Dr Annie McCluskey

PhD, MA, DipCOT
Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy

C43J - J Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9834
Fax +61 2 9351 9197

Website OTseeker
OTCATS
Neurological Rehabilitation Research Group
Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

Annie​ is an occupational therapist and a health sciences researcher. She has been awarded over $2 million in research funding and published over 40 peer reviewed articles, including clinical trials , systematic reviews and qualitative studies. Her research and teaching focus on improving the quality of life and rehabilitation outcomes of stroke survivors and people with neurological conditions. Several studies involve helping clinicians to implement evidence into practice, and identifying barriers to practice change.

Other research and teaching interests include: measuring the effect and outcomes of occupational therapy interventions such as hand splinting, handwriting training and motor (upper limb) rehabilitation.

Annie is sub-editor of Critically Appraised Papers for the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, as well as a reviewer and Editorial Board member for that journal. She is also an Editorial Board for the journal Brain Impairment.

Together with colleagues from the University of Queensland, Annie developed and manages OTseeker, an occupational therapy evidence database (http://www.otseeker.com/). This internationally acclaimed database enables occupational therapists to access evidence at no cost. OTseeker contains over 9,000 records of randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews relevant to occupational therapy.

Research interests

  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Upper limb/motor rehabilitation
  • Adult handwriting assessment and retraining
  • Community participation
  • Implementation science/ translation of evidence into practice
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Outcome measurement

Teaching and supervision

Undergraduate and postgraduate occupational therapy units of study, and workshops on stroke and community rehabilitation, social participation, outcome measurement, evidence-based practice, and implementation of evidence.​

Supervision of research students including PhD, MSc and honours students.

Course coordinator together with Dr Anne Honey for the 4 year undergraduate occupational therapy program (curriculum development/assessment)

2011-2013 units of study:

  • OCCP 5235 (Stroke rehabilitation) - elective
  • OCCP 1097 (Analysing occupational performance) - Year 1
  • OCCP 1099 (Occupational Performances: Healthcare 1) - Year 1
  • OCCP 2085 (Occupational Performance: Home and Family) - Year 2
  • OCCP 5207 (Assessing OT evidence) - Year 1

Current projects

  • ​2012: NHMRC Project Grant 'The Out-and-about trial': Improving quality of life by increasing outdoor journeys after stroke (McCluskey A, Ada L, Middleton S, Grimshaw J, Kelly P, Goodall S).
  • 2011-2013: Funded by the Motor Accidents Authority of NSW: Disseminating research evidence to occupational therapists: OTseeker (10/997) (Bennett S, McCluskey A, Hoffmann T, Tooth L)
  • 2011-2012: Funded by the National Stroke Foundation - Feasibility of a home-based program to improve handwriting legibility after stroke: A pilot study (Simpson B, McCluskey A, Lannin N, Cordier R)
  • 2011-2012: Funded by the National Stroke Foundation - A closer look at arm rehabilitation: a study investigating the dosage of therapeutic exercise and upper limb outcomes after stroke (Vratsistas A, McCluskey A, Sherrington C, Scrivener K, Schurr K )

Awards and honours

  • 2009-2011: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Community-Based Health Care Research Unit, The Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney and National Stroke Foundation
  • 2007-2009: NHMRC-NICS-HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation Fellow [now known as NHMRC-TRIP fellowships].
  • 2006: Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching (Team/Program Award at the University of Western Sydney). To: Zakrzewski, L., Bye, L., Cook., McCluskey, A., & Bowman, J).
  • 2005: OT-Australia National Research Award (Open Researcher Category) in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the occupational therapy research knowledge base. Awarded by OT Australia National
  • 2004: Sylvia Docker Memorial Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the occupational therapy profession. Awarded by OT Australia NSW
  • 2001: Excellence in Occupational Therapy Education Award for a significant contribution to occupational therapy education. Awarded by OT-Australia NSW
  • 200-2002: UWS Postgraduate Research Award (PhD scholarship)
  • 1999: Excellence in Teaching award, University of Western Sydney. Team award for final year undergraduate occupational therapy subject development

Themes

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

Selected grants

2012

  • Disseminating research evidence to occupational therapists: OTseeker; Bennett S, McCluskey A, Hoffmann T, Tooth L; Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales/Research Support.

2011

  • Feasibility of a home-based program to improve handwriting legibility after stroke: A pilot randomised trial; McCluskey A; National Stroke Foundation Australia/Research Support.
  • Integration of Academic and Clinical Learning Opportunities - involving the community in graduating excellent clinicians through patient simulation; Alison J, Refshauge K, Gonczi A, McCabe T, McCluskey A, Canning C, Patrick (Blackford) J; University of Sydney/Strategic Teaching Enhancement Project Grant.

