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The Do-Live-Well (DLW) framework is a health promotion approach developed by Canadian occupational therapists (OTs). As the DLW framework is relatively new, it has not been widely adopted by OTs. In order to facilitate OTs to incorporate the DLW concepts in their practice, there should be more learning opportunities, and online and in-person workshops have been chosen to be a specific interest of this study. The purpose of this project was to develop theory- and evidence-based in-person and online educational workshops for OTs as a pre-implementation study to increase the knowledge of the DLW framework among OTs. In order to develop workshops, we incorporated three different phases. First, we interviewed four OTs who have been applying the DLW concepts in practice to understand their use of the framework and training needs. It was identified that OTs experienced difficulty applying the DLW concepts in practice and wanted opportunities to learn more about the DLW framework. Next, problem-based learning (PBL) guided the workshop development, and the same eight key PBL principles were incorporated in both the in-person and online workshops. Finally, four different experts completed usability testing of the online workshop website to improve its learning environment. The online workshop website was improved based on the feedback from the usability testers. The next step of this research will be to compare effectiveness of in-person and online platforms for workshop delivery. The detailed development process described in this project may assist occupational therapy educators in developing theory- and evidence-based educational delivery methods.
Sungha Kim1, PhD Candidate, MOT, Rebecca Gewurtz1, OT, PhD, Ilana Bayer2, PhD, Nadine Larivière3, OT, PhD, Lori Letts1, OT, PhD
1School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, 1400 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 1C7
2Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 4K1
3Department of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Research Centre of the Montreal Mental Health University Institute, 7401 Hochelaga Street, Montreal, Quebec H1N 3M5
Sungha Kim, PhD Candidate, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, 1400 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 1C7. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kim, S., Gewurtz, R. E., Bayer, I., Larivière, N., & Letts, L. (2021). The Development of Theory- and Evidence-based Educational Workshops for Occupational Therapists. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 5 (3). Retrieved from https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol5/iss3/18
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