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:
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.