2010

  • Strategies for resuming sexual activities following stroke: The stroke survivors perspective; Hamam N, McCluskey A, Shuttleworth R; National Stroke Foundation Australia/Research Support.
  • The Out-and-About Trial: Improving the quality of life by increasing outdoor journeys after stroke; McCluskey A, Ada L, Middleton S, Goodall S, Grimshaw J, Kelly P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2009

  • Development and Maintenance of the OTseeker database; McCluskey A; Occupational Therapists Board of Queensland/Research Support.
  • Improving the health of community-dwelling stroke survivors: A cluster randomised controlled trial; McCluskey A; National Stroke Foundation Australia/Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • An observational study of patient activity levels in a stroke unit; McCluskey A, King A; National Institute of Clinical Studies (NCIS)/Research Project Grant.

2008

  • Assisting allied health professionals to implement evidence: An Otseeker initiative; McCluskey A; Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales/Research Support.
  • Translating Evidence into Practice: Helping People with Stroke to get out of the House; McCluskey A; National Stroke Foundation/Research Grant.

2007

  • Expansion of OT seeker: An occupational therapy evidence database; McCluskey A, Bennett S; Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales/Research Grant.
  • Getting people with stroke out and about: Increasing the uptake of national stroke foundation guideline recommendation 4.1.2 (c) by community occupational therapists, using audit, reminders and feedback; McCluskey A; National Institute of Clinical Studies/Targeted Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • McCluskey, A. (2010). Implementing Evidence into Practice. In T. Hoffmann., S. Bennett & C. Del Mar (Eds.), Evidence-based Practice Across the Health Professions, (pp. 318-339). Chatswood: Churchill Livingstone.
  • McCluskey, A., Lannin Marshman, N., Schurr, K. (2009). Optimizing motor performance following brain impairment. In Michael Curtin, Matthew Molineux, Jo-Anne Supyk (Eds.), Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction: Enabling Occupation, (pp. 579-606). Australia: Elsevier.
  • McCluskey, A., Home, S., Thompson, L. (2008). Becoming an evidence-based practitioner. In Mary Law & Joy MacDermid (Eds.), Evidence-Based Rehabilitation: A Guide to Practice, (pp. 35-60). NJ, USA: SLACK Incorporated.
  • McCluskey, A. (2006). Managing change and barriers to evidence-based practice. In Gary Kielhofner (Eds.), Research in occupational therapy: methods of inquiry for enhancing practice, (pp. 685-696). US: F.A. Davis Company.

