Research Article  |   November 2014
Method for the Systematic Reviews on Occupational Therapy and Driving and Community Mobility for Older Adults
Author Affiliations
  • Marian Arbesman, PhD, OTR/L, is Consultant, American Occupational Therapy Association Evidence-Based Practice Project; President, ArbesIdeas, Inc., 7954 Transit Road, No. 307, Williamsville, NY 14221; and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York; ma@ArbesIdeas.com
  • Deborah Lieberman, MSHA, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Program Director, Evidence-Based Practice Project, and Staff Liaison to the Commission on Practice, American Occupational Therapy Association, Bethesda, MD
  • Debra R. Berlanstein, MLS, AHIP, is Associate Director, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Article Information
Community Mobility and Driving / Evidence-Based Practice / Geriatrics/Productive Aging
Research Article   |   November 2014
Method for the Systematic Reviews on Occupational Therapy and Driving and Community Mobility for Older Adults
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, 657-661. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.013425
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, 657-661. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.013425
Abstract

Systematic reviews of literature relevant to driving and community mobility for older adults are important to the practice of occupational therapy. We describe the four questions that served as the focus for the systematic reviews of the effectiveness of occupational therapy assessments and interventions for driving and community mobility for older adults. We include the background for the reviews; the process followed for each question, including search terms and search strategy; the databases searched; and the methods used to summarize and critically appraise the literature. The final number of articles included in each systematic review, a summary of the themes of the results, the strengths and limitations of the findings, and the implications for practice, education, and research are presented.