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dc.contributor.authorDi Bona, L.*
dc.contributor.authorWenborn, J.*
dc.contributor.authorField, B.*
dc.contributor.authorHynes, S.M.*
dc.contributor.authorLedgerd, R.*
dc.contributor.authorMountain, Gail*
dc.contributor.authorSwinson, T.*
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-22T14:01:02Z
dc.date.available2017-08-22T14:01:02Z
dc.date.issued2017-08
dc.identifier.citationDi Bona L, Wenborn J, Field B et al (2017) Enablers and challenges to occupational therapists’ research engagement: A qualitative study. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 80(11): 642-650.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/12940
dc.descriptionYes
dc.description.abstractTo develop occupational therapy’s evidence base and improve its clinical outcomes, occupational therapists must increase their research involvement. Barriers to research consumption and leadership are well documented, but those relating to delivering research interventions, less so. Yet, interventions need to be researched within practice to demonstrate their clinical effectiveness. This study aims to improve understanding of challenges and enablers experienced by occupational therapists who deliver interventions within research programmes. Method: Twenty-eight occupational therapists who participated in the Valuing Active Life in Dementia (VALID) research programme reported their experiences in five focus groups. Data were analysed thematically to identify key and subthemes. Results: Occupational therapists reported that overwhelming paperwork, use of videos, recruitment and introducing a new intervention challenged their research involvement, whereas support, protected time and a positive attitude enabled it. The impact of these challenges and enablers varied between therapists and organisations. Conclusion: Challenges and enablers to research involvement can be identified but must be addressed within individual and organisational contexts. Multifaceted collective action to minimise challenges and maximise enablers can facilitate clinicians’ involvement in research. Using this approach should enable occupational therapists to increase their research involvement, thus demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of their interventions.
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institute for Health Research’s Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme (RP-PG-0610-10108).
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights© The Authors 2017. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
dc.subjectOccupational therapy
dc.subjectResearch
dc.subjectDementia
dc.titleEnablers and challenges to occupational therapists' research engagement: A qualitative study
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.date.Accepted30/05/2017
dc.date.application2017-08-11
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionPublished version
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0308022617719218
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-26T08:43:43Z


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