Journals

  • McCluskey, A. (2013). AOTJ celebrates 10 years of critically appraised papers. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(3), 153. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Vratsistas, A., Schurr, K. (2013). Barriers and enablers to implementing multiple stroke guideline recommendations: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 13(323), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Shepperd, S., Lannin, N., Clemson, L., McCluskey, A., Cameron, I., Barras, S. (2013). Discharge planning from hospital to home (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (1), 1-90. [More Information]
  • Walker, M., Fisher, R., Korner-Bitensky, N., McCluskey, A., Carey, L. (2013). From what we know to what we do: translating stroke rehabilitation research into practice. International Journal of Stroke, 8(1), 11-17. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Ada, L., Middleton, S., Kelly, P., Goodall, S., Grimshaw, J., Logan, P., Longworth, M., Karageorge, A. (2013). Improving quality of life by increasing outings after stroke: Study protocol for the Out-and-About trial. International Journal of Stroke, 8(1), 54-58. [More Information]
  • Hamam, N., McCluskey, A., Cooper, S. (2013). Sex after stroke: A content analysis of printable educational materials available online. International Journal of Stroke, 8(7), 518-528. [More Information]
  • Bennett, S., Hoffmann, T., McCluskey, A., Coghlan, N., Tooth, L. (2013). Systematic reviews informing occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(3), 345-354. [More Information]
  • Logan, P., Leighton, M., Walker, M., Armstrong, S., Gladman, J., Sach, T., Smith, S., Newell, O., Avery, T., Williams, H., McCluskey, A., et al (2012). A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of rehabilitation aimed at improving outdoor mobility for people after stroke: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 13(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Hopman, K., Tate, R., McCluskey, A. (2012). Community-Based Rehabilitation Following Brain Injury: Comparison of a Transitional Living Program and a Home-Based Program. Brain Impairment, 13(Special Issue 1), 44-61. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Ada, L., Dean, C., Vargas, J. (2012). Feasibility and Validity of a Wearable GPS Device for Measuring Outings after Stroke. ISRN Rehabilitation, 2012, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Gozzard, M., McCluskey, A., Lannin Marshman, N., Van Drempt, N. (2012). Handwriting in healthy adults aged 20-24 years: Informing handwriting rehabilitation. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19(1), 31-41.
  • Au, E., McCluskey, A., Lannin, N. (2012). Inter-rater reliability of three adult handwriting legibility instruments. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59(5), 347-354. [More Information]
  • Chua, M., McCluskey, A., Smead, J. (2012). Retrospective analysis of factors that affect driving assessment outcomes after stroke. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59(2), 121-130. [More Information]
  • Lannin, N., Ada, L., Lindley, R., Longworth, M., McCluskey, A., Middleton, S. (2012). Stroke clinicians' priorities for stroke research. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 10(4), 1-8.
  • Barnsley, L., McCluskey, A., Middleton, S. (2012). What people say about travelling outdoors after their stroke: A qualitative study. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59(1), 71-78. [More Information]
  • Van Drempt, N., McCluskey, A., Lannin Marshman, N. (2011). A review of factors that influence adult handwriting performance. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(5), 321-328. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Thurtell, A., Clemson, L., Kendig, H. (2011). A study investigating the travel habits and preferences of older Australian adults with a falls risk. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30(4), 208-214. [More Information]
  • Lannin, N., Clemson, L., McCluskey, A. (2011). A survey of the current pre-discharge home visiting practices of occupational therapists in New South Wales, Australia. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(3), 172-177.
  • Burger, D., McCluskey, A. (2011). Australian norms for handwriting speed in healthy adults aged 60–99 years. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58, 355-363.
  • Van Drempt, N., McCluskey, A., Lannin Marshman, N. (2011). Handwriting in healthy people aged 65 years and over. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58, 276-286. [More Information]
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Clemson, L., McCluskey, A. (2011). Survey of current pre-discharge home visiting practices of occupational therapists. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(3), 172-177. [More Information]
  • Christie, L., Bedford, R., McCluskey, A. (2011). Task-specific practice of dressing tasks in a hospital setting improved dressing performance post-stroke: A feasibility study. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(5), 364-369.
  • King, A., McCluskey, A., Schurr, K. (2011). The time use and activity levels of inpatients in a co-located acute and rehabilitation stroke unit: An observational study. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 18(Suppl 1), 654-665. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Edwards, K. (2010). A survey of adult power wheelchair and scooter users. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 5(6), 411-419.
  • McCluskey, A., Middleton, S. (2010). Delivering an evidence-based outdoor journey intervention to people with stroke: Barriers and enablers experienced by community rehabilitation teams. BMC Health Services Research, 10(18), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Shepperd, S., McClaran, J., Phillips, C., Lannin Marshman, N., Clemson, L., McCluskey, A., Cameron, I., Barras, S. (2010). Discharge planning from hospital to home. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1), CD000313-1-CD000313-75. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Middleton, S. (2010). Increasing delivery of an outdoor journey intervention to people with stroke: A feasibility study involving five community rehabilitation teams. Implementation Science, 5(59), 1-10. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Bennett, S., Hoffmann, T., Tooth, L. (2010). OTseeker helps library and allied health professionals to find quality evidence efficiently. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 27, 106-113. [More Information]
  • Mackay, N., McCluskey, A., Mayes, R. (2010). The Log Handwriting Program Improved Children's Writing Legibility: A Pretest-Posttest Study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(1), 30-36.
  • Bowman, J., Lannin Marshman, N., Cook, C., McCluskey, A. (2009). Development and psychometric testing of the Clinician Readiness for Measuring Outcomes Scale. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 15(1), 76-84. [More Information]
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Gustafsson, L., Cusick, A., Walker, M., Steultjens, E., Fricke, J., Turton, A., Aas, R., Logan, P., Froude, E., McCluskey, A., Wallen, M., et al (2009). Scholarly communication and concerns for our conferences. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 56(2), 147-148.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Gustafsson, L., Cusick, A., Walker, M., Steultjens, E., Fricke, J., Turton, A., Logan, P., Aas, R., Froude, E., McCluskey, A., Wallen, M., et al (2009). Scholarly communication and concerns for our conferences. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(4), 183-184.
  • McCluskey, A., Bishop, B. (2009). The Adapted Fresno Test of Competence in Evidence-Based Practice. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 29(2), 119-126. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Lukersmith, S. (2008). A proposed curriculum and strategies for improving occupational therapists’ report writing, court performance and expert opinion on work capacity. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 55(2), 144-145.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., McCluskey, A. (2008). A systematic review of upper limb rehabilitation for adults with traumatic brain injury. Brain Impairment, 9(3), 237-246.
  • McCluskey, A., Kay, L. (2008). Basic driving skills should be practiced before going on-road with a motorized scooter but universal testing is not warranted. Patient Education and Counseling, 73(1), 168-169.
