Research Article  |   December 2016
Fostering Full Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice
Author Affiliations
  • Deborah Marr, ScD, OTR/L, is Therapist, Fayetteville–Manlius School District, Fayetteville, NY; dmarr@fmschools.org
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Centennial Topics
Research Article   |   December 2016
Fostering Full Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 2016, Vol. 71, 7101100050p1-7101100050p5. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.019661
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 2016, Vol. 71, 7101100050p1-7101100050p5. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.019661
Abstract

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a widely endorsed concept, but many occupational therapy practitioners would like to be more informed and supported in its full implementation. They need information on the evolving definitions and concepts of EBP, encouragement to develop and adopt EBP models that link to occupational therapy’s professional values, and methods that translate evidence into answers for clinical questions. This column discusses these needs and makes recommendations to the American Occupational Therapy Association for addressing them.