Systematic Review Framework

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Upon research, the evidence-based practice review I discovered is titled: Systematic Review of Occupational Therapy and Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention for Children and Youth (2013). The authors who completed the study include Marian Arbesman, Susan Bazyk, and Susan M. Nochajski. The article can also be accessed on the AOTA website or by following the link below at: The purpose of the systematic review was to strengthen research, which currently says the public health model is beneficial for all children and youth, not just those living with mental health diagnoses. They believed that all children that were able to interact appropriately with their peers and comply with adult directives, they would more likely be able to participate in school, home and community environments effectively. The systematic review involved studies that investigated the effects of occupation-based and activity-based interventions on peer interaction, compliance with social norms, and task-focused behaviors for children and youth using the three tiered public health model.…show more content…
Seventy-seven of the articles (62%) were classified as Level I studies, which included systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and randomized control trials (RCTs). Twenty-seven of the research articles (22%), were classified as Level II studies that involved two non-randomized groups (cohort, case control). Lastly, there were 20 (16%) of the articles were classified as Level III studies, that involved one non-randomized group with pretest and posttest. The common themes that resulted from using the three tiered Public Health Model (Universal, Targeted, and Intensive Interventions) from review of the literature

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