Qualitative Research in Evidence-Based Rehabilitation


  • Karen Hammell, PhD, MSc, OT(C), DipCOT, Researcher and Writer, Saskatchewan, Canada

The aim of this book is to provide an inexpensive and accessible text that discusses issues of qualitative research and its potential role in enhancing the theoretical base of both occupational and physical therapy.
The comprehensive coverage is useful to students, researchers, and clinicians who seek a greater understanding of qualitative research and its use within the professions of occupational and physical therapy. As more and more clients request evidence-bases service, this resource can aid practitioners in using qualitative methods to demonstrate their effectiveness.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07231-4

Table of Contents

1. The contribution of qualitative research to evidence-based practice.
2. Using qualitative evidence to inform theories of occupation.
3. Exploring leisure meanings that inform client-centred practice.
4. Building knowledge through participatory research.
5. Using qualitative focus groups to evaluate health programmes and service delivery.
6. Ensuring a client perspective in evidence based rehabilitation.
7. Integrating grounded theory and action research to develop guidelines for sensitive practice with childhood sexual abuse survivors.
8. How qualitative research evidence can inform and challenge occupational therapy practice.
9. Using a multiple case study research design to develop an understanding of clinical expertise in physical therapy.
10. Exploring views and perceptions of evidence-based practice influencing practice.
11. Using qualitative evidence as a basis for evidence-based practice