Research Surveys and Volunteers

Please consider supporting OT research by participating in these current practitioner and student surveys and volunteer opportunities.

Occupational Therapy in Primary Care: Determining Receptiveness of Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Primary Care Providers, an Updated Study

Primary Investigator(s): Debra Collette, OTD, OTR/L, Program Director, MOT & OTD Programs; Russell Sage College
Student Researcher(s): Jacquelyn Nash

Research deadline: December 15, 2022

The survey is for all OTs, OTAs, & OT students.

Please complete a brief survey to help researchers understand occupational therapists’ thoughts on the integration of an OT into the primary care team. The survey takes an average of 2 minutes to complete. This study aims to discover the issues impeding the full inclusion of an OT as a member of the interdisciplinary primary care team. Once the issues are determined, there will be more direction on how to incorporate occupational therapists into the primary care setting. Thank you.

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Advocacy for Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: Increasing Access to Reimbursement for Services in New York State

Primary Investigator(s): Dr. Dayna Maniccia; Russell Sage College
Student Researcher(s): Taylor Gerrain

Research deadline: December 29, 2022

My name is Taylor Gerrain and I am an occupational therapy doctorate student at Russell Sage College. My research is focusing on the role of OT in mental health (MH), specifically how we can gain more reimbursement opportunities in NYS. I have put together a survey for my research class that aims to reach OTs all across the country. This survey is open to ALL OT practitioners (not just those in typical MH settings).

This survey focuses on the delivery process and procedures of psychosocial occupational therapy services. We aim to identify what occupational therapy practitioners are doing in psychosocial practice, what services they are providing, where they are providing psychosocial services, how they are documenting it, and how they are getting reimbursed for it. We will be asking that occupational therapy practitioners fill out a short online survey followed by an optional interview for more information. This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete.

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Dance/Movement in OT Clinical Practice

Primary Investigator(s): Rebecca Perini, OTDS & Dr. Dayna Maniccia; Russell Sage College, DrPH, MS
Student Researcher(s): Rebecca Streeter (Perini), OTDS

Research deadline: January 15, 2023

You are invited to participate in a research study regarding dance and movement used in occupational therapy conducted by Rebecca Perini, OTDS, and Dayna Maniccia, DrPH. This research study aims to better understand whether dance and movement are being used by occupational therapy practitioners and, if so, where and how they are being used. Participation should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary. There are 3 qualifications to participate in this study: (1) licensed occupational therapy practitioners (OTs and OTAs); (2) have at least one year of clinical practice; (3) are over the age of 18.

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