Steps to Revising the APTA Pediatrics Research Agenda

Anjana Narayan Bhat, Alyssa Fiss, Margaret O'Neil, Jennifer Sansom, Jill Heathcock, Stacey C. Dusing, Jennifer Christy

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The American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APTA Pediatrics) Research Agenda was updated in spring 2021. This article describes the process used to revise the agenda. A task force of the APTA Pediatrics