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The State of Occupational Therapy Practice Related to Pain Management Across the Lifespan

The purpose of this study is to examine the current occupational therapy practitioners’ knowledge and practice related to the management of pain with clients across the lifespan.

Participants must be current occupational therapy practitioners (either OT or OTA) who address acute and chronic pain with individuals on their caseload. In addition, participants must be 18 years of age or older and be able to read and write in English.

Participants will be asked to complete a 15- minute anonymous electronic survey (see recruitment flyer attached) about their knowledge and practice related to the evaluation and treatment of pain among clients.

There are no direct benefits to the participant, but the results of this study can potentially influence the occupational therapy profession’s practices and educational standards related to the evaluation and treatment of pain with clients.

Potential risk includes a potential loss of time and loss of confidentiality of survey in an electronic format.

Participants may stop their participation at any time by clicking out of the survey. In addition, no identifying information will be collected within the survey. All deidentified data will be stored on a password protected Google Drive that only the researchers will have access to.

The survey will be closed after 4 weeks of being posted.