  • Faddy, K., McCluskey, A., Lannin Marshman, N. (2008). Interrater reliability of a new handwriting assessment battery for adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(5), 595-599. [More Information]
  • Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Green-Hill, J., McCluskey, A., Tooth, L. (2008). Interventions for stroke rehabilitation: Analysis of the research contained in the OTseeker evidence database. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 15(4), 341-350.
  • McCluskey, A., Bennett, S. (2008). Occupational therapy focused on personal activities of daily living improves independence and reduces deterioration in community-dwelling people with stroke (commentary). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 55(4), 295-296.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., McCluskey, A., Herbert, R., Cusick, A. (2008). Response to Letter by Marossezky et al. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 39(2), e47.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Cusick, A., McCluskey, A., Herbert, R. (2007). Effects of Splinting on Wrist Contracture After Stroke. A Randomized Controlled Trial. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 38(1), 111-116. [More Information]
  • Bennett, S., McKenna, K., McCluskey, A., Tooth, L., Hoffmann, T., Strong, J. (2007). Evidence for Occupational Therapy Interventions: Effectiveness Research Indexed in the OTseeker Database. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(10), 426-430.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Clemson, L., McCluskey, A., Lin, C., Cameron, I., Barras, S. (2007). Feasibility and results of a randomised pilot-study of pre-discharge occupational therapy home visits. BMC Health Services Research, 7(Article 42), 42-1-42-8. [More Information]
  • Cook, C., McCluskey, A., Bowman, J. (2007). Occupational Therapists Report Increased Use of Outcome Measures after Participation in an Education Programme. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(11), 487-492.
  • Hoffmann, T., McKenna, K., Hadi, T., Bennett, S., McCluskey, A., Tooth, L. (2007). Quality and quantity of paediatric research: An analysis of the OTseeker database. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54(2), 113-123.
  • Herbert, R., Lannin Marshman, N., Cusick, A., McCluskey, A. (2007). Response to Letter by Manigandan and Charles. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 38(11), e147.
  • McCluskey, A., Johnson, M., Tate, R. (2007). The Process of Care Management Following Brain Injury: A Grounded Theory Study. Brain Impairment, 8(3), 293-311.
  • Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Hoffmann, T., Tooth, L., McCluskey, A., Strong, J. (2007). The value of an evidence database for occupational therapists: An international online survey. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 76(7), 507-513. [More Information]
  • Herbert, R., Lannin Marshman, N., McCluskey, A., Cusick, A. (2007). Wrist splint for upper motor neuron paralysis - Response to letter by Shah. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 38(8), E75-E75.
  • McCluskey, A., Urlic, K., Carr, H. (2007). Young people recovering from early psychosis valued support from other young people who had also experienced psychosis. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54(1), 76-78.
  • McCluskey, A., Urlic, K., Carr, H. (2007). Young people recovering from early psychosis valued support from other young people who had also experienced psychosis (Commentary). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54(1), 76-78.
  • McCluskey, A., Brandis, S. (2006). A group education program reduced falls among community-dwelling older people at risk of falling (Commentary). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 53(3), 238-239.
  • McCluskey, A., Lovarini, M., Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Tooth, L., Hoffmann, T. (2006). How and why do occupational therapists use the OTseeker evidence database? Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 53, 188-195.
  • Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Tooth, L., Hoffmann, T., McCluskey, A., Strong, J. (2006). Searches and Content of the OTseeker Database: Informing Research Priorities. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60(5), 524-530.
  • McCluskey, A., Bennett, S. (2005). An energy conservation program for people with cancer produced small changes in fatigue. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 52(1), 90-01.
  • Tooth, L., Bennett, S., McCluskey, A., Hoffmann, T., McKenna, K., Lovarini, M. (2005). Appraising the quality of randomized controlled trials: inter-rater reliability for the OTseeker evidence database. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 11(6), 547-555.
  • McKenna, K., Bennett, S., Dierselhuis, Z., Hoffmann, T., Tooth, L., McCluskey, A. (2005). Australian occupational therapists’ use of an online evidence-based practice database (OTseeker). Health Information and Libraries Journal, 22, 205-214.
  • McCluskey, A., Gwynn, J. (2005). Occupational therapists working with indigenous Australians use communication strategies, assessment tools and assistive devices that are more culturally appropriate for this population. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 52(1), 91-92.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., McCluskey, A., Schurr, K. (2005). People with stroke who received up to seven occupational therapy sessions at home over 3 months were 1.72 times more likely to get out of the house as often as they wanted (Commentary). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 52(4), 365-366.
  • McCluskey, A., Lovarini, M. (2005). Providing education on evidence-based practice improved knowledge but did not change behaviour: a before and after study. BMC Medical Education, 5, 40 - 1-40 - 12.
  • McCluskey, A., Lovarini, M., Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Tooth, L., Hoffmann, T. (2005). The extent and quality of evidence on the effectiveness of injury prevention and management: An analysis of the OTseeker database. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(10), 1-10.
  • McCluskey, A., Lovarini, M., Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Tooth, L., Hoffmann, T. (2005). What Evidence Exists for Work-Related Injury Prevention and Management? Analysis of an Occupational Therapy Evidence Database (OTseeker). British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(10), 447-456.
  • McCluskey, A., Grant, M. (2005). Women who were recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis experienced a transformative process triggered by their illness, which limited their occupations but taught them to value and use self-caring strategies more. (Commentary). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 52(3), 262-263.
  • Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Hoffmann, T., McCluskey, A., Tooth, L., Strong, J. (2004). In search of evidence for occupational therapy: A new tool [Editorial]. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 11(9), 406.
  • McCluskey, A. (2004). New graduates: Experts in evidence-based practice. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 51, 173.
  • McKenna, K., Bennett, S., Hoffmann, T., McCluskey, A., Strong, J., Tooth, L. (2004). OTseeker: Facilitating evidence-based practice in occupational therapy. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 51, 102-105.
  • Bennett, S., Hoffmann, T., McCluskey, A., McKenna, K., Strong, J., Tooth, L. (2003). Introducing OTseeker (Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence): A New Evidence Database for Occupational Therapists. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57(6), 635-638.
  • McCluskey, A. (2003). Occupational therapists report a low level of knowledge, skill and involvement in evidence based practice. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 50, 3-12.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Horsley, S., Herbert, R., McCluskey, A., Cusick, A. (2003). Splinting the hand in the functional position after brain impairment: A randomized, controlled trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84(2), 297-302.
  • McCluskey, A., Jongbloed, L. (2003). While home-based therapy may be more convenient for patients with brain impairment, therapists need to be creative with space, equipment and practice. (Commentary). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 50(4), 264-265.

