Guidelines for Contributors to AJOT. Am J Occup Ther 2016;70(Supplement_2):7012430010p1-7012430010p5. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2010.696S13.
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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 in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biomedical or behavioral outcomes.
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/)
Single-Case Reporting guideline In BEhavioural interventions (SCRIBE; Tate et al., 2016), for single-case research in the behavioral sciences
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/).
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