The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal with a mission to publish high quality articles that focus on applied research, practice, and education in the occupational therapy profession.
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Current Issue: Volume 12, Issue 2 (2024) Spring 2024

Letter from the Editor

Applied Research


Factors Influencing Driving Confidence in Older Adults
Jill Linder, Beth Ann Walker, Elizabeth Moore, and Anne Hegberg


Occupational Therapists' Perceptions on Addressing Spirituality: A Cross Sectional Survey
Shannon Metzger, Jeanine Beasley, Jordan Marheineke, Amy Stites, Amy Riley, Christine Byam, Diane Maodush-Pitzer, and Dawn R. DeVries


The Effects of Cervical Cancer Diagnosis on Occupational Performance
Wynnet Sinclair, Christine McConnell, Emily Clark, Katie B. McEntire, Caitlin Lewis, Lyndsi Pound, and Katherine Wuertz

Topics in Education


The Relationship Between Holistic Admissions Criteria and Program Ranking Among Occupational Therapy Entry-Level Programs
Kristian Taylor, Cat-Tien Nguyen, Jenny Grant, Mary B. Brewster, Mary A. Barrett, Teal Benevides, and Sharon M. Cosper


Associations Between Learning Environment and Study Satisfaction Across Time: Two Cross-Sectional Analyses of Occupational Therapy Students
Gry Mørk, Susanne G. Johnson, Astrid Gramstad, Linda Stigen, Tove Carstensen, and Tore Bonsaksen

Policy and Advocacy

Opinions in the Profession

Occupation and the Artist


Diane Powers Dirette, PhD, OTL, FAOTA
Managing Editor
Nancy Hock, Ph.D., OTRL, CHT
Associate Editor
Allison Chamberlain Miller, MS, OTR/L, CAPS
Assistant Editors
Debbie Amini, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Molly Bathje, PhD, OTR/L
Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, Ph.D, DrOT, OTRL, CDP, FMiOTA, FAOTA
Beth Elenko, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, CLA, FAOTA
Shirley P. O'Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Copy Editor
Cynthia J. Cunningham, PhD
Art Editor
Erin Barrus, MS, OTRL, BFA
Assistant Copy Editor
Aditi Tuell, MS, OTR/L, CHT, CLT

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Occupation and the Artist

Would you like to learn about the art featured on the cover? The “Occupation and the Artist” section of OJOT highlights the use of art in the practice of OT and in the occupations of both consumers of OT services and its practitioners. Click here to explore this unique feature of OJOT.

Sponsor Profile

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