Conferences

  • Clemson, L., Lannin Marshman, N., McCluskey, A., Cameron, I. (2007). A Survey of Pre-discharge Home Visiting Practices. 40th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2007, Australia: Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).
  • McCluskey, A., Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Lovarini, M., Hoffmann, T., Tooth, L. (2006). Integrating evidence from OTseeker into practice. World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) 2006.
  • McCluskey, A., McKenna, K., Bennett, S., Tooth, L., Strong, J., Hoffmann, T., Lovarini, M. (2003). The extent and quality of evidence on the effectiveness of injury prevention and management: An analysis of the OTseeker database. OT Australia NSW Injury and Safety Management Conference 2003. OT Australia NSW.
  • McCluskey, A., Lovarini, M. (2002). Evidence Based Practice: An educational intervention plus outreach support aims to change clinician behaviour. OT Australia NSW Conference 2002, Sydney: OT Australia NSW.

2013

  • McCluskey, A. (2013). AOTJ celebrates 10 years of critically appraised papers. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(3), 153. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Vratsistas, A., Schurr, K. (2013). Barriers and enablers to implementing multiple stroke guideline recommendations: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 13(323), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Shepperd, S., Lannin, N., Clemson, L., McCluskey, A., Cameron, I., Barras, S. (2013). Discharge planning from hospital to home (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (1), 1-90. [More Information]
  • Walker, M., Fisher, R., Korner-Bitensky, N., McCluskey, A., Carey, L. (2013). From what we know to what we do: translating stroke rehabilitation research into practice. International Journal of Stroke, 8(1), 11-17. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Ada, L., Middleton, S., Kelly, P., Goodall, S., Grimshaw, J., Logan, P., Longworth, M., Karageorge, A. (2013). Improving quality of life by increasing outings after stroke: Study protocol for the Out-and-About trial. International Journal of Stroke, 8(1), 54-58. [More Information]
  • Hamam, N., McCluskey, A., Cooper, S. (2013). Sex after stroke: A content analysis of printable educational materials available online. International Journal of Stroke, 8(7), 518-528. [More Information]
  • Bennett, S., Hoffmann, T., McCluskey, A., Coghlan, N., Tooth, L. (2013). Systematic reviews informing occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(3), 345-354. [More Information]

