Title: Feasibility study of a single-blind randomised controlled trial of an occupational therapy intervention
Authors : Gantschnig, Brigitte
Nilsson, Ingeborg
Fisher, Anne G
Künzle, Christoph
Page, Julie
Published in : Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume(Issue) : 23
Issue : 4
Pages : 260
Pages to: 271
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 26-Nov-2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Pilot study; Practice; Translational research; Implementation
Subject (DDC) : 615.8515: Occupational therapy
Abstract: Background: Several factors facilitate or hinder efficacy research in occupational therapy. Strategies are needed, therefore, to support the successful implementation of trials. Aim: To assess the feasibility of conducting a randomised controlled trial (RCT). The main feasibility objectives of this study were to assess the process, resources, management, and scientific basis of a trial RCT. Material and methods: A total of 10 occupational therapists, between the ages of 30 and 55 (M 43.4; SD 8.3) with seven to 26 years (M 14.3; SD 6.1) experience, participated in this study. Qualitative data collected included minutes of meetings, reports, and field notes. The data were analysed based on the principles of content analysis, using feasibility objectives as the main categories. Results: Data analysis revealed strengths in relation to retention and inclusion criteria of participants, the study protocol, study organisation, and the competence of researchers. Weaknesses were found related to recruitment, randomisation, data collection, time for training and communication, commitment, and design. Conclusion: The findings indicated that there are several factors which had a considerable impact on the implementation of an RCT in practice. However, it was useful to assess methods and procedures of the trial RCT as a basis to refine research plans.
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.3109/11038128.2015.1115548
ISSN: 1103-8128
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/4567
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