OT Critically Appraised Topics

The critically appraised topics (CATs) on this site were created by students in the Pacific University School of Occupational Therapy master's degree program. Information on the program can be found here. The CATs on this site have been evaluated by Pacific University OT faculty, but have not undergone additional peer review.

The CATs have been divided into six categories, each dealing with a different area of interest or therapeutic emphasis. While these CATs provide a valuable summary of the best available evidence at the time of writing, readers are encouraged to use the CATs on this site as a starting point for further reading and investigation, rather than as definitive answers to the clinical questions posed.

If you would like the browse a comprehensive list of all CATs, please visit here.


Browse the OT Critically Appraised Topics Collections:

Emerging Practice CATs

Geriatrics CATs

Mental Health CATs

Pediatrics CATs

Physical Function CATs

Practice Theory CATs