Please see the list below for current optional surveys for your participation. Thank you for your participation, which helps promote research of the OT profession.

Exploring OT practitioners' perceptions and practice in addressing social isolation risk factors among community dwelling older adults in skilled nursing facilities prior to discharge (Doctorate Capstone Project)

Eligible Participants:
Occupational therapy practitioners who are currently licensed to practice within the United States and work at least twenty hours per week in a skilled
nursing facility.

Study information:  I am conducting an interview in order to gain an in-depth understanding of occupational therapy practitioners’ perceptions and practice of addressing social isolation risk factors among community-dwelling older adults in skilled nursing facilities prior to discharge.

This study is looking for occupational therapy practitioners who work at least twenty hours per week in a skilled nursing facility.

This study is completely voluntary, confidential, and no form of compensation is provided. The interview will take approximately 1 hour to complete and may be in-person, on the phone, or through online communication platforms such as Skype or Facetime.

This project has been approved by Quinnipiac University’s Institutional Review Board. If you have questions or would like further information, please contact the co-investigator, Allissa Smith, who can be contacted via email at Thank you for your devotion to the field of occupational therapy.

Surveys will be taken through December 31, 2017

OT's role in feeding/mealtimes in school settings

Eligible Participants:School-based OT Practitioners

Additional info:
This is a one-time survey which takes approximately 10-15 minutes. The preliminary results of this study will be presented at the AOTA Specialty Conference for School-Based Practice in December 2017, with an emphasis on identifying supports and barriers that OT practitioners face. Your involvement in the study is voluntary, and you may choose not to participate. This study is approved by the University of New Mexico Human Research Protections Office, HRRC #17-305

Link to Survey:


Barriers that OT Practitioners face in regards to evidence-based practice implementation

Eligible participants:  OT Practitioners

The following survey is part of a research study that seeks to find solutions to the barriers that OT practitioners face in regards to evidence-based practice implementation. This survey will take a maximum of 10 minutes of your time. In addition to demographic information, the survey will ask you to rank the proposed solutions to the main barriers that practitioners face related to evidence-based practice in order of most to least beneficial.


Survey's accepted through October 31, 2017


Reported Burnout Among OT Practitioners

Eligible Participants:  Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

You are invited to participate in a research study about the reported burnout among occupational therapy practitioners working a minimum of 35 hours weekly in a clinical or academic occupational therapy setting. According to the literature, there is a discrepancy between some publications that state that occupational therapy is among the top professions for a variety of reasons and other literature stating that occupational therapy practitioners experience burnout. This research may be used to promote the occupational therapy field or to raise awareness of possible burnout among occupational therapy practitioners. All responses are confidential and anonymous.   

The study is being conducted by occupational therapy doctoral students as part of a research requirement from Creighton University.   

To participate in the brief (10-15 minute) online survey, occupational therapy practitioners must:  

  • Currently work a minimum of 35 hours weekly in a clinical or academic occupational therapy setting  
  • Be a registered and licensed occupational therapist or a certified and licensed occupational therapy assistant  


Follow this link to participate today: 

Participants are allowed to discontinue taking the survey at any time with no consequences.  Thank you for your time and contribution to the promotion and development of occupational therapy! Please feel free to share with others via snowball sampling.

 Surveys accepted through October 31, 2017


OT and COTA Practices with Adults and Children with Autism

Eligible Participants:  OT Practitioners

The online survey examines OT and COTA practices with adults and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete. There's an additional link at the end of the survey to enter a drawing to win several $50 Amazon gift cards.

By establishing a profile of current practices, the survey allows for international comparisons; enables monitoring practice trends; and informs occupational therapy educators. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alisha Ohl anytime: or 607-342-2003.

Survey link:


Occupational Therapy and Mental Health

Eligible Participants:  OT Practitioners
Anxiety disorders affect 40 million US adults while depression affects over 16 million, and approximately half of those diagnosed with depression also suffer from co-morbid anxiety (Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 2016). Lincoln et al. (2013) found that at 5 years post-stroke, 29% of clients had anxiety, 33% had depression, and 20% had a co-morbidity. The long-term implications of comorbid physical and psychological health conditions include poorer functional outcomes and increased rates of mortality and morbidity (Clarke, 2009). In the United States, mental health often goes unaddressed and undiagnosed in the acute care setting, where depression and anxiety (hereafter referred to as "A/D") are often comorbid with physical health conditions (Kannenberg, 2011). While mental health is strongly within the scope of occupational therapy practice (AOTA, 2014), literature on how A/D is evaluated and treated in the adult physical dysfunction or non-mental health acute care setting is sparse.The lack of literature highlights the need for exploring how these mental health challenges are addressed in this practice setting, specifically by occupational therapy due to its foundation in mental health. Therefore, it is critical to investigate the treatment, or lack thereof, of A/D by occupational therapists in this
practice setting.
Here is the survey link:
Surveys until January 1, 2018