Date of Award
OTD Capstone Project
Post Professional Occupational Therapy
Christine Raber, PHD, OTR/L
Mikel Stone, OTD, OTR/L
Background: The use of theory and evidence-based practice resources guides the occupational therapy process and identifies factors that have the most impact on rehabilitation outcomes. Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive survey study was to identify types of evidence-based resources, outcomes measures, and theoretical guidance that occupational therapists used in the evaluation and treatment of adults with a traumatic brain injury in a post-acute rehabilitation setting. The study also aimed to identify barriers to accessing and using evidence-based practice resources. Methods: Thirty-four occupational therapists completed an online survey questionnaire to identify qualitative and descriptive statistics that were related to the research questions. Conclusion: Despite the number of years in practice, practice setting, level of education, and specialized certifications, occupational therapists' common practice patterns were identified in regards to the usage of evidence-based practice resources, outcome measures, interventions, and theoretical guidance within their occupational therapy practice. Results indicated that there was a need for more consistent use of occupation-based practice models to guide the evaluation and treatment of adults with a traumatic brain injury in a post-acute rehabilitation setting.
Keywords: occupational therapy, traumatic brain injury, post-acute rehabilitation, evidence-based resources, practice guidelines
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Cannoy,, Alissa M. MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, AIB-VR/CON, "Factors Contributing to the Use of Evidence-based Resources for Occupational Therapists Working in Post-acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation" (2021). Occupational Therapy Research Projects. 3.