Work & Industry 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 work and industry resources provide a comprehensive review of evidence-based findings to support practice. 

Musculoskeletal Disorders

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:

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.