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Research Article  |   January 2007
A Case Report of Evidence-Based Practice: From Academia to Clinic
Author Affiliations
  • Diana M. Bailey, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, is Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155; diana.bailey@tufts.edu
  • Jodi Bornstein, MS, OTR, is Occupational Therapist, Resource Clinician in Stroke Rehabilitation, New England Sinai Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Stoughton, MA
  • Sarah Ryan, MA, OTR, is Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Associates, Watertown, MA
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Evidence-Based Practice / Original Articles
Research Article   |   January 2007
A Case Report of Evidence-Based Practice: From Academia to Clinic
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January/February 2007, Vol. 61, 85-91. doi:10.5014/ajot.61.1.85
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January/February 2007, Vol. 61, 85-91. doi:10.5014/ajot.61.1.85
Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present activities that can be used to integrate evidence-based practice (EBP) into clinicians’ daily work so that they may be better informed when planning intervention with their clients. The article includes a short history of EBP, a description of an eight-step EBP process taught in an academic setting using a student project as an example, and suggestions for ways in which individual practitioners and occupational therapy managers can promote the implementation of EBP in daily practice.