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Research using the Social Profile has been carried out in metropolitan and suburban pre-schools, playgrounds, senior centers and on psychiatric units in a major medical center, examining validity, reliability and sensitivity of the tool. 


Currently research is being carried out with occupational therapy students in Norway. If you would like to carry out research jointly, you may contact for collaborative projects.



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Bubaj, A. M., Shelley, L., & Donohue, M. V. (2021). Social Profile.  Buros’ Mental Measurement Yearbook. (MMY).



Hemphill, B., Urish, C.K. (Eds.), & Donohue, M. V. (2020). Assessment in Occupational Therapy Mental Health:  An Integrated  Approach, Fourth Edition, Pages 57-75. Thorofare, NJ:  Slack Inc.

Donohue, M. V., (2020). Social Profile Assessment of Social Participation in Children, Adolescents and Adults, in Barbara J. Hemphill-Pearson & C.K. Urish, (Eds.) Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health, 4th Edition. Thorofare, NJ:  Slack Inc.

Bonsaken, T., & Donohue, M. V., (2017). Are individual students' characteristics and academic performance associated with group-level functioning in education groups?    An exploratory study. Ergoterapeuten, 40-49, 2-2017.

Bonsaken, T., & Donohue, M. V., (2016). Occupational therapy students rating the social profile of their educational group. Do they agree? Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1-8.

Bonsaken, T., Eirum, M. N., & Donohue, M. V. (2015). The Social Profile of occupational therapy students’ educational groups. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 3, 3, 4.

Donohue, M. V. (2014). Social Profile. In I. E. Asher (Ed.). Asher’s occupational therapy.  Assessment Tools. (4th ed). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Donohue, M. V. (2013). Social Profile. Assessment of social participation in children, adolescents, and adults. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association Press.

Donohue, M. V., Hanif, H., & Wu Berns, L. (2011, December). An exploratory study of social participation in occupational therapy groups. Mental Health Special Interest Section Quarterly, Pages 55-57   34 (4), 1-3. AOTA Press

Donohue, M. V. (2011). Evaluation of social participation. In K. Sladyk, K. Jacobs, & N. MacCrae, (Eds.). Occupational therapy essentials for clinical competence. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc.

Cole, M. B., & Donohue, M. V. (2011). Social participation in occupational contexts: 

In schools, clinics and communities. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc.

Donohue, M. V. (2007). Social ProfileInterrater reliability in psychiatric and community activity groupsAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54, 49-58.

Donohue, M. V. (2005). Social Profile: Assessment of Validity and Reliability with Preschool ChildrenCanadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62, 164-175.

Donohue, M. V. (2003). Group Profile studies with children: Validity measures and item analysisOccupational Therapy in Mental Health, 19, 1-23.

Donohue, M. V. (1999). Theoretical bases of Mosey's group interaction skillsOccupational Therapy International, 6, (1), 35-51.

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