Perri Stern

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BACKGROUND The physical therapy profession has been perceived as one that bases its practice largely on anecdotal evidence and that uses treatment techniques for which there is little scientific support. Physical therapists have been urged to increase evidence-based practice behaviors as a means to address this perception and to enhance the translation of(More)
  • Perri Stern
  • 2005
Articles pertaining to evidence-based practice have become increasingly visible in occupational therapy literature. Authors have defined and described evidence-based practice for occupational therapy (Lloyd-Smith 1997; Taylor 1997), identified resources that therapists can draw upon to inform their practice (Hayes & McGrath, 1998; Lieberman & Scheer, 2002),(More)
The purpose of this paper is to describe the development, implementation, and outcomes of an extended problem-based learning project imbedded in an interdisciplinary assistive technology course. Students representing four health care disciplines worked together in small groups to address the complex needs of clients with significant issues regarding(More)
  • P Stern
  • 1997
Within occupational therapy education, there has been increased attention to curricula and courses that emphasize problem solving, clinical reasoning, and synthesis of information across traditional discipline-specific boundaries. This article describes the development, implementation, and outcomes of a problem-based learning course entitled Selected Cases(More)
Occupational therapy students in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, participated in a 9-week journal club experience within an evidence-based practice course. Working in groups of seven, students were provided with an overall framework to develop and conduct weekly journal club sessions. They determined the focus and direction for their journal club section, decided(More)
PURPOSE This study described the current knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and practices of a group of school-based pediatric physical therapists regarding evidence-based practice (EBP). METHODS Five practitioners participated in this project. Each was interviewed individually and in a group and completed a quantitative survey. RESULTS All of the(More)
The purpose of this paper is to present the development, implementation and outcomes of an interdisciplinary clinic that models "best practices" in pediatric occupational therapy and speech language pathology. The collaborative process is presented through the use of a case example as well as information about the program's logistics, benefits, limitations(More)
A semester-long assignment was developed to emphasize occupational therapy students' real-life, first-person experience in establishing, modifying, and sustaining occupations. The overall goal of the assignment was to help students integrate core content on occupation, habits, and client-centered intervention within the context of ongoing, lived, personal(More)