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. 

TOPIC MENU Stroke ∙ Traumatic Brain Injury ∙ Neurodegenerative Diseases ∙ Cancer ∙ Musculoskeletal Disorders ∙ Arthritis and Rheumatic Conditions ∙ Home Mods & Falls Prevention ∙ Evidence Tools


Practice GuidelinesAdults With Stroke (purchase online)
Cover of Book: Adults with Stroke January/February 2015 Special Issue of AJOT on Stroke: 

AJOT Evidence Connection: Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults with Stroke

Additional AJOT Published Literature: Stroke

May/June 2016 Special Issue of AJOT on Traumatic Brain Injury:

AJOT Evidence Connection: Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults with 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:
Arousal and Alertness:
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:


Practice Guidelines: Cancer Rehabilitation With Adults (purchase online)

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

AJOT Evidence Connection: Adults with Cancer

Critically Appraised Topics on Cancer:

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Practice Guidelines: Adults With Musculoskeletal Conditions (purchase online)

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

Critically Appraised Topics on Musculoskeletal Disorders:

Spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar):
Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain:
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

Home Modifications and Falls Prevention

Home Mods/Falls Prevention Cover 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 Topic

Home Modifications:
Falls Prevention:

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 to help guide the research topic planning process. 

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