The Evidence Exchange opens for Critically Appraised Paper Submission
The AOTA Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Project invites submissions of Critically Appraised Papers (CAPs) to the Evidence Exchange. The Evidence Exchange is a central repository for evidence-based literature reviews and related resources, and a place where occupational therapy practitioners can have access to high-quality evidence-based reviews.
AOTA has long recognized that occupational therapy students, together with faculty members, as well as clinicians pursing advanced or post-professional degrees, produce high-quality summaries of individual research articles (CAPs) as part of their academic training. Criteria for selecting an article for appraisal and development of a CAP include:
- The article or study describes an intervention within the scope of occupational therapy practice;
- The article was published in a peer reviewed journal;
- The article is Level I, II, or III evidence;
- The article was published within the past 10 years of date of CAP submission;
- Study was published more than 10 years from date of CAP submission but is considered “classic or seminal” (e.g., influential impact on the field, frequently cited, etc.);
- The CAP does not duplicate an article currently included in the AOTA Evidence Exchange.
Easily accessible through the AOTA EBP section of the AOTA Web site, the Evidence Exchange will be managed using OASIS—the Online Abstract Submission and Invitation SystemSM—which is used by AOTA for Annual Conference abstract submissions and management of conference schedules. Resource materials for developing and submitting a CAP, as well as timeline for submissions throughout the year, will be available on the Evidence Exchange site.
the mission of the Evidence Exchange is to facilitate stronger links among research, education, and practice and to support AOTA’s Centennial Vision by facilitating excellence in evidence-supported practice. Please join us on this important and exciting venture!
If you have questions please contact Deborah Lieberman email@example.com.
Click here to go to the Evidence Exchange Now.
If you already have an OASIS login for AOTA, you may use the same one. Otherwise, you will need to create a new login. You are required to login before being able to participate on the site.