Health & Wellness 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 health and wellness resources provide a comprehensive review of evidence-based findings to support practice.  

 Productive Aging ∙ Home Modifications and Falls Prevention ∙ Driving and Community Mobility ∙ Children's Mental Health ∙ Cancer ∙ Musculoskeletal Disorders ∙ Arthritis and Rheumatic Conditions ∙ 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: 
Rest and Sleep, Leisure and Social Participation:
Falls Prevention:
Health Promotion, Management and Maintenance:

Home Modifications and Falls PreventionCover of Book: Home Modification

Practice GuidelinesHome Modifications (purchase online) 

March/April 2017 Special Issue of AJOTHome Modifications for Community Dwelling Adults

AJOT Evidence Connection: Home Modification Assessment and Intervention

Additional AJOT Published Literature: Home Accessibility/Environmental Modification

Critically Appraised Topics: 

Home Modifications:
Falls Prevention:

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:

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

Children's Mental Health Mental Health for Children and Youth Practice Guidelines Cover

Practice Guidelines: Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention for Children & Youth (purchase online)

November/December 2013 AJOT Article: Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention for Children and Youth 

Additional AJOT Published Literature: Mental Health

Critically Appraised Topics: Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention for Children and Youth

CancerCancer Rehab Practice Guidelines Picture

March/April Special Issue of AJOT on Cancer Treatment and Recovery:

AJOT Evidence Connection: Adults with Cancer

Practice Guidelines: Adults With Musculoskeletal Conditions (purchase online)

January/February 2017 Special Issue of AJOT on Adults With Musculoskeletal Conditions:

Lower Extremity:
Forearm, Wrist and Hand:

Arthritis and Rheumatic Conditions

Practice Guidelines: Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Conditions (purchase online)

Critically Appraised Topics on Arthritis and Rheumatic Conditions:

Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Systematic Lupus Erythematosus

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 to help guide the research topic planning process. 

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