The Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists is committed to support occupational therapy research and will promote MSOT member participation in electronic research surveys that support the development of knowledge about occupational therapy practice and/or occupational therapists and *NEW* research findings!
Here’s a few below… and keep scrolling down the page for YOUR opportunity to get involved with a few short surveys and support the future of OT Research!
Below are opportunities for Occupational Therapists and/or their clients to be involved in research opportunities, and some findings from recent OT research. Interested in advertising your research opportunity with MSOT? Find the fees for advertising your research opportunity HERE, and email the MSOT office with your information (email@example.com).
Please note: Posting and circulation of surveys below does not imply MSOT endorsement of the research methodology, findings, conclusions, or recommendations.
The following are PAID ADVERTISEMENTS:
Study title: Aging-in-place in the Kitchen for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments: An Exploration of Occupational Therapists Experiences
Research Ethics number: HREB Number: H2022:055 HS25363
Purpose/brief description of the study: The purpose of our study is to explore occupational therapists’ experience working with older adults with cognitive impairments (i.e., dementia) to facilitate their aging in place, specifically in the kitchen. Four objectives for this study have been identified: 1. To explore the assessments and environmental interventions used by occupational therapists working with older adults with cognitive impairments; 2. To understand the clinical reasoning behind the environmental interventions used with cognitively impaired older adults by occupational therapists; 3. To explore the challenges that occupational therapists face when implementing environmental interventions with cognitively impaired adults; and 4. To explore the outcome measures used by occupational therapists to evaluate the effects of their interventions on older adults with cognitive impairments.
Link to electronic survey or additional information about study: Please refer to the contact information below.
Deadline for participation: April 15th
Recent grads (2019-2021)… please check out the invitation below!
Study Title: Increasing Cultural Competence to Decrease Health Inequities
Research Ethics Number: HS25359 (H2022:051)
Purpose/Description: The aim of this project is to better understand if recent graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Manitoba feel that they have adequate cultural competency to work together with Indigenous people and communities to promote reconciliation and reduce health inequities for Indigenous people. The objectives of this project include understanding the perspective of recent graduates on:
Deadline for Participation: We are asking that all interested participants reach out to us by no later than March 30th, 2022, as the focus groups will be scheduled for the following week.
ATTENTION: Fieldwork Educators… please see the opportunity below!
Study title: Racism in Healthcare Clinical Education: An Educators Perspective
Research Ethics number = HS25360 (H2022:052)
Purpose/brief description of the study = Are you interested in talking about the impact of racism (both structural and/or personally mediated) on occupational therapy clinical education? You are invited to share your thoughts in a research focus group if you are currently practicing in Manitoba or Saskatchewan and have been a fieldwork educator at least twice.
If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Tessa Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can also contact Cara Brown if you have any questions at email@example.com
Deadline to sign up for participation = April 31, 2022
Do you work with adaptive bike users? If yes, please share the opportunity below!
Title: “Children Using Adaptive Bicycles: Influence on Quality of Life and Social Participation”
Research Ethics Number: H2022:054 HS25362
Purpose of the study: to gain an understanding of the influence of adapted bicycles for children on social participation from the perspective of the child and parent(s); gain an understanding of the influence of adapted bicycles for children on overall quality of life from the perspective of the child and parent(s); and gather information on how the environment contributes to the use of adaptive bicycles for children.
Brief description of study: We are conducting 1-hour virtual interviews over Microsoft Teams with a child and parent about their experiences with adaptive bicycles. The child must have used or owned an adaptive bicycle for at least 6 months, must live in Manitoba, and be under 18 years of age to qualify for the study.
Additional information: Participants will receive an honorarium of a $25 gift card to a store of their choice for participating in the interviews.
Deadline for participation: We are hoping to have the interviews completed by the middle of May.
Study title: Screening cognition in persons living with sensory impairment – Current practice
Research Ethics Number: REB Number: 2021-1252
Purpose/description: The purpose of this online survey is to explore the various adaptations and accommodations that Canadian healthcare practitioners report employing when performing cognitive screening tests to individuals with hearing impairment (HI), visual impairment (VI) or dual sensory impairment (DSI). This study has three different objectives:
Contact: Principal & Co-investigators – Walter Wittich, Associate Professor, School of Optometry, Université de Montréal, Phone: 514-343-7962; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student – Shirley Dumassais, Master’s candidate, School of Optometry, Université de Montréal; Email: email@example.com
LINK to Survey:
Deadline or participation: March 2022