Michigan Occupational Therapy Association


Opportunities for Occupational Therapy Practitioners to Support and Participate in Research

I am a second year OT doctoral student at Huntington University in Peoria, Arizona. Myself and fellow researchers are inviting OTPS to participate in a study investigating their comfortability in addressing topics of intimacy and sexuality for clients with disabilities in practice. The study consists of a 14 question survey and an option to participate in a focus group. Both studies are approved by Huntington University’s  IRB. We would greatly appreciate your participation in this study and encourage snowballing. Thank you so much and feel free to reach out with questions to eandersson@huntington.edu (expert mentor).

Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexEMPm3JPRLcUNKIFtKDko0BNhKItnIwj5p7CPJBDfL5F2Qg/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Focus Group Sign-Up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWd4RrWVCGhBOe-A3MwRunvzokjIsbKlMsDT2RkyiL5X2Plw/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Thanks again, 

Aubrey Reese, OTDS

You are invited to participate in a research study. Please see the recruitment flyer <- and informed consent flyer for more information. This study is completely voluntary. If you are interested in participating or have questions for the researcher, please contact Amanda Hood-Abernethy at hoodabernethya@uindy.edu.

Please click here to participate.

Calling all occupational and physical therapists!  

We are asking for you to complete the following survey from a group of entry-level doctorate students in the Western Michigan University Occupational Therapy department. This survey study aims to examine what practicing occupational and physical therapists understand about the policies and service delivery processes that are involved when wheelchair seating and positioning equipment is recommended for our clients in the United States.  

This survey is for OT and PT practitioners that are not regularly involved in recommending wheelchair seating and positioning equipment. The survey will help guide education to increase confidence and awareness with the service delivery process, which will help us advocate for our clients! Your participation in the survey will be kept completely anonymous, your name will in no way be attached to your response. 

If you agree to participate, please click the link below. We encourage you to share our survey with other practitioners who may be interested! If you have any questions or would like more details of the study, please email Cara Masselink at cara.masselink@wmich.edu.  

Thank you in advance for your participation! 

Survey link: https://wmich.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0HhjD5dSoCftXF4  

Telehealth was used frequently during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic due to health precautions including limitations on in-person services and social distancing practices; however, there is limited knowledge on how telehealth use has evolved following removal of restrictions from the pandemic. You are invited to participate in a research study to identify how telehealth is currently used in early intervention and pediatric occupational therapy. We intend to gather data on the frequency, perceptions, and rationale of telehealth use by occupational therapists. There is no cost to participate and it should take approximately 10 minutes. The results of this study will be used to gain insight on the current use of telehealth by pediatric occupational therapists in order to inform future education and decision making when offering telehealth services. Thank you for your consideration! 

Link to survey: https://wmich.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3sj6DgP4Ogzs8Gq 

NIDILRR-Funded survey of occupational therapy practitioners

 Occupational therapy practitioners who work with adults with physical or vision disabilities
Research Subject: Practice patterns and needs around occupational therapy assessment and intervention with parents and caregivers with physical and vision disabilities

Through the Looking Glass is conducting a NIDILRR-funded national survey of occupational therapists as part of a larger Field-Initiated Project to 1. improve online resources and other educational materials for OTPs and other professionals and 2. to enhance our web-based resources on services and equipment to support parenting. The survey is anonymous and should take between 10 and 15 minutes. Any OTP who has provided assessment or intervention services to adults with physical or vision disabilities is eligible to participate. You do not need to have provided services to a parent or caregiver or to have provided services focused on child-caregiving tasks to participate. Please forward this to anyone in your network who might be interested in participating. Thank you for your support!

You can take the survey at: 

Updated 6/20/2023