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Research Article  |   June 1986
The Literature of Occupational Therapy: A Citation Analysis Study
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  • K. Suzanne Johnson, MA, is Biomedical Sciences Librarian, and Dorothy J. Leising, MLS, is a library technician; both at the Libraries of the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523
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Research Article   |   June 1986
The Literature of Occupational Therapy: A Citation Analysis Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1986, Vol. 40, 390-396. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.6.390
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1986, Vol. 40, 390-396. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.6.390
Abstract

A citation analysis was done on literature cited in 1978, 1980, and 1982 issues of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. The results confirmed two impressions. The body of literature specific to occupational therapy is very small. But the body of literature potentially relevant to the work of the occupational therapist is very large, covering many disciplines. An unexpected finding was the reliance on older literature. Implications of these three findings are discussed.