In 2017, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) will reach its centennial. As the profession moves toward this momentous milestone, a new vision for occupational therapy has emerged. AOTA’s Centennial Vision of occupational therapy as being “a powerful, widely recognized, science-driven, and evidence-based profession with a globally connected and diverse workforce meeting society’s occupational needs” offers many opportunities and challenges (AOTA, 2007, p. 613). One key component of the Centennial Vision is AOTA’s emphasis on the implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) among its practitioners.

According to Lin, Murphy, and Robinson (2010), EBP is a priority for occupational therapy and other health professions because clinicians are now more accountable for the services they provide and are under great pressure to justify their services to third-party payers. To aid clinicians, AOTA has created resources such as OT Search,...

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