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OTA 240: Global Research Project (Dawson)

Asian OT Practice

Database Search Examples:

  • "occupational therapy" AND Asia AND practice
  • “work environment” AND “occupational therapy” AND Australia
  • "occupational therapy" AND "New Zealand" AND assessment
  • Asia AND trends AND "occupational therapy"

Internet Search Examples:

  • Asian trends occupational therapy
  • site:.org "occupational therapy" AND Asia AND practice
  • site:.org "occupational therapy" Nepal
  • site:.edu "occupational therapy" China

Assistive Technology

Database Search Examples:

  • "assistive technology" AND "developing countries"
  • "assistive devices" AND "developing countries"
  • "occupational therapy" AND "assistive devices" AND "developing countries"

Internet Search Examples:

  • "assistive technology" "United States" statistics
  • “assistive technology” global statistics
  • site:.org "assistive technology" "occupational therapy" "developing countries"

Comparison of Practice Settings

Database Search Examples:

  • “occupational therapy practice” AND technology
  • practice AND standards AND "occupational therapy" AND Canada
  • practice AND settings AND "occupational therapy" AND Australia

Internet Search Examples: 

  • To search for OT career info for Australia try these searches: 
    • site:.au "occupational therapy" career
    • site:.au “occupational therapy” practice settings
  • Look for OT professional, educational, and career sites from the countries you are researching.

Educational Requirements

Database Search Examples:

  • Australia AND “occupational therapy” AND education
  • “occupational therapy” AND colleges AND universities

Internet Search Examples: 

  • To search for OT career info for Australia try these searches: 
    • site:.au "occupational therapy" education
    • site:.au “occupational therapy” job outlook
  • Look for OT professional, educational, and career sites from the countries you are researching.

Incidence / Prevalence of Disease

Search Examples:

  • epidemiology AND stroke AND global
  • epidemiology AND stroke AND Africa
  • incidence AND stroke AND Asia
  • (prevalence OR incidence OR epidemiology) AND dementia AND "occupational therapy"
  • "occupational health"
  • "indigenous health"
  • "health status disparities"

Disease Specific Resources

International Fieldwork

Database Search Examples:

  • fieldwork AND international
  • "occupational therapy" AND fieldwork AND international
  • "occupational therapy" AND “service learning” AND international

Internet Search Examples:

  • site:.org "occupational therapy" fieldwork international
  • site:.org "occupational therapy" fieldwork "South Africa"
  • site:.edu "occupational therapy" fieldwork

Mental Health

Database Search Examples:

  • “occupational therapy” AND “mental health” AND “United Kingdom”
  • “occupational therapy” AND “mental health”

Internet Search Examples:

  • site:.org “mental health” international
  • "cross-cultural" "mental health" "occupational therapy"

Views of Disability

Database Search Examples:

  • "people with disabilities" AND "developing countries"
  • Cambodia AND (attitudes OR stigma OR perceptions) AND disability
  • disability AND discrimination AND "South Africa"
  • "social aspects" AND disability
  • disparity AND disability AND stigma AND "developing countries"

Internet Search Examples:

  • discrimination disability Africa site:.org
  • stigma disability "developing countries"