Introduction

As the leading professional body for the VdTMoCA in the UK, the VdTMoCA Foundation (UK) has a leading role in the promotion of research and development activity in the UK. The findings of this survey will inform the Foundation's development and publication of a 5 year Research and Development Strategy in its role of supporting much needed research activity within the profession, and also respond to your training and professional development needs.

Queries regarding the survey should be sent to sarahwilson@vdtmocaf-uk.com
The closing date for completion of the survey is 3 April 2015

A downloadable Participant Information document is available at www.modelofcreativeability.com for you to download and keep.

Study title: A survey of UK occupational therapists' opinion of priorities for research on the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability

If you meet the following criteria, you are invited to take part in this study:
• State registered occupational therapist
• Currently practicing in the UK

Before deciding to take part in this study, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully. Talk to others about the study if you wish.


Background to the study:

Over the last 10 years, the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability (VdTMoCA) has gained increasing interest and use in occupational therapy practice in the UK. The VdTMoCA is not well researched and there is a need to identify occupational therapists’ research priorities for the VdTMoCA in the UK in order to focus research efforts and subsequently develop a robust evidence base in key aspects of the model and its use.

The aims of this study are:
• To determine UK occupational therapists' priorities for research in the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability
• To identify UK occupational therapists' opinion of why specific topics are priorities to research
• To identify the demographic profile of occupational therapists with an interest in research on the VdTMoCA

If you meet the criteria above and are willing to participate, you are invited to complete this on-line survey that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

The survey is completed anonymously. The survey questions do not require you to disclose any information that could identify you, patients or your place of work. To ensure complete anonymity the Survey Monkey option to collect computer IP addresses is set to ‘No’.

The survey is in four sections. 1) Provide demographic information such as your field of practice, job role and whether you have had training in the VdTMoCA 2) State your priority questions for research and you have the opportunity to explain your reasons why your questions are important to research. 3) Consider a list of research questions or topics of enquiry that the VdTMoCAF (UK) have collated and rank each one in terms of degree of priority to research. 4) Rank a list of broad areas for research (by tick box) in terms of degree of priority to research.

If you are interested, please go to the next page for the consent form

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