Sally Bennett

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This systematic review investigated the environmental (physical, economic, socio-cultural and political) correlates of active transportation (AT) among young people aged 5-18 years to better inform the promotion of active living. Greater distance, increasing household income and increasing car ownership are consistently associated with lower rates of AT(More)
BACKGROUND Sensory impairments significantly limit the ability to use the upper limb after stroke. However, little is known about the effects of interventions used to address such impairments. OBJECTIVES To determine the effects of interventions that target upper limb sensory impairment after stroke. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Stroke Group(More)
INTRODUCTION Online databases can support the implementation of evidence-based practice by providing easy access to research. OTseeker (, an electronic evidence database, was introduced in 2003 to assist occupational therapists to locate and interpret research. OBJECTIVES This study explored Australian occupational therapists' use(More)
This clinical scenario illustrates how OTseeker can be used by occupational therapists to locate research that may inform clinical decisions. Beyond the clinical arena, this database also has potential to greatly enhance the ability of researchers to perform systematic reviews of RCTs and eventually, development of clinical guidelines. In conclusion,(More)
The Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI) is a commonly used cancer-related fatigue assessment tool. Unlike other fatigue assessments, there are no published minimal clinically important difference (MCID) criteria for the MFI in cancer populations. MCID criteria determine the smallest change in scores that can be regarded as important, allowing(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to validate a new tool to measure nursing workarounds. BACKGROUND Workarounds are situations where one experiences a block in workflow and, rather than complete the work process as intended, creates an idiosyncratic solution to get around the block. There are limited options for validated measures of workarounds for(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of dementia on safe driving is well recognized and is generally accepted that all people with dementia are likely to need to cease driving at some stage in the disease process. Both driving and driving cessation can have poor outcomes for people with dementia and their caregivers in terms of health, safety, community access, and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Cognitive impairment is a common and often debilitating consequence of stroke. The current practice patterns of Australian occupational therapists who work in this area are not clearly known. The aim of this study was to investigate the theoretical approaches, assessments, interventions and research evidence used by Australian occupational(More)
RATIONALE AND AIMS 'OTseeker' is an online database of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews relevant to occupational therapy. RCTs are critically appraised and rated for quality using the 'PEDro' scale. We aimed to investigate the inter-rater reliability of the PEDro scale before and after revising rating guidelines. METHODS In study(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of a semester-long multi-professional university course teaching evidence-based practice principles to allied health students in terms of changes in attitudes, confidence, and perceived and actual knowledge regarding evidence-based practice. METHODS This was a pre-post study of allied health students who completed a(More)