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Occupational Therapy

Introducing the OT Research Pyramid

Given the nature of Occupational Therapy, evidence comes from a variety of quantitative, qualitative, and outcomes based research.

The materials on this page represent a broader re-envisioning of types of evidence used in OT evidence based practice, as well as a broader framework in evaluating the levels of evidence based on research methodology.

OT research pyramid

Tomlin, G. & Borgetto, B. (2011). Research pyramid: A new evidence-based practice model for occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 65(2), 189-196. doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.000828