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Social media has provided a virtual space for occupational therapists around the world to connect and to share practical information and this type of media has great potential as a source of social support and mentorship. This project’s purpose is to assess the qualitative impact of online occupational therapy-based content among occupational therapists. Data was collected and compiled from the currently available blogs and podcasts with OT-based content. Surveys were conducted among 40 occupational therapy students and occupational therapy practitioners and five occupational therapy content creators were interviewed on their experiences producing OT-based content online. The themes that resulted from the survey showed that occupational therapists valued content popularity, evidence-based content, clinical expertise, and the overall sense of community.

Publication Date

Summer 8-14-2020


University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Medical Subject Headings

Occupational Therapists, Students, Blogging, Social Media, Surveys and Questionnaires


Occupational Therapy


Poster presented at the Summer 2020 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on August 14, 2020.

Assessing the Impact of Online Occupational Therapy Content on Professional Development for Occupational Therapists