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Opportunities for OT Practitioners to Support and Participate in Research

We are student researchers in the entry-level doctorate program from Western Michigan University’s Occupational Therapy Department. We have created a survey that aims to examine the understanding of practicing occupational and physical therapists regarding the policies and service delivery processes that are involved when we recommend wheelchair seating and positioning equipment for our clients in the United States.

We hope that all practitioners will take this survey – those that are regularly involved in recommending wheelchair seating and positioning equipment, and those that never complete this task. The survey will help guide education to increase confidence and awareness with the service delivery process – which will help us advocate for our clients! Everything will be kept completely anonymous and your name will in no way be attached to your response.

If you agree to participate, please click the link below. If you have any questions or would like more details of the study, please email Cara Masselink at cara.masselink@wmich.edu. Please share this with other physical and occupational therapists.

Survey link: https://wmich.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1O1WJh2vy5rflcO

Thank you and have a great day!

Megan Morrill, Caitlin Cornish, Kerri Lindeman, Mallory Fox (WMU OTD research group) 
Cara Masselink, PhD, OTRL, ATP (faculty mentor)

We are Western Michigan University OTD students recruiting participants for a 3-minute survey. We are exploring the Impact of Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) on Occupational Therapy Services in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). 

Please access the survey using this link: https://wmich.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZCPyp34bJnoKTI
We are graduate occupational therapy students at Grand Valley State University and would like to invite occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to participate in a survey. Our research is looking to discover where occupational therapy professionals currently stand with evidence-based practice. Your participation is important as it will provide the profession with the foundational knowledge that it needs to strengthen future research. The survey can be taken on a computer, tablet, or mobile device and should take about 4 minutes to complete. Participation is both anonymous and voluntary.

Please complete the survey by July 28, 2021. If you do complete the survey, we ask that you do not provide information about what this survey entails with other occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants in order to preserve the validity of our research. However, if you would like to simply forward this message, this would be helpful to our research. 

Survey Link: Quick Survey to Capture What OT Professionals Know

If you or anyone has any questions prior to or while completing the survey, please contact our research mentor, Dr. Shaunna Kelder, at kelders@gvsu.edu. You may also contact the Institutional Review Board at Grand Valley State University at 616-331-3197.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this study!


Hayley Braun, Sadie Hutchison, Bethany Abramczyk, Angelina Finlaw, and Elaine Chiasson


If you're interested in recruiting participants for your research study by posting on this webpage and MiOTA's facebook page, please let us know by clicking here.

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