2012

  • Logan, P., Leighton, M., Walker, M., Armstrong, S., Gladman, J., Sach, T., Smith, S., Newell, O., Avery, T., Williams, H., McCluskey, A., et al (2012). A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of rehabilitation aimed at improving outdoor mobility for people after stroke: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 13(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Hopman, K., Tate, R., McCluskey, A. (2012). Community-Based Rehabilitation Following Brain Injury: Comparison of a Transitional Living Program and a Home-Based Program. Brain Impairment, 13(Special Issue 1), 44-61. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Ada, L., Dean, C., Vargas, J. (2012). Feasibility and Validity of a Wearable GPS Device for Measuring Outings after Stroke. ISRN Rehabilitation, 2012, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Gozzard, M., McCluskey, A., Lannin Marshman, N., Van Drempt, N. (2012). Handwriting in healthy adults aged 20-24 years: Informing handwriting rehabilitation. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19(1), 31-41.
  • Au, E., McCluskey, A., Lannin, N. (2012). Inter-rater reliability of three adult handwriting legibility instruments. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59(5), 347-354. [More Information]
  • Chua, M., McCluskey, A., Smead, J. (2012). Retrospective analysis of factors that affect driving assessment outcomes after stroke. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59(2), 121-130. [More Information]
  • Lannin, N., Ada, L., Lindley, R., Longworth, M., McCluskey, A., Middleton, S. (2012). Stroke clinicians' priorities for stroke research. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 10(4), 1-8.
  • Barnsley, L., McCluskey, A., Middleton, S. (2012). What people say about travelling outdoors after their stroke: A qualitative study. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59(1), 71-78. [More Information]

2011

  • Van Drempt, N., McCluskey, A., Lannin Marshman, N. (2011). A review of factors that influence adult handwriting performance. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(5), 321-328. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Thurtell, A., Clemson, L., Kendig, H. (2011). A study investigating the travel habits and preferences of older Australian adults with a falls risk. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30(4), 208-214. [More Information]
  • Lannin, N., Clemson, L., McCluskey, A. (2011). A survey of the current pre-discharge home visiting practices of occupational therapists in New South Wales, Australia. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(3), 172-177.
  • Burger, D., McCluskey, A. (2011). Australian norms for handwriting speed in healthy adults aged 60–99 years. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58, 355-363.
  • Van Drempt, N., McCluskey, A., Lannin Marshman, N. (2011). Handwriting in healthy people aged 65 years and over. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58, 276-286. [More Information]
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Clemson, L., McCluskey, A. (2011). Survey of current pre-discharge home visiting practices of occupational therapists. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(3), 172-177. [More Information]
  • Christie, L., Bedford, R., McCluskey, A. (2011). Task-specific practice of dressing tasks in a hospital setting improved dressing performance post-stroke: A feasibility study. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(5), 364-369.
  • King, A., McCluskey, A., Schurr, K. (2011). The time use and activity levels of inpatients in a co-located acute and rehabilitation stroke unit: An observational study. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 18(Suppl 1), 654-665. [More Information]

2010

  • McCluskey, A., Edwards, K. (2010). A survey of adult power wheelchair and scooter users. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 5(6), 411-419.
  • McCluskey, A., Middleton, S. (2010). Delivering an evidence-based outdoor journey intervention to people with stroke: Barriers and enablers experienced by community rehabilitation teams. BMC Health Services Research, 10(18), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Shepperd, S., McClaran, J., Phillips, C., Lannin Marshman, N., Clemson, L., McCluskey, A., Cameron, I., Barras, S. (2010). Discharge planning from hospital to home. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1), CD000313-1-CD000313-75. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A. (2010). Implementing Evidence into Practice. In T. Hoffmann., S. Bennett & C. Del Mar (Eds.), Evidence-based Practice Across the Health Professions, (pp. 318-339). Chatswood: Churchill Livingstone.
  • McCluskey, A., Middleton, S. (2010). Increasing delivery of an outdoor journey intervention to people with stroke: A feasibility study involving five community rehabilitation teams. Implementation Science, 5(59), 1-10. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Bennett, S., Hoffmann, T., Tooth, L. (2010). OTseeker helps library and allied health professionals to find quality evidence efficiently. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 27, 106-113. [More Information]
  • Mackay, N., McCluskey, A., Mayes, R. (2010). The Log Handwriting Program Improved Children's Writing Legibility: A Pretest-Posttest Study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(1), 30-36.

