Selecting the top 5 articles published in 2018

CAOT awards the Golden Quill Award to an author or a group of authors for writing an exceptional article in the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (CJOT) to enhance the science and practice of occupational therapy. The Golden Quill Award recognizes an article that has been published in the CJOT in the volume year two years prior to the year of the award.

According to the new nomination process, Editorial Board members will review the articles in the volume year two years prior and will select (based on the quality criteria established below to define an exceptional contribution and based on the metrics of articles) the final 5 articles to be considered by the Golden Quill Nomination committee.

Quality Criteria

An exceptional article will be identified as one that:
  • Makes an exceptional contribution to the science and practice of occupational therapy.
  • Is rigorously designed or argued,
  • Demonstrates a high level of scholarship and critical thinking,
  • Enhances the empirical and/or theoretical foundation of the profession by:
    • Contributing new knowledge to support development, implementation or evaluation of evidence-based services to occupational therapy clients, or
    • Illustrating the impact of occupational therapy services on clients’ everyday lives, or
    • Offering approaches or strategies to enhance the education of occupational therapy students or occupational therapists, or
    • Illustrating methodological excellence, or
    • Enhancing theoretical development in the field, or
    • Providing a model for excellent scholarly writing in the field
Using this survey link please select up to 5 articles that you would like to nominate for the 2020 Golden Quill.

