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Productive Aging 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 productive aging resources provide a comprehensive review of evidence-based findings to support practice. 


TOPIC MENU ∙ Productive Aging ∙ Home Modifications and Falls Prevention ∙ Driving and Community Mobility ∙ Low Vision ∙ Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias ∙ Evidence Tools

Productive Aging

Practice Guidelines: Productive Aging Community-Dwelling Older Adults (purchase online)

May/June 2012 Special Issue of AJOT on Productive Aging:

Additional AJOT Published Literature: Geriatrics/Productive Aging

AJOT CE: Update on Productive Aging Research in AJOT

Critically Appraised Topics on Community-Dwelling Older Adults: 

Home Modifications and Falls Prevention

Cover of Book: Home ModificationPractice GuidelinesHome Modifications (purchase online)

May/June 2012 AJOT Article: Home Modification and Fall Prevention Programs

Additional AJOT Published Literature: Home Accessibility/Environmental Modification

Critically Appraised Topics: Home Modification Interventions




Driving and Community Mobility

Practice Guidelines: Driving and Community Mobility for Older Adults (purchase online)

November/December 2014 Special Issue of AJOT on Driving and Community Mobility for Older Adults:

Additional AJOT Published Literature: Community Mobility and Driving

Critically Appraised Topics on Driving and Community Mobility for Older Adults: 


Low Vision

Practice Guidelines: Older Adults with Low Vision (purchase online)

May/June 2013 Special Issue of AJOT on Low Vision:Older Adults with Low Vision Practice Guidelines Cover

Additional AJOT Published Literature: Vision

Critically Appraised Topics on Older Adults with Low Vision: 


Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Practice Guidelines: Adults with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (purchase online

September/October 2011 Special Issue of AJOT on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias:

Additional AJOT Published Literature: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Critically Appraised Topics on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders:

CE on CD: Using the Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) to Enhance Your Practice


Evidence Tools and Resources

Evidence ExchangeA 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.