Research Article  |   January 2014
Five Years of Mental Health Research in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2009–2013
Author Affiliations
  • Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is Associate Professor, Programs in Occupational Therapy Research, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032; sg2422@columbia.edu
  • Emily I. Raphael-Greenfield, EdD, OTR, is Assistant Professor, Programs in Occupational Therapy Research, Columbia University, New York, NY
Article Information
Mental Health / Departments
Research Article   |   January 2014
Five Years of Mental Health Research in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2009–2013
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January/February 2014, Vol. 68, e21-e36. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.010249
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January/February 2014, Vol. 68, e21-e36. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.010249
Abstract

In the past 5 years, the number of research articles on occupational therapy in mental health published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy has steadily declined. This article identifies the strengths and limitations of this body of research and provides directions for practitioners and researchers to enhance the profession’s role as a valued mental health service provider.