Occupational therapists must understand and apply the concepts of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) to clinical practice.
EBP "is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.” (Sackett DL, Straus SE, Richardson WS, et al. Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.)
The process of applying EBP is divided into 5 steps:
Cilck on the link for more information on Step 1: Asking a searchable question.
For more information on the EBP process please see: Bennett, S., & Bennett, J. W. (2000). The process of evidence‐based practice in occupational therapy: Informing clinical decisions. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 47(4), 171-180.