu
Dr. Michelle Bradshaw, Faculty Adviser: mbradshaw@ithaca.edu

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 hsmith-gabai@brenau.edu 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: aohl@clarkson.edu 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 rparsons2@cub.uca.edu. 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 denese.carter@quinnipiac.edu or Tara Glennon, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA at tara.glennon@quinnipiac.edu.

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 Jaime.Schilling@quinnipiac.edu or Mindy Garfinkel OTD, OTR/L at Mindy.Garfinkel@quinnipiac.eduWe 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 

Ranelle.Nissen@usd.edu WhitneyLucasMolitor@usd.edu 

 

Whitney Lucas Molitor, MS, OTR/L

Instructor

(605) 658-6397

Whitney.LucasMolitor@usd.edu 

 

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: esimps@midwestern.edu

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: esimps@midwestern.edu

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: kotaweb@kotaweb.org