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Welcome to the Occupational Therapy International Online Network (OTION).

Our goal is to provide an online resource for the international occupational therapy community through this on-line forum.

You will have the opportunity to participate in discussion topics related to your practice area and interact with your international colleagues. A moderator, who will be a resource to the group, monitors each topic.

We look forward to your participation and contribution to international occupational therapy practice.

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#1 Re: Evidence Based Practice and Research » Forensic Occupational Therapy Research » Tuesday 7th of February 2017 17:30

What an exciting study Pradeep! Please do keep me posted, and please feel free to post any comments when in need of suggestions. I will direct other users who have a similar interest to this forum!

#2 Re: Evidence Based Practice and Research » Forensic Occupational Therapy Research » Wednesday 25th of January 2017 22:08

Hello Pradeep!

I hope you are having a great start of the year. Wondering if you could give us an update on your work? Looking forward to it!

Liliana

#6 Re: Evidence Based Practice and Research » Research Priorities » Wednesday 25th of January 2017 21:43

Hello colleagues!
I wanted to share with you that the WFOT conducted a recent survey of all member countries, and identified a set of international research priorities. You can access more information in the published article available at:

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10. … b%3dpubmed

#7 Re: Evidence Based Practice and Research » Welcome to the Research OTION forum! » Wednesday 25th of January 2017 21:41

Hello everyone! Welcome to our newest members! I encourage you to start a forum on a specific topic within research that you would like to discuss. Also, please feel free to invite colleagues, students and clients to join OTION!

#8 Re: Evidence Based Practice and Research » Qualitative and quantitative inquiry in occupational therapy research » Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 22:58

Thank you RPERH! This is very helpful for clinicians and evolving scientists to consider! Have you experienced tensions between them on the field?

#9 Re: Evidence Based Practice and Research » What is the greatest challenge currently facing our profession? » Thursday 21st of July 2016 16:45

Yes! It seems that showcasing the added value of occupational therapy is a global challenge. And one in which research has an important role!

#10 Re: Evidence Based Practice and Research » Forensic Occupational Therapy Research » Monday 11th of July 2016 16:11

Thank you very much for creating this forum gpcguna! It is a great idea! I wil spread the word so more OTs can engage in this important topic!

#11 Re: Evidence Based Practice and Research » Welcome to the Research OTION forum! » Thursday 30th of June 2016 01:16

Welcome to our newest members! What a wonderful variety of research interests! very much like the scope of practice and the power of occupation. I would like to encourage you all to create topics for like minded areas if you want to. That will allow you to have an area within the research forum to discuss that particular field of research. Looking forward to further interactions!

#12 Re: Evidence Based Practice and Research » Welcome to the Research OTION forum! » Monday 20th of June 2016 20:50

Also, please feel free to create new topics that can help colleagues with similar interests to come together! :-)

#13 Re: Evidence Based Practice and Research » What is the greatest challenge currently facing our profession? » Monday 20th of June 2016 20:48

Hello Huget and Ndyowaawe,

Thank you for joining!

I really appreciate your perspectives. I agree, we need to engage in more occupational therapy- driven research, that can position the profession within the health care settings and beyond, highlighting the unique value of OT! Please feel free to invite others to join this important conversation!

#14 Re: Evidence Based Practice and Research » Welcome to the Research OTION forum! » Monday 20th of June 2016 20:37

Thank you all for joining! It is great to virtually meet you and see the varied and important research interests we have including autism, youth health and participation, occupational justice and disability, assistive technology. Please feel free to invite others to join the discussion, and if you become aware of any resources that are available and would help the discussion, please feel free to post! Lets make this virtual community grow!

#15 Re: Evidence Based Practice and Research » Welcome to the Research OTION forum! » Wednesday 15th of June 2016 13:41

Hi! Is nice to meet you (virtually at least :-). That is a very important field of study that characterizes research in occupational therapy. Maybe we can make it a topic in itself? I will create it and it will provide an opportunity for like minded researchers and practitioners to discuss and share. Also, you may know this already but the OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health is publishing a special issue on Occupation and Justice which will be out in October. I will post the link to the site once its out!

#16 Evidence Based Practice and Research » Research Priorities » Friday 10th of June 2016 20:27

lilialjara
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For the past 2 years, the Research Program of the WFOT has been working on a project to identify the research priorities in occupational therapy across the globe. Under the leadership of amazing delegates, this project will help us understand what are the research needs and strengths of different regions across the globe. Help us by joining the conversation here. What do you think are the occupational therapy research priorities of your country? Why?

Leave us your comments!

#17 Evidence Based Practice and Research » Qualitative and quantitative inquiry in occupational therapy research » Friday 10th of June 2016 20:24

lilialjara
Replies: 5

Historically, these two forms of inquiry have been large described as opposing methodological views in research. But are they? This topic invites you to discuss the implications, contributions, challenges and complementarities of quantitative and qualitative inquiry in the study of occupation and occupational therapy. Which form of inquiry for you most often use? Why? How can they both help us see the bigger picture... and the smallest detail?

Leave us your comments!

#18 Evidence Based Practice and Research » Evidence based or evidence informed practice? » Friday 10th of June 2016 20:21

lilialjara
Replies: 2

In recent years, scholars and clinicians in occupational therapy and other disciplines have argued over the implications, benefits, and challenges of evidence-based practice.

In this article (http://www.otseeker.com/Info/PDF/The%20 … %20EBP.pdf), Bennett and Bennett (2000) provide an overview of evidence-based practice in occupational therapy. More recently, there has been a growing debate around transitioning to a "evidence-informed" model, that informs the clinical reasoning and decision making of the professional, but provides more flexibility in the implementation and recognizes the clinician's expertise and judgement.

What is your take on this? Do you implement an evidence-based practice framework in your own practice? Do you advocate for evidence-based  or evidence-informed practice? What are the pragmatical and philosophical differences?

Leave us your comments!

#19 Evidence Based Practice and Research » What is the greatest challenge currently facing our profession? » Friday 10th of June 2016 20:06

lilialjara
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And how can research help us overcome it? Leave us your thoughts, comments or experiences!

#20 Evidence Based Practice and Research » Welcome to the Research OTION forum! » Friday 10th of June 2016 20:04

lilialjara
Replies: 15

Hello colleagues from around the world! It is a pleasure to officially welcome you to the Research Forum of OTION, our first official Occupational Therapy global online network. The WFOT is pleased to provide this opportunity for occupational therapists, scientists and students from around the globe to connect, discuss, interact and together reflect upon the challenges and opportunities facing the science of occupation and occupational therapy across the globe.

Let me tell you a little bit about me: my name is Liliana, and I am currently the Interim Research Program Coordinator for the WFOT, and the Colombian delegate to the Federation. My areas of research include assistive technology, robotics, and driving automation and simulation. I am passionate about research and unveiling the ways in which occupation displays and transforms the lives of of individuals and communities across the globe.

Here you will find some proposed topics, but if you have research topic that you would like to discuss, post it!

Please join me as we explore, discuss and inquire of each other and the present and future of our scientific endeavors! Leave a comment, join the conversation, and lets join our voices for the power of occupation!

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