We are occupational therapy doctoral students from Huntington University and are requesting your assistance with a research study. We are recruiting participants for a research study entitled Implication of Care of Canines Within Occupational Therapy Interventions. The results of this study will help inform current practices in occupational therapy relating to the care of canines.

The project has been approved by the Huntington University Institutional Review Board and is under the direction of Dr. Patricia Henton, faculty at Huntington University, as a component of the Huntington University Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. The supervising professor can be contacted at the following email address: Dr. Patricia Henton [email protected] The Huntington University Institutional Review Board Chair, Dr. Mike Rowley, can be contacted at [email protected] for any questions pertaining to the research.

To volunteer to be a participant of the study, you must be an occupational therapy practitioner in the United States that incorporates dogs or care of dogs in your therapy sessions.

 The voluntary and anonymous online survey will open on March 15, 2021 and will close on June 2, 2021. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

If you are willing to participate in the study, please follow this link to the survey:




Dear occupational therapy practitioners,

We are researchers from the University of South Dakota, USA, and we are conducting a research study entitled: “The Extent to which Occupational Therapy Interventions Address the Well-Being Needs of Caregivers”. In this research study, we hope to gather information that will help us understand the extent to which occupational therapy practitioners address the well-being needs of caregivers for their service recipients. We also want to know occupational therapy practitioners’ opinions regarding how important it is to address the wellbeing needs of the caregivers for their service recipients. We are asking you to participate in this research study because you are a practicing occupational therapy practitioner and therefore you are in a position to provide us with the information to help us understand this issue. Responding to the questionnaire through the link provided below implies consent to participate in the research study. Participation in the study is anonymous and you are not required to provide any identifying information. Also, there are no negative consequences if you choose not to participate in the study, and even if you choose to participate, you can stop at any time. It will take about 10 to15 minutes of your time to respond to the survey questionnaire. If you choose to participate in this study as explained above, please, click on the link below to access the survey questionnaire.


Thank you very much for participating in our research study. Your insights on this issue are invaluable.


Moses N. Ikiugu, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Mackenzie Feldhacker, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, Keelan Bialas, BS, Sydney Korn, BA




Incontinence in Occupational Therapy

We are seeking to explore how often incontinence is addressed in OT practice. Dr. Wynnet Sinclair (Principal Investigator), Dr. Neha Tripathi (Faculty Advisor), and a group of second-year occupational therapy doctoral students at Wingate University will be conducting this study. This study should take no more than 5 minutes of your time. The survey will be open till February 7th, 2021. We would greatly appreciate your participation and request that you remind your members to participate by sending them the email attachment below. Please click the link below to get access to the study.




Thank you,

 Wynnet Sinclair (Principal Investigator [PI]), OTD, OTR/L; Neha Tripathi (Research Faculty Advisor), OTD, OTR/L, CDP; Savannah Ange, OTDS; Marisa Davis, OTDS; Abby Jacaruso, OTDS; Madison Kolotello, OTDS; Brandy Tharpe, OTDS



Wingate University OTD students and faculty are conducting research regarding final year OT and OTA students’ perspectives on cultural responsiveness. This survey is for any students within 12 months of graduating from an OT or OTA program in North Carolina. The survey ends on February 15th, 2021.   If you have questions please contact McKenzie Bolin at [email protected]

 Survey link: https://wingate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0DsxWe2hKNoPAUd


The purpose of this study is to understand and describe how Occupational Therapy (OT) faculty members perceive how their academic program implements Interprofessional Education (IPE) into their curricula. Interprofessional Education is standard in Occupational Therapy Curricula across the United States. This study will examine how OT programs implement IPE and correlate prior years of clinical experience to IPE readiness, perception, and preferred methods of faculty training. This study intends to add to the growing body of evidence related to IPE to direct the development of IPE training specific to IPE faculty's needs and preferences. 

