Michigan Occupational Therapy Association


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Opportunities for OT Practitioners to Support and Participate in Research

Hello! We are Master of Science in Occupational Therapy students from Saginaw Valley State University working on our Capstone research project. We are conducting a research study exploring the steps and opportunities in which occupational therapists have engaged in order to treat the transgender and non-binary community effectively. We are seeking to conduct interviews with licensed occupational therapists who have experience working with the transgender and non-binary community and feel competent in treating members of this population. More information can be found on the attached flyer. If you have any questions or are interested in participating in this study, please contact the research team through Rachel Daley (586) 438-6204; rmdaley@svsu.edu. Please see our flyer.

My name is Nina Leacock and I am an OT student at Rocky Mountain College. I am looking for currently licensed occupational therapists to complete my survey. My research is titled "Has limited curriculum in OT programs nationwide affected occupational therapists’ ability to address sexual activity, sexuality, and intimacy with clients in practice?”. Your responses will contribute to potential curriculum design, reaching the academic audience to promote inclusion of sexual activity, sexuality, and intimacy. If you are a currently licensed OT and have 10-15 minutes, I would greatly appreciate your input! Additionally, if you know of other OTs willing to complete this survey, please feel free to forward on this email. Thank you for your time and responses! Please see the link below:

My name is Tabitha DiBacco and I am a clinical psychology doctoral student at Western Michigan University. I am writing to ask if you would be willing to share information about a research study I am conducting with healthcare workers. The goal of the research is to better inform resources for healthcare workers during widespread health crises. Please see our flyer.
Non-administrative, clinical employees in medical facilities are eligible for the study. This could include hospitals, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient primary care locations, urgent care centers, assisted living facilities, and other locations. Participation includes attending three, one hour research sessions and completing 8-11 surveys over a period of 15-17 weeks. It is expected this will take between 6.5 to 8 hours in total. This intervention study has been approved by Western Michigan University’s Institutional Research Board.
If you would be willing to share information about the study, I have attached a study flyer that can be shared by email or posted on social media.
If you have any questions about the study, I would be more than happy to share further information about it.
Tabitha DiBacco, M.A., TLLP
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
Western Michigan University

Our research team is exploring therapist-client discussions around meaningful activity.We hope to learn more about the practices and challenges of these conversations in order to better equip Occupational Therapists for practice.Your 10-15minutescan help us do that. Please click the link below to take a quick survey describing yourroutines and challenges during discussions about meaningful activity: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SJMRQZV  

If you have any questions or concerns, pleasecontactiwuresearch2021@gmail.comfor more information. Thank you for your participation and time. 


Melissa Khosla, OTD, OTR/L, Ivy Evatt, OTS, Sarah Glaze, OTS, Ciera Tuozzo, OTS, RachelVogler, OTS 

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

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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