Research Surveys

Evidence based practice is vital to growing and sustaining our profession. This page provides TOTA members an opportunity to gather participants for their research. By participating in research surveys, you are helping to support ongoing efforts to further our profession. 

Want to post a survey on the TOTA site?

  • You must be a current TOTA member
  • If you would like to have your survey shared on our website, please email us and include the following:
    • Brief description of the survey, including who who is eligible to take the survey
    • Contact information
    • Survey link

Please note that none of the included survey links or information are affiliated with TOTA.

TOTA Member Surveys

  • "Examining Experiences of Occupational Therapists Providing High Tech Assistive Technology Services." We are seeking occupational therapists who would be interested in completing a 45-90-minute audio recorded interview via Zoom to share about their experiences providing high tech assistive technology services. It is our hope to understand their experiences in clinical practice, their occupational environment, press for mastery, and their adaptive responses when providing high tech assistive technology services. 

    We are screening occupational therapists for the following criteria:

    • OTR or COTA
    • Licensed and practicing in Texas
    • Providing high tech assistive technology services 
    • At least 40-75% of their caseload requires assistive technology services

     Click here for recruitment flyer for this study with contact information.

  • Participants Needed for Research Study on the Utilization of Occupational Therapy in End-of-Life Care. We are interviewing health care professionals who work at hospice agencies that may or may not provide occupational therapy services to better understand the utilization of occupational therapy in end of-life care. Participation is voluntary. Hospice care professionals are needed who: • Have at least one year of experience in hospice care • Potentially affect utilization of hospice occupational therapy Hospice Administrators Consulting physicians Interdisciplinary team members Licensed occupational therapists who have treated at least 6 hospice clients in the last 18 months What’s involved? • Two 45-90 minute interviews Audio-recorded Scheduled 5 to 14 days apart Face-to-face, by phone or video conferencing, depending on your preference, location, and availability. If interested, an optional 30-60 minute phone call to check if study results match the participant’s experiences. Participants will contribute to research on the use of occupational therapy in end-of-life care and receive a $20 Amazon gift card upon completion of the 2nd interview. Contact Janice Kishi Chow at [email protected] (primary investigator) or Dr. Noralyn Pickens (faculty mentor) at [email protected] Survey added Mar 2020
  • The intent of this mixed methods study, “Practitioner Perceptions Regarding Admission Practices Impact on Ethnic Diversity in Occupational Therapy,” is to address the impact of the admission process and criteria effecting the diversification of clinicians within the occupational therapy profession. To be eligible you must be a licensed occupational therapist (OT) or occupational therapy assistant (OTA) or attend an OT or OTA program within the United States. Completing the online survey will take 15-20 minutes. The study records and collected data will be kept secure and confidential. If you have questions about the study before participating or during the study. I can be contacted at 713-303-1841 or by email at [email protected]  The Faculty Sponsor, Babette M. Eikenberg, Ed.D., may be contacted at [email protected] Click here for more information about this study. Link to study. Added Jan 2020
  • I am seeking pediatric occupational therapists to help determine how pediatric occupational therapists address stress in caregivers of children who have sensory dysfunction. Your participation is voluntary and no identifying information will be collected. Link to survey Added Nov 2019
  • Phone interview with OTs who are: (a) currently working in IRF and (b) having at least 2 years of IRF experiences on functional cog assessments. Please contact: [email protected]