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dc.contributor.authorCox, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorKendall, Melissa
dc.contributor.authorMolineux, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorTanner, Bernadette
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Consumer engagement in research is becoming an ethical, political, and moral imperative. The aim of this scoping review was to provide a snapshot of the current status of the emerging area of consumer engagement in occupational therapy health-related research, as published in the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. METHODS: A scoping review was conducted of all health-related original research published in the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal for 5½ years, plus Early View, as at June 2019. Eligible papers were examined for consumer engagement content which included any active choice or control by consumers, beyond being a research participant. A recognised six stage methodology was used with quantitative and qualitative data analysed. Two consumers collaborated in interpreting the data including finalising themes, leading theme naming, developing key discussion points, and producing recommendations. RESULTS: Of the 123 eligible papers, 48 (39.02%) included consumer engagement. However, only two incorporated consumer engagement across all research phases-preparation, execution and translation. A total of 103 consumer engagement activities were charted and categorised across all papers. There were limited instances of consumer collaboration (14/103, 13.59%) or consumer-led research processes (15/103, 14.56%) reported. Four themes emerged: Parity in research partnerships; It's important to know the Who, What, When, How and So What of consumer involvement; Consumer engagement must be a two-way process-not a dead end street; and Meeting the challenge-being diverse and inclusive. CONCLUSION: Comprehensive consumer-researcher partnerships may not be common-place in health-related occupational therapy research in the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. This paper is a call to action. Occupational therapists must embrace consumer research partnerships as a demonstration of the key philosophies of enabling and empowering consumers and communities. Collaboration with two consumers in finalising data analysis, results interpretation and reporting added a diverse and valuable perspective.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.keywordsconsumer participation
dc.subject.keywordsoccupational justice
dc.subject.keywordsoccupational therapy research
dc.subject.keywordspatient and public involvement
dc.subject.keywordsscoping review
dc.titleConsumer engagement in occupational therapy health-related research: A scoping review of the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal and a call to action
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCox, R; Kendall, M; Molineux, M; Miller, E; Tanner, B, Consumer engagement in occupational therapy health-related research: A scoping review of the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal and a call to action, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 2020
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered as an advacned onlilne version in GRO.
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gro.griffith.authorMolineux, Matthew

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