Research Listing

CAOT supports research activities that advance the practice of occupational therapy in Canada. Researchers have the opportunity to post surveys and calls for recruitment on this Research Listing.  To request consideration for posting, please complete the electronic form or contact Tracy Jolliffe for specific questions about this opportunity at or at 1-800-434-2268 ext. 241.

CAOT encourages its members to be active participants in building the body of evidence supporting the profession of occupational therapy.

DisclaimerCAOT’s acceptance to post a research opportunity is not an endorsement of the research project. The posted opportunities have not been subject to a methodological quality review by CAOT. For concerns related to a specific posting, please contact the principal investigator designated in the invitation letter. 

CAOT Initiative


Survey of Canadian Occupational Therapists Regarding Military, Veteran and Family Health

You are being invited to participate in a study that explores how occupational therapists in Canada understand and prepare to address the unique health issues of military personnel, Veterans, and their families.

Participation involves the completion of an online survey which will take approximately 15 minutes. Please note that participation in this study is completely voluntary and you have the right to decline or withdraw participation at any time for any reason without consequence. You can decline participation by disregarding this post and you can stop participation by quitting the survey if you have already begun.  

If you wish to participate in the study please click on the "take this survey" button to the right of this posting. Please carefully read the informed consent information before starting the survey. You are providing consent to participate by clicking the “next” button at the bottom of the “Informed Consent and Study Information” page and proceeding through the survey. 

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the principal investigator, Dr. Heidi Cramm, via telephone at 613-533-6094 or via email at

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A special issue in Occupational Therapy Now about economic evidence will be published in July 2018

We would like to encourage you to reflect upon this important subject by asking you to respond to a very brief 10-minute survey, the findings of which will be included in an editorial piece for the special issue.

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The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Assistive Technology Survey
WFOT is undertaking a survey of occupational therapy practitioners about the access and use of Assistive Technology. The responses will inform WFOT's engagement strategy with the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) project and the formulation of resources to support occupational therapy education, practice and research.  If you wish to participate in the study please click on the "take this survey" button to the right of this posting.  
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Concussion management clinician survey
In order to better understand the Concussion Management practices of health care providers, this survey seeks responses from Canadian Athletic, Occupational, and Physical Therapists.Your participation in this research is important and will help to: Determine the type of services used to manage youth patients with prolonged symptoms and understand how multidisciplinary approaches are used in clinical practice.
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Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership
We usually associate frailty with noticeable losses in a person’s physical, mental or social functioning. Frailty is a health state continuum ranging from fit to very frail, involving multiple health problems and often associated with getting older.The results of this study will help researchers and research funding organisations make sure that their work focuses on the needs of people affected by frailty.
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Perceived knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, behaviours and barriers of Occupational Therapists regarding the use of psychological strategies with clients living with Parkinson’s disease
The progressive nature of Parkinson’s disease has a profound impact on an individual’s ability to carry out self-care and activities of daily living, and presents affected individuals with various bio-psychosocial challenges.This survey examines the perceived knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, and barriers of Occupational Therapists regarding the use of psychological strategies in their practice with clients living with Parkinson’s disease.
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Occupational Therapy Assessment Tools in Mental Health and Addiction
This survey is to build our knowledge base about current and promising OT practices in addiction and mental health. You can help by sharing the assessment tools you are currently using with this population. Your contribution will be very valuable to support OTs choices in providing quality care. This inventory will serve as a starting point for a look at the assessment process across practice areas at AHS.
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Understanding Substance Use by Professionals
Researchers from Dalhousie University are seeking professionals to be involved in a confidential study to examine the use of substances, such as caffeine, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription and over-the-counter medication.  The purpose of the study is to better understand the beneficial and detrimental effects on performance of daily activities and quality of experience. 
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Interventions to Address Vision and Visual-Perceptual Impairments to Optimize Occupational Performance in Adults with Acquired Brain Injury: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Occupational Therapy Practices.
This study addresses the current occupational therapy treatments being offered to clients with vision and visual-perceptual impairments among adults secondary to experiencing an acquired brain injury (ABI). The study aims to explore gaps between these practices and evidence-based interventions.
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Remaining an occupational therapist - Investigating the professional resilience strategies of occupational therapists
The research aims to further understand the factors that impact on the professional resilience of occupational therapists, and to explore the protective factors which enable experienced practitioners to stay in the profession. The goal is to learn from experienced practitioners so that we can provide education and advice to other occupational therapists regarding what strategies are most effective in the maintenance of professional resilience. 
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The benefits of having an OT in the intensive care unit (ICU)
Hello OTs who currently work in ICUs or had positions in the ICU, my name is Daniel Liang and I am a OT student from UofT, my group and I are working on a project that is involved with conducting a population needs analysis and environmental scan to help stakeholders at St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto, Ontario judge the utility of implementing OT services in their medical surgical ICU. At this time, we are contacting OTs who work/or previously worked in the ICU to get their valuable perspectives on the benefits of an OT role in the ICU by asking them to fill our survey.
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