Research Surveys

Evidence based practice is vital to growing and sustaining our profession. This page provides TOTA members an opportunity to gather participants for their research. By participating in research surveys, you are helping to support ongoing efforts to further our profession. 

Want to post a survey on the TOTA site?

  • You must be a current TOTA member
  • If you would like to have your survey shared on our website, please email us and include the following:
    • Brief description of the survey, including who who is eligible to take the survey
    • Contact information
    • Survey link

Please note that none of the included survey links or information are affiliated with TOTA.

TOTA Member Surveys

Exploring the experiences of Black/African-American students in entry level occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant programs
QR CodeThe purpose of this study is to explore fac
tors that support or hinder diversity in the student population from the students’ perspective. If you identify as Black/African-American and were enrolled as a student in an entry-level occupational therapy (OT) or occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program from January 1, 2017-December 31, 2020, you are eligible to participate in this project. Eligible participants will be asked to complete an anonymous online survey. The survey will take 10 minutes to complete. To access the survey, click the QR code to be directed to a consent form. Once you give consent you will be re-directed to a web page to complete the online survey. All participants that complete the survey will have an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 gift cards. If you have questions about this research study, you may contact the Principal Investigator Riqiea Kitchens PhD, OTR, BCPR, CSRS at 
[email protected] 

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) committee that reviews research on human subjects, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) will answer any questions about your rights as a research subject and take any comments or complaints you may wish to offer. You can contact the UTMB IRB by calling 409-266-9400.  Added July 2021


Neonatal therapists’ perceptions of using integrated collaborative care in the neonatal intensive care unit.
The information sheet provides basic information about the desire to recruit neonatal therapy teams to participate in a qualitative, multi-case research study to investigate the perceptions of NTs regarding using integrative collaborative care both among other neonatal therapists with whom they work, and with their non-neonatal therapist NICU team members. This research study is part of a dissertation project for the University of Texas at El Paso and has been approved by the Internal Review Board (# 1771875-1). This study is being funded by a research grant from the Texas Occupational Therapy Foundation. Please direct any concerns or questions to [email protected]. Added June 2021