Guidelines for Contributors to AJOT. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_3):6913430010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.696S13
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Incidence and prevalence of client factors and how they relate to participation in occupations (e.g., activity and participation, roles)
Patterns of occupational engagement in various populations (e.g., how people spend their time)
Relationship of engagement in occupations to health and development across the lifespan
Physiological and psychological mechanisms of health conditions and the ability to participate in occupations (basic science studies)
Interventions that fall within the scope of occupational therapy (clinical trials)
Health services research relevant to occupational therapy
Activity and participation, and quality of life
Health policy research relating to occupational therapy or the facilitation of participation and healthy engagement in occupation
Pedagogy relating to the education of entry-level or postprofessional occupational therapy students, interprofessional education, or continuing education of health professionals.
Effectiveness studies (outcome studies), systematic reviews, and meta-analyses
Efficiency studies (studies assessing interventions in areas such as patient satisfaction or cost and time efficiency)
Studies establishing the reliability and validity of occupational therapy instruments
Studies linking occupational engagement to participation and health
Studies exploring a currently debated topical or professional issue (The Issue Is articles).
A research study using human subjects to evaluate biomedical or health-related outcomes. Two types of clinical studies are interventional studies (or clinical trials) and observational studies.
An interventional study is a clinical study in which participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes. The assignments are determined by the study protocol. Participants may receive diagnostic, therapeutic, or other types of interventions.
An observational study is a clinical study in which participants identified as belonging to study groups are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes. Participants may receive diagnostic, therapeutic, or other types of interventions, but the investigator does not assign participants to specific interventions (as in an interventional study). (italics added)
CAse REports (CARE; Gagnier et al., 2014), for case reports (http://www.care-statement.org/)
COnsolidated criteria for REporting Qualitative research (COREQ; Tong, Sainsbury, & Graig, 2007), for qualitative studies (http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/coreq/)
Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA; Moher, Liberati, Tetzlaff, Altman, & The PRISMA Group, 2009), for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (http://www.prisma-statement.org/)
Strengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology (STROBE; von Elm et al., 2007), for observational studies (http://strobe-statement.org/)
STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies (STARD; Bossuyt et al., 2003), for studies of diagnostic accuracy (http://www.stard-statement.org/).
Journal Article (hard copy or not available online):
Dunton, W. R., Jr. (1926). An historical note. Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation, 5(6), 427–439.
Journal Article (online version, with digital object identifier [doi]):
Arbesman, M., & Lieberman, D. (2011). Methodology for the systematic reviews on occupational therapy for adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 490–496. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2011.00257
Journal Article (online version, no doi):
Gram, M., & Smed, K. (2011). We can drink our coffee more slowly: Discursive uses of age in relation to holiday consumption—Examples among Danish and German mature travellers. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 7(1), 2–7. Retrieved from http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap/article/view/229/241
Book With Corporate Author and Author as Publisher:
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.
World Health Organization. (2001). International classification of functioning, disability and health. Geneva: Author.
Book With Author(s):
Frank, G. (2000). Venus on wheels: Two decades of dialogue on disability, biography, and being female in America. Los Angeles: University of California Press.
Law, M. (Ed.). (1998). Client-centered occupational therapy. Thorofare, NJ: Slack.
Chapter in Edited Book:
Case-Smith, J. (2010). Evidence-based practice in occupational therapy for children with an autism spectrum disorder. In H. M. Kuhaneck & R. Watling (Eds.), Autism: A comprehensive occupational therapy approach (3rd ed., pp. 701–742). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
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