Welcome to the Hub of Occupational Therapy theory (HOTheory)
HOTheory is a database that contains theories, models, frames of reference, and frameworks that are developed “specifically” by occupational therapists or for use in occupational therapy. Occupational therapists often require the theoretical knowledge that helps to guide the assessment of and intervention with clients in their clinical practice. This database is designed to help occupational therapy practitioners and students to find theoretical knowledge to inform their practice and learning. It can be also used to help occupational therapy students to learn and appreciate the diversity of theoretical knowledge relevant to occupational therapy.
Currently, approximately 120 theories, models, frames of reference, and frameworks relevant to occupational therapy have been located by comprehensive searches, which were conducted in August 2017, across three main bibliographic databases (Medline, CINAHL, and PsycINFO). In the current database, these theoretical works have been summarized and classified by the working team, according to the type, applied age group, disability, domain of occupation, and other key information.