2009

  • Bowman, J., Lannin Marshman, N., Cook, C., McCluskey, A. (2009). Development and psychometric testing of the Clinician Readiness for Measuring Outcomes Scale. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 15(1), 76-84. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, A., Lannin Marshman, N., Schurr, K. (2009). Optimizing motor performance following brain impairment. In Michael Curtin, Matthew Molineux, Jo-Anne Supyk (Eds.), Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction: Enabling Occupation, (pp. 579-606). Australia: Elsevier.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Gustafsson, L., Cusick, A., Walker, M., Steultjens, E., Fricke, J., Turton, A., Aas, R., Logan, P., Froude, E., McCluskey, A., Wallen, M., et al (2009). Scholarly communication and concerns for our conferences. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 56(2), 147-148.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Gustafsson, L., Cusick, A., Walker, M., Steultjens, E., Fricke, J., Turton, A., Logan, P., Aas, R., Froude, E., McCluskey, A., Wallen, M., et al (2009). Scholarly communication and concerns for our conferences. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(4), 183-184.
  • McCluskey, A., Bishop, B. (2009). The Adapted Fresno Test of Competence in Evidence-Based Practice. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 29(2), 119-126. [More Information]

2008

  • McCluskey, A., Lukersmith, S. (2008). A proposed curriculum and strategies for improving occupational therapists’ report writing, court performance and expert opinion on work capacity. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 55(2), 144-145.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., McCluskey, A. (2008). A systematic review of upper limb rehabilitation for adults with traumatic brain injury. Brain Impairment, 9(3), 237-246.
  • McCluskey, A., Kay, L. (2008). Basic driving skills should be practiced before going on-road with a motorized scooter but universal testing is not warranted. Patient Education and Counseling, 73(1), 168-169.
  • McCluskey, A., Home, S., Thompson, L. (2008). Becoming an evidence-based practitioner. In Mary Law & Joy MacDermid (Eds.), Evidence-Based Rehabilitation: A Guide to Practice, (pp. 35-60). NJ, USA: SLACK Incorporated.
  • Faddy, K., McCluskey, A., Lannin Marshman, N. (2008). Interrater reliability of a new handwriting assessment battery for adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(5), 595-599. [More Information]
  • Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Green-Hill, J., McCluskey, A., Tooth, L. (2008). Interventions for stroke rehabilitation: Analysis of the research contained in the OTseeker evidence database. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 15(4), 341-350.
  • McCluskey, A., Bennett, S. (2008). Occupational therapy focused on personal activities of daily living improves independence and reduces deterioration in community-dwelling people with stroke (commentary). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 55(4), 295-296.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., McCluskey, A., Herbert, R., Cusick, A. (2008). Response to Letter by Marossezky et al. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 39(2), e47.

2007

  • Clemson, L., Lannin Marshman, N., McCluskey, A., Cameron, I. (2007). A Survey of Pre-discharge Home Visiting Practices. 40th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2007, Australia: Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Cusick, A., McCluskey, A., Herbert, R. (2007). Effects of Splinting on Wrist Contracture After Stroke. A Randomized Controlled Trial. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 38(1), 111-116. [More Information]
  • Bennett, S., McKenna, K., McCluskey, A., Tooth, L., Hoffmann, T., Strong, J. (2007). Evidence for Occupational Therapy Interventions: Effectiveness Research Indexed in the OTseeker Database. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(10), 426-430.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Clemson, L., McCluskey, A., Lin, C., Cameron, I., Barras, S. (2007). Feasibility and results of a randomised pilot-study of pre-discharge occupational therapy home visits. BMC Health Services Research, 7(Article 42), 42-1-42-8. [More Information]
  • Cook, C., McCluskey, A., Bowman, J. (2007). Occupational Therapists Report Increased Use of Outcome Measures after Participation in an Education Programme. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(11), 487-492.
  • Hoffmann, T., McKenna, K., Hadi, T., Bennett, S., McCluskey, A., Tooth, L. (2007). Quality and quantity of paediatric research: An analysis of the OTseeker database. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54(2), 113-123.
  • Herbert, R., Lannin Marshman, N., Cusick, A., McCluskey, A. (2007). Response to Letter by Manigandan and Charles. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 38(11), e147.
  • McCluskey, A., Johnson, M., Tate, R. (2007). The Process of Care Management Following Brain Injury: A Grounded Theory Study. Brain Impairment, 8(3), 293-311.
  • Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Hoffmann, T., Tooth, L., McCluskey, A., Strong, J. (2007). The value of an evidence database for occupational therapists: An international online survey. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 76(7), 507-513. [More Information]
  • Herbert, R., Lannin Marshman, N., McCluskey, A., Cusick, A. (2007). Wrist splint for upper motor neuron paralysis - Response to letter by Shah. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 38(8), E75-E75.
  • McCluskey, A., Urlic, K., Carr, H. (2007). Young people recovering from early psychosis valued support from other young people who had also experienced psychosis. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54(1), 76-78.
  • McCluskey, A., Urlic, K., Carr, H. (2007). Young people recovering from early psychosis valued support from other young people who had also experienced psychosis (Commentary). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54(1), 76-78.

