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Opportunities for OT Practitioners to Support and Participate in Research


I am a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University (MSU) in Rehabilitation Counselor Education.  I am recruiting subjects for my dissertation titled "Chronic Pain Prevention Using Biopsychosocial Education for Individuals with Subacute Wrist Fractures: A Pilot Study."  I have created a brief educational series based on Moseley's and Butler's Explain Pain curriculum.  This education series includes four telehealth sessions for individuals who are still experiencing pain 6-9 weeks post wrist fracture (radius, ulna, and/or carpals) and live in the state of Michigan.  I am investigating if the use of this biopsychosocial education material can significantly reduce pain by three months post wrist fracture, when pain is considered chronic.  I have received approval from MSU's Institutional Review Board and am ready to accept 20 participants.  Each participant will receive a $50 gift card after completion of the 4th session.

Please see the recruitment flyer.

Amy De Maagd, MS, OTRL, CLT, CHT
Please call or email for more information: (616) 546-0311 or demaagda@msu.edu


Hello OT practitioners in Michigan,

We are Stacey Vieyra-Braendle, MT-BC and Chelsie Salvatera, MS.Ed,  occupational therapy doctorate students from Pacific University in Oregon and we are conducting an IRB approved research study to explore school-based occupational therapy practitioner’s knowledge and perceptions around the school-to-prison-pipeline and restorative justice practices. The results may be used to inform practice and policy recommendations. The information gathered will be integrated into a capstone presentation, which will be presented at Pacific University. Additionally, this information will be used for various occupational therapy conferences and will be incorporated into manuscripts submitted for publication in academic journals.

Please consider completing this online survey if you meet the following eligibility criteria: 1.) current school-based occupational therapy practitioner and 2.) practicing in the United States. The study will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Thank you so much for participating and please feel free to share the survey link with peers and colleagues. If you have any questions and/or concerns please email us at cast6864@pacificu.edu and/or salv1534@pacificu.edu.You can also contact our faculty advisor and primary investigator, Alisa Jordan Sheth, PhD at ajsheth@pacificu.edu


Thank you so much,

Stacey Vieyra-Braendle and Chelsie Salvatera


Therapeutic Gaming Study Research Survey: We are a team composed of University of Michigan occupational therapists, researchers, and stakeholders, as well as occupational therapy student researchers from Eastern Michigan University. The purpose of this survey is to solicit feedback from occupational therapy practitioners (currently practicing OTs and COTAs) about a gaming system we are developing for use in upper extremity rehabilitation. We expect that this survey will take 5 – 10 minutes to complete. This survey is anonymous; however, you can provide your name and email at the end of the survey to be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card. We will discard your name and email after we select a winner.  

The survey link is here: https://is.gd/OTgaming

Finally, a respondent is free to share this survey link with other occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. Please contact Susan Murphy, ScD, OTR at sumurphy@med.umich.edu, should you have any questions. The survey must be completed by 6/1/20.

With much appreciation,

The Michigan and EMU Therapeutic Gaming Team

We are a group of six students in San Jose State University’s MSOT program conducting research about workplace culture and experiences of incivility in OT practice settings. As you know, there is not as much OT research as there is research in other health professions, and we think attaining the aforementioned information will be valuable to our profession. The survey takes ~5-minutes and we would like to invite you to participate and would be so grateful if it can be posted to any forums associated with your association, too. Also, feel free to pass it along to other practitioners. All responses are so appreciated!

The following link will allow you to access the survey: https://sjsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3sonH01KyQM8LuB

If you have any questions about this survey, or experience difficulty accessing or completing it, please contact our faculty advisor, Deborah Bolding at deborah.bolding@sjsu.edu.
Thank you for all that you do, and we hope to receive your important feedback.

Kate Poisson OTS, Cameron McCallister OTS, David M. Pufki OTS, Angelica Ramirez OTS, Claire Rickly OTS, Victoria Scattini OTS, & Deborah Bolding PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA


My name is Dustin Pringle and an MOT student at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. I am part of a group of Chatham University MOT students that are working on an evidence-based project about clinicians utilizing evidence-based practice. We are hoping to learn more about clinician experiences using evidence-based practice within their clinical careers. We would greatly appreciate your participation in this project! If you have any questions about this study please contact our faculty advisor, Dr. Sharon Novalis, at snovalis@chatham.edu

The confidential survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Thank you for your participation and please feel free to share with other OT and OTA clinicians. The survey will close on 8/25/19. 

 Survey Link: https://chatham.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvdyBTbSOWkgsGV

Elinor Pastore and Daniel Ryan, doctoral students of Midwestern University, are conducting a research study on OT practitioner's experiences with educating caregivers of stroke survivors. If you are an OT who has at least one year of experience working with stroke patients and their caregivers in inpatient rehabilitation, please consider participating in their survey by August 23rd. The link to the survey is below. It should only take 5 minutes. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration! 



Participate in a survey to help Post-Prof OTD student, Ryan Osal of Boston University, with his research study. The results of the survey will guide Ryan in creating an online case study self-study guide that OT practitioners can use in their clinical practice. This survey will ask about your practice setting, years of practice, and competency level on adult diabetes care based on the guideline of the American Association for Diabetes Educators. This survey will take about 15 minutes.

OTs: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02OpEH8S7Pan7GR

OTAs: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Poj9mgjAJPKS9v


If you are an OT or OTA who works with clients affected by traumatic brain injury, please consider taking the time to fill out this short and anonymous survey for occupational therapy graduate students who are researching the use of evidence-based practice among OTs treating clients with TBI. If interested, click the link to learn more about participation: 



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 gift cards. 

Thanks for your help,

Jarrett Henderson

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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