Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

A scoping review on occupational science research in European contexts

Morville, Anne-Le, Jones, Janice, Avrech Bar, Michal, Clouston, Teena ORCID:, Dür, Mona, Ilper, Nicole, Röschel, Anna, Whitcombe, Steve ORCID: and Kaae Kristensen, Hanne 2022. A scoping review on occupational science research in European contexts. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy 10.1080/11038128.2022.2143421

[thumbnail of A scoping review on occupational science research in European contexts1.pdf] PDF - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (2MB)


Background A survey showed European occupational scientists cover a broad range in occupational science (OS) research, however, no contemporary overviews of European OS research exists, and current research may provide valuable information for OS and occupational therapy. Aim The aim was to provide an overview of contemporary European OS research. Materials and method A scoping review was performed, including studies conducted in Europe and published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT), the Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy (SJOT) or the Journal of Occupational Science (JOS) between 2015 and 2020. The journals were systematically searched, and quality assessment and thematic analysis were undertaken. Results Findings from 93 articles identified many studies from the Nordic countries. Most studies applied qualitative research methods. Theoretical concepts from OS were used in data generating and discussions. A wide range of demographics, and living conditions were explored. Recent articles took a reflexive stance on the positionality of the researcher/s. Conclusions This review highlights the diversity of OS research, suggesting a solid theoretical knowledge base within European OS research. Significance The results contribute to further development and maturation of the discipline of OS in Europe and internationally.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
ISSN: 1103-8128
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 December 2022
Date of Acceptance: 31 October 2022
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 19:31

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics