A case report of evidence-based practice: from academia to clinic

Am J Occup Ther. Jan-Feb 2007;61(1):85-91. doi: 10.5014/ajot.61.1.85.


The purpose of this article is to present activities that can be used to integrate evidence-based practice (EBP) into clinicians' daily work so that they may be better informed when planning intervention with their clients. The article includes a short history of EBP, a description of an eight-step EBP process taught in an academic setting using a student project as an example, and suggestions for ways in which individual practitioners and occupational therapy managers can promote the implementation of EBP in daily practice.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Massachusetts
  • Occupational Therapy / organization & administration*
  • Practice Management*