A Bibliometric Analysis of the Quantitative Mental Health Literature in Occupational Therapy

Sharon A. Gutman, Ted Brown

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A bibliometric analysis was performed to examine the impact and use of the peer-reviewed occupational therapy intervention effectiveness literature addressing adults with mental illness, 2000–2016. Of 2,597 articles, 68 were quantitative studies assessing an intervention for adults with mental illness. These studies had a collective citation count of 1,455 and were published in 29 journals in 14 countries. The majority (n = 36; 52.94%) were randomized controlled and two-group controlled studies. The most commonly assessed interventions were life skills and community reintegration (n = 20, 29.41%) and supported employment (n = 16, 23.52%). Sixty-five (95.58%) studies found statistically significant results on the primary or secondary outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-346
Number of pages42
JournalOccupational Therapy in Mental Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2018


  • Citation count
  • intervention effectiveness
  • occupational therapy

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