The purpose of this study is to describe currently used educational strategies for teaching evidence-based practice (EBP) in entry-level master's degree occupational therapy programs in the United States. Fifty-eight entry-level occupational therapy program directors completed a survey. Results showed that occupational therapy programs consistently use a wide variety of EBP resources for teaching EBP including database searches, literature reviews, and the development of a research proposal. Less commonly used strategies include the use of case stories and journal clubs. The current study provides a baseline of existing strategies taught in entry level programs that may be built upon to gather more information about the content of EBP coursework, and determine ways to foster implementation of EBP in practice.
Recommended CitationAngelis, EdD, OTR/L, Tina; DiMarco, Thomas G; and Toth-Cohen, EdD, OTR/L, Susan, "Evidence-based practice in occupational therapy curricula." (2013). Department of Occupational Therapy Faculty Papers. Paper 16.