Members: Mary Law, Debra Stewart, Nancy Pollock, Lori Letts, Jackie Bosch, Muriel Westmorland, Angela Philpot
Best practice in occupational therapy occurs when therapists,
working in partnership with client(s), use research evidence along with
clinical knowledge and reasoning to implement interventions that are
effective. The McMaster Occupational Therapy Evidence-based Practice
group focuses on research to critically review evidence regarding the
effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions and to develop
tools for evaluation of occupational therapy programmes.
To date, our group has completed several initiatives, including:
||Development, evaluate and publication of a Programme Evaluation Workbook, to guide therapists (and rehabilitation teams) in evaluating the effects of their programmes. A Programme Evaluation Workbook for Occupational Therapists: An Evidence-Based Practice Tool is available from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (http://www.caot.ca/)|
Our thanks to the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation for their
vision in developing their ‘Outcomes That Matter' project, and for
providing funding for this research.
Thank you to Mariela Nabergoi (OT, University of Buenos Aires,
Argentina) for providing the Spanish versions of the review forms and
guidelines, to Heidrun Becker (Georg Thieme Verlag, Berlin, Germany)
for providing the German versions, to Marisa Mancini (OT Professor,
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil) for providing the
Portuguese versions, and to Dr. Craig Scanlan (University of Medicine
and Dentistry of NJ) for providing an adapted Word version of the
English quantitative review form.
For more information on the Evidence-Based Practice group, please contact Mary Law at firstname.lastname@example.org