OTCATS: Occupational Therapy Critically Appraised Topics
Introduction Topics Project Summary EBP Links Media Releases

Journals containing peer-reviewed CATs

Evidence-Based Mental Health www.ebmentalhealth.com

Examples of CATs contained in EBMH:

Evidence-Based Nursing www.evidencebasednursing.com

Examples of CATs contained in EBN:

Evidence-Based Healthcare www.harcourt-international.com/journals/ebhc

Examples of CATS contained in EBHC:

‘ There is limited and inconsistent evidence on the effectiveness of preventative home visits to the elderly’

Australian Physiotherapy Journal www.physiotherapy.asn.au/AJP

Examples of CATs contained in AJP:

Medical Journal of Australia www.mja.com.au

Contains an interesting section called ‘EBM in Action’ which focusses on a clinical question each week, then reviews key studies located. Examples in MJA include:

Physical Therapy www.ptjournal.org – Some articles are FREE on-line

Examples of clinical questions that are answered in full, including the search strategies used, sources searched, list of references, and a full written appraisal or key papers:

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (includes two CATs from June 2003) www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/aot

Journal of Sport Rehabilitation http://journals.humankinetics.com/jsr

All CATS published as free access: http://journals.humankinetics.com/jsr-extras

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