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Evidence-Based Practice & Research

"We envision that occupational therapy is a powerful, widely recognized, science-driven, and evidence-based profession with a globally connected and diverse workforce meeting society's occupational needs."

- From the AOTA Centennial Vision

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. To promote EBP, AOTA has developed a number of resources to assist members find and utilize clinically-relevant literature to respond to both their clients’ needs and to external demands for information from the scientific literature. Explore additional resources that inform practice and education. 

The generation of research is critically important to advancing occupational therapy and ensuring the viability of the profession. AOTA’s research resources focus on: