Rehabilitation & Disability Evidence-Based Practice Resources

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is based on the integration of critically appraised research results with the clinical expertise, and the client’s preferences, beliefs and values. Based on systematic reviews from experts in the field, the following topic specific rehabilitation and disability resources provide a comprehensive review of evidence-based findings to support practice. 

 Stroke ∙ Traumatic Brain Injury ∙ Neurodegenerative Diseases ∙ Cancer ∙ Home Mods & Falls Prevention ∙ Evidence Tools


Practice GuidelinesAdults With Stroke (purchase online)
May/June 2016 Special Issue of AJOT on Traumatic Brain Injury:

AJOT Published LiteratureTraumatic Brain Injury TBI Practice Guidelines Cover

Critically Appraised Topics on Traumatic Brain Injury:

Cognitive Impairments and Skills:
Vision and Visual Processing:
Psychosocial, Behavioral, and/or Emotional Impairments and Skills:
Motor Function:
Activities, Occupations and Social Participation:

Neurodegenerative Diseases 

Practice GuidelinesAdults with Neurodegenerative Diseases (purchase online)

January/February 2014 Special Issue of AJOT on Neurodegenerative Diseases:
AJOT Continuing EducationInterventions for People With ALS

AJOT Evidence Connection: Multiple Sclerosis 

Critically Appraised Topics on Neurodegenerative Diseases:


Critically Appraised Topics on Cancer:

Home Mods/Falls Prevention Cover of Book: Home Modification

Practice GuidelinesHome Modifications (purchase online)

May/June 2012 AJOT ArticleHome Modification and Fall Prevention Programs

Additional AJOT Published Literature: Home Accessibility/Environmental Modification

Critically Appraised TopicHome Modifications


Evidence Tools and Resources

Evidence Exchange: A central repository for Critically Appraised Papers (CAPs) and related resources. The Evidence Exchange includes opportunities for members to participate as CAP Submitters as well as CAP Reviewers on an ongoing basis. 

Evidence-Based Resource Directory: An online resource that links users to Internet sites related to the evidence-based practice of occupational therapy.

Journal Club Toolkit: The go-to resource for planning and implementing a journal club. This toolkit consists of an array of documents and resources to develop and hold journal clubs across practice settings and programs.

Research Opportunities Tables: The tables provide information on priority research areas and serves as opportunity for researchers to share information on recently completed and ongoing projects.

Everyday Evidence Podcast Series: Brief, digestible interviews with experts to discuss how evidence affects everyday problems.