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.  These study or survey opportunities have been vetted to ensure they are relevant to occupational therapy, supportive of occupational therapy practice and are not in conflict with CAOT values.

CAOT encourages our members to be active participants in building our evidence base.

Disclaimer: CAOT’s acceptance to post a research opportunity is not an endorsement of the research project.

Date postedSurvey 
May 3, 2017

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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May 4, 2017 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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May 4, 2017

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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May 12, 2017

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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May 12, 2017 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.

We sincerely appreciate your time in answering these six short questions regarding your practice area and the assessment tools you use. All responses are completely confidential. If you would like a copy of the inventory list, or would consider being contacted at a later date for additional discussion pertaining to the assessment process, please include your email address at the end of the survey. Email addresses will not be associated with survey answers to maintain confidentiality. The survey should take about 5-10 minutes. 
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May 12, 2017 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.  
Participants will complete an anonymous survey regarding current and past experience of using substances. The length of the survey varies between 10 to 60 minutes, depending on the extent of individual experience.  
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