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Table 2.

Research Type, Practice Area, and Level of Evidence: AJOT Research Articles, 2015

Category n (%) 
Research type 
 Effectiveness 30 (30.9) 
 Instrument development 14 (14.4) 
 Basic research 33 (34.0) 
 Professional issues 9 (9.3) 
 Health services 1 (1.0) 
 Systematic reviews 9 (9.3) 
  Scoping review 1 (1.0) 
Practice area 
 Rehabilitation, disability, and participation 29 (29.9) 
 Children and youth 34 (35.1) 
 Productive aging 1 (1.0) 
 Mental health 3 (3.1) 
 Work and industry 
 Health, wellness, occupation, and participation 9 (9.3) 
 Professional issues 3 (3.1) 
 Occupational science 1 (1.0) 
 Education 15 (15.5) 
 Other 2 (2.1) 
Level of evidencea (effectiveness studiesb
 I 13 (34.2) 
 II 5 (13.6) 
 III 5 (39.5) 
 IV 1 (2.6) 
 V 4 (10.5) 
Category n (%) 
Research type 
 Effectiveness 30 (30.9) 
 Instrument development 14 (14.4) 
 Basic research 33 (34.0) 
 Professional issues 9 (9.3) 
 Health services 1 (1.0) 
 Systematic reviews 9 (9.3) 
  Scoping review 1 (1.0) 
Practice area 
 Rehabilitation, disability, and participation 29 (29.9) 
 Children and youth 34 (35.1) 
 Productive aging 1 (1.0) 
 Mental health 3 (3.1) 
 Work and industry 
 Health, wellness, occupation, and participation 9 (9.3) 
 Professional issues 3 (3.1) 
 Occupational science 1 (1.0) 
 Education 15 (15.5) 
 Other 2 (2.1) 
Level of evidencea (effectiveness studiesb
 I 13 (34.2) 
 II 5 (13.6) 
 III 5 (39.5) 
 IV 1 (2.6) 
 V 4 (10.5) 

Note. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

a

Levels based on Lieberman & Scheer, 2002.

b

Studies include systematic reviews of effectiveness studies and clinical trials but not scoping reviews.

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