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This page is dedicated to university students seeking participants to help contribute to their research. This might be in the form of completing a short online survey or maybe assistance in seeking candidates.

Please take the time to help our up and coming occupational therapy students, your help is greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in promoting your research please contact our office via email [email protected] to discuss further.

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An exploration of advocacy in occupational therapy practice

We are conducting a study to explore the perceptions and attitudes of Australian occupational therapists towards advocacy and the barriers they face advocating for their clients.

If you are an AHPRA-registered occupational therapist with at least 6 months of clinical experience, you are invited to participate in one of our focus groups about advocacy within occupational therapy practice. The focus group will be completed online and should take around 1 hour to complete. Results will be used to develop a framework of advocacy for occupational therapy practice.

If you would like to participate, or if you would like further information about the study please contact the research team:

Leah Harrison via email: [email protected]

Emma Ashcroft (supervisor) via email: [email protected]

This is a Curtin University Occupational Therapy Student Honours project. Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HREC cumber HRE2021-0110)

 

 

Universally Accessible patient education for flexor tendon recovery using TrackActive Pro

Our research project was to create universally accessible patient education resources for flexor tendon recovery. We are wanting to gain insight from the occupational therapist perspective on the accessibility, understandability and usability of the web content created. By the end we aim to develop and provide a summary on how to create and provide patient education. The content has been created in collaboration with a web based application ‘TrackActive Pro’ along with guidance of Carmel Bain (BAppSc OT, Director-Rehab Minder;TrackActive Partner). Carmel is passionate about creating hand and upper limb home exercise programs that are simple to adhere to.

(Participants will be provided free access to TrackActive Pro flexor for 90 days, if already a TrackActive Pro member you will be provided free access to flexor tendon rehab exercises)

Participants are required to:
– Review audiovisual and printable materials for home exercise programs required for the rehabilitation of flexor tendon injuries.
– Partake in an online survey.
– Partake in a structured interview, via. face to face or over Zoom call.

Are you eligible?
– Do you have at least one year of clinical experience as a registered AHTA hand therapist?
– Currently treating or have previously treated patients/clients with flexor tendon injuries?
– Possession of a personal touchscreen, mobile or laptop with the ability to download applications?
– Able to participate in one interview and an online survey over a 4 week period, starting June 2021?

How to participate?
Use the link provided to access the survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iGEVfiCOb1eJflZk8VaxeeXTWjXGDQ8mUbj-UHEspuQ/edit ) or scan the QR code on the flyer using the camera app on your phone. Or alternatively you can contact [email protected]

Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HREC2021-0048)