NP Alliance of Rhode Island


Posted 4 months ago by Denise Coppa

My name is Hannah Paquette and I am a graduate student from Salem State University. I am completing a research study and am looking for participants. The research study is about primary care providers’ perceptions of the scope and role of occupational therapy practice and is in survey form. I am asking for assistance in finding primary care providers – RNs, PAs, DOs, ARNPs, NPs, and/or MDs. If you know (personally or professionally) or are affiliated with medical groups where these professionals work, would it be possible to copy and paste the following email and forward it to your contacts:

To Whom it May Concern,

My name is Hannah Paquette and I am a graduate student in the occupational therapy program at Salem State University (SSU) in Salem, MA. As part of the graduate program, students are required to conduct a research study. The purpose of this research study, which has received approval from the SSU Institutional Review Board (IRB), is to understand primary care provider (PCP) perceptions of occupational therapy's role and scope of practice in chronic illness management for adults aged 65 and older. I am interested in connecting with the primary care providers who work for your practice as potential participants of my research study. Is there a way the PCP’s in your facility can have my questionnaire emailed to them? The participants should spend no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete it. The link to my questionnaire is included here:

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this research study; 603-969-1780; You may contact the research advisor Maria Parker, OT, OTD, OTR @ 978-542-3020; or the Salem State University IRB, (978) 542-7177 or if you have concerns about the research study or questionnaire.

Best regards,
Hannah Paquette, OTA, OT/s

Any assistance in finding participants is greatly appreciated. The hope is to be able to contribute to the growing body of evidence of the benefit of OT in this emerging practice area.
Thank you again!