2006

  • McCluskey, A., Brandis, S. (2006). A group education program reduced falls among community-dwelling older people at risk of falling (Commentary). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 53(3), 238-239.
  • McCluskey, A., Lovarini, M., Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Tooth, L., Hoffmann, T. (2006). How and why do occupational therapists use the OTseeker evidence database? Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 53, 188-195.
  • McCluskey, A., Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Lovarini, M., Hoffmann, T., Tooth, L. (2006). Integrating evidence from OTseeker into practice. World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) 2006.
  • McCluskey, A. (2006). Managing change and barriers to evidence-based practice. In Gary Kielhofner (Eds.), Research in occupational therapy: methods of inquiry for enhancing practice, (pp. 685-696). US: F.A. Davis Company.
  • Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Tooth, L., Hoffmann, T., McCluskey, A., Strong, J. (2006). Searches and Content of the OTseeker Database: Informing Research Priorities. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60(5), 524-530.

2005

  • McCluskey, A., Bennett, S. (2005). An energy conservation program for people with cancer produced small changes in fatigue. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 52(1), 90-01.
  • Tooth, L., Bennett, S., McCluskey, A., Hoffmann, T., McKenna, K., Lovarini, M. (2005). Appraising the quality of randomized controlled trials: inter-rater reliability for the OTseeker evidence database. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 11(6), 547-555.
  • McKenna, K., Bennett, S., Dierselhuis, Z., Hoffmann, T., Tooth, L., McCluskey, A. (2005). Australian occupational therapists’ use of an online evidence-based practice database (OTseeker). Health Information and Libraries Journal, 22, 205-214.
  • McCluskey, A., Gwynn, J. (2005). Occupational therapists working with indigenous Australians use communication strategies, assessment tools and assistive devices that are more culturally appropriate for this population. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 52(1), 91-92.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., McCluskey, A., Schurr, K. (2005). People with stroke who received up to seven occupational therapy sessions at home over 3 months were 1.72 times more likely to get out of the house as often as they wanted (Commentary). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 52(4), 365-366.
  • McCluskey, A., Lovarini, M. (2005). Providing education on evidence-based practice improved knowledge but did not change behaviour: a before and after study. BMC Medical Education, 5, 40 - 1-40 - 12.
  • McCluskey, A., Lovarini, M., Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Tooth, L., Hoffmann, T. (2005). The extent and quality of evidence on the effectiveness of injury prevention and management: An analysis of the OTseeker database. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(10), 1-10.
  • McCluskey, A., Lovarini, M., Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Tooth, L., Hoffmann, T. (2005). What Evidence Exists for Work-Related Injury Prevention and Management? Analysis of an Occupational Therapy Evidence Database (OTseeker). British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(10), 447-456.
  • McCluskey, A., Grant, M. (2005). Women who were recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis experienced a transformative process triggered by their illness, which limited their occupations but taught them to value and use self-caring strategies more. (Commentary). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 52(3), 262-263.

2004

  • Bennett, S., McKenna, K., Hoffmann, T., McCluskey, A., Tooth, L., Strong, J. (2004). In search of evidence for occupational therapy: A new tool [Editorial]. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 11(9), 406.
  • McCluskey, A. (2004). New graduates: Experts in evidence-based practice. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 51, 173.
  • McKenna, K., Bennett, S., Hoffmann, T., McCluskey, A., Strong, J., Tooth, L. (2004). OTseeker: Facilitating evidence-based practice in occupational therapy. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 51, 102-105.

2003

  • Bennett, S., Hoffmann, T., McCluskey, A., McKenna, K., Strong, J., Tooth, L. (2003). Introducing OTseeker (Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence): A New Evidence Database for Occupational Therapists. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57(6), 635-638.
  • McCluskey, A. (2003). Occupational therapists report a low level of knowledge, skill and involvement in evidence based practice. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 50, 3-12.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Horsley, S., Herbert, R., McCluskey, A., Cusick, A. (2003). Splinting the hand in the functional position after brain impairment: A randomized, controlled trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84(2), 297-302.
  • McCluskey, A., McKenna, K., Bennett, S., Tooth, L., Strong, J., Hoffmann, T., Lovarini, M. (2003). The extent and quality of evidence on the effectiveness of injury prevention and management: An analysis of the OTseeker database. OT Australia NSW Injury and Safety Management Conference 2003. OT Australia NSW.
  • McCluskey, A., Jongbloed, L. (2003). While home-based therapy may be more convenient for patients with brain impairment, therapists need to be creative with space, equipment and practice. (Commentary). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 50(4), 264-265.

2002

  • McCluskey, A., Lovarini, M. (2002). Evidence Based Practice: An educational intervention plus outreach support aims to change clinician behaviour. OT Australia NSW Conference 2002, Sydney: OT Australia NSW.

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