  Your feedback regarding IPE is highly valued, especially as we continue to face the uncertainties of a pandemic health care crisis. Please click on the link below. I would be very appreciative if you would assist in distribution by posting this on your website, Facebook page and forwarding this link to your OT faculty colleagues. The 10-15-minute survey will anonymously collect data through Microsoft Forms.  

  Please contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions. Thank you for your participation. 

We are Alexandra Martinez and Leigh Anne Pollard, 2 OTD students at Methodist University.  We have a 5-10 minute capstone survey regarding the impact of COVID-19 on practicing Occupational Therapists. Please take a few minutes to complete this for us. Thank you for your support!


Hello OT Practitioners,

 We are graduate students from the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program at Huntington University. We are conducting a study titled The Role and Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Services in Disaster Preparedness for Individuals Living in Place. We are seeking occupational therapists who complete home assessments to participate in our study.

 The purpose of our research study is to examine the level of preparedness of individuals with disabilities living in place in response to natural disasters.

 Our research study is targeting occupational therapists who regularly carry out home assessments. The survey will be asking practitioners for their perspectives and personal experience on integrating disaster preparedness information and action plans into home assessment treatment plans. The survey is comprised of free response questions as well as standardized multiple-choice questions. The survey and consent form will be made available through the Google forms link listed below. The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclMUccNHdPzbzcNnfLEKucimZingYyZryraVwsNbnsbbrS6A/viewform

 Survey Closes Monday, May 1, 2021.

We appreciate your time and hope you could complete our survey!

Sincerely, Devon Boes, OTDS Brittany Gray, OTDS Malia Menon, OTDS, Abigail Saxman, OTDS, Hannah Tissenbaum, OTDS, & Dr. Jeanne Sowers, OTD, MA, OTR 

Huntington University Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
[email protected]

The Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at UNC Chapel Hill is seeking occupational therapy practitioners who work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in residential facilities to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to explore occupation-based practice in the context of congregate living. Participation in this study involve a time commitment of two 60–90 minute virtual focus group sessions on Zoom and providing a photo or short video clip, for group discussion, to represent what occupation-based practice means to you. Participants will be compensated for their time.



 If interested, contact Dr. Khalilah Johnson at Khalil[email protected]

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions. 


The purpose of the study is to identify sensory-based theories that are used and familiar to occupational therapy practitioners in practice. Submission of the survey implies your agreement to participate in the study. We estimate it will take 10 minutes to complete this survey.

Thank you for your time.


“Occupational therapy practitioners' perspectives on providing services to patients diagnosed with COVID-19”. My research committee and I are looking to have OT practitioners participate in our study. 


Completing the online survey may take 5-10 minutes only. The survey is anonymous, and responses cannot be linked to you. If you are interested in participating, please click the following link. I would appreciate if you forwarded the link to fellow AOTA members as I am hoping the results will have significant contribution to understanding the perspectives of OT practitioners during this pandemic and I would love to get some responses from OTs in various areas. 


Stay safe and thank you for your help!  






We are running a cross-cultural study about the current awareness of practitioners regarding various Neurodevelopmental Disorders. We are looking for Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and other medical professionals to fill out our survey that takes about 20 minutes. Conditions to participate: You must be at least 18 years old You must be presently practicing/training Your profession is one of the following: psychotherapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists & medical professionals (e.g., pediatricians, primary care physicians). You do not have to be an expert in the area of Neurodevelopment Disorders to participate, we welcome all professionals of any area of expertise. At the end of the survey, you will have the option to provide an email address which would not be linked to your responses. We would use it to contact you if you are selected as a gift card winner of $25. To protect your anonymity, this information is automatically separated from the survey. Survey link



Researchers in Idaho State University’s Occupational Therapy Program are studying clinical reasoning in occupational therapy. We are seeking participants willing to respond to a short anonymous online survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather information regarding the types and frequency of actions/behaviors that students and practitioners engage in to inform their clinical reasoning. Individuals willing to respond to this survey can click on this link to view the informed consent and to be taken directly to the survey. 


Anyone having questions about this research should contact Kelly Thompson (principal researcher) at [email protected]