Title Author(s) Publication Information # of Downloads
Fall determinants and home modifications by occupational therapists to prevent falls Maggi, P., de Almeida Mello, J., Delye, S., Ces, S., Macq J., Gosset, C., & Declercq, A. 2018. 85(1): 79-87. 2929
Measuring occupational balance and its relationship to perceived stress and health Yu, Y., Manku, M., & Backman, C.L. 2018. 85(2): 117-127. 1868
Cognitive work hardening for return to work following depression: An intervention study Wisenthal, A., Krupa, T., Kirsh, B.H., & Lysaght, R. 2018. 85(1): 21-32. 1609
What do we know about technologies for dementia-related wandering? A scoping review Neubauer, N.A., Lapierre, N., Rios-Rincon, A., Miguel-Cruz, A., Rousseau, J., & Liu, L. 2018. 85(3): 196-208. 1324
Services, systems, and policies affecting mobility device users’ community mobility: A scoping review Jónasdóttir, S.K., & Polgar, J.M. 2018. 85(2): 106-116. 598
Content validation of the Patient-Reported Hamilton Inventory for Regional Pain Syndrome Packham, T.L., MacDermid, J.C., Michlovitz, S.L., & Buckley, N. 2018. 85(2): 99-105. 286
Protocol forN-of-1 trials proof of concept for rehabilitation of childhood-onset dystonia: Study 1 Gimeno, H., Polatajko, H.J., Cornelius, V., Lin, J., & Brown, R.G. 2018. 85(3): 242-254. 233
A framework for occupational enablement to facilitate social change in community practice Janse van Rensburg, E. 2018. 85(4): 318-329. n/s*
A video-game group intervention: Experiences and perceptions of adults with chronic stroke and their therapists Rand, D., Givon, N., & Avrech Bar, M. 2018. 85(2): 158-168 n/s
Attributes of evidence-based occupational therapists in stroke rehabilitation Hallé, M., Mylopoulos, M., Rochette, A., Vachon, B., Menon, A., McCluskey, A., Amari, F., & Thomas, A. 2018. 85(5): 351-364. n/s
College students’ experiences of hedonia and eudaimonia in their everyday activities Atler, K.E., Eakmanm A.M., & Orsi, R. 2018. 85(1): 66-78. n/s
Dimensions of personal meaning from engagement in occupations: A metasynthesis Roberts, A.E.K., & Bannigan, K. 2018. 85(5): 386-396. n/s
Driving with Parkinson’s disease: Cut points for clinical predictors of on-road outcomes Alvarez, L., & Classen, S. 2018. 85(3): 232-241. n/s
Factors affecting occupational therapists’ decision to join their regional professional association Reyes, A.N., & Brown, C.A. 2018. 85(3): 222-231. n/s
Impacts of robotic arm use on individuals with upper extremity disabilities: A scoping review Beaudoin, M., Lettre, J., Routhier, F., Archambault, P.S., Lemay, M., & Gelinas, I. 2018. 85(5): 397-407. n/s
Inclusive and emancipatory approaches to occupational therapy practice in substance-use contexts Godoy-Vieira, A., Soares, C.B., Cordeiro, L., & Campos, C.S. 2018. 85(4): 307-317. n/s
Initial psychometric evaluation of the Community Participation Activation Scale Lee, D., Mallinson, T., Baum, C.M., & Hammel, J. 2018. 85(4): 286-296. n/s
Investigating a theatre-based intervention for Indigenous youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder Keightley, M., Agnihotri, S., Subramaniapillai, S., Gray, J., Keresztesi, J., Colantonio, A., Polatajko, H.J., Cameron, D., & Wiseman-Hakes, C. 2018. 85(2): 126-136. n/s
Le Profil des AVQ adapté au rôle de parent : Une étude exploratoire Major, S., Gilbert, V., Dutil, E., Pituch, E., & Bottari, C. 2018. 85(3) : 209-221. n/s
Linking occupational therapy models and assessments to the ICF to enable standardized documentation of functioning Maritz, R., Baptiste, S., Darzins, S.W., Magasi, S., Weleschuk, C., & Prodinger, B. 2018. 85(4): 330-341. n/s
Meanings and experiences associated with computer use of older immigrant adults of lower socioeconomic status Andonian, L.C. 2018. 85(2): 146-157. n/s
National evaluation of policies governing funding for wheelchairs and scooters in Canada Smith, E.M., Lynn, R., McColl, M.A., Martin Ginis, K.A., & Miller, W.C. 2018. 85(1): 46-57. n/s
Occupational therapy and community integration of adults with neurological conditions: A scoping review Turcotte, S., Vallee, C., & Vincent, C. 2018. 85(5): 365-377. n/s
Occupational therapy private practice workforce: Issues in the 21st century Kobbero, T.K., Lynch, C.H., Boniface, G., & Forwell, S.J. 2018. 85(1): 58-65. n/s
Occupational transition in the process of becoming housed following chronic homelessness Marshall, C.A., Lsyaght, R., & Krupa, T. 2018. 85(1): 33-45. n/s
Protocol forN-of-1 trials with replications across therapists for childhood-onset dystonia rehabilitation: Study 2 Gimeno, H., Polatajko, H.J., Cornelius, V., Lin, J., & Brown, R.G. 2018. 85(3): 255-260. n/s
Relationship between body functions and Arabic handwriting performance at different acquisition stages Salameh-Matar, A., Basal, N., & Weintraub, N. 2018. 85(5): 418-427. n/s
Self-perceived occupational performance of community-dwelling adults living with stroke Jaber, A.F., Sabata, D., & Radel, J.D. 2018. 85(5): 378-385. n/s
Sensory processing, cognitive fatigue, and quality of life in multiple sclerosis Colbeck, M. 2018. 85(2): 169-175. n/s
The Equity Lens for Occupational Therapy: A program development and evaluation tool Restall, G.J., MacLeod Schroeder, N.J., & Dube, C.D. 2018. 85(3): 185-195. n/s
Traduction et validation du Questionnaire sur l’engagement dans les activités signifiantes Lacroix, P., Pelletier, A., Blondin, M., Dugal, A., Langlois, C., Levasseur, M., & Lariviere, N. 2018. 85(1): 11-20. n/s
User perspective on receiving adaptive equipment after stroke: A mixed-methods study Boland, P., Levack, W.M.M., Graham, F.P., & Perry, M.A. 2018. 85(4): 297-306. n/s
What about the men? Gender parity in occupational therapy Beegan, B.L., & Fredericks, E. 2018. 85(2): 137-145. n/s
Workplace mental health: Current practice and support needs of Ontario occupational therapists Moll, S.E., Heino, C.M., LeBlanc, A.H., Beck, L.B., & Kalef, L.M. 2018. 85(5): 408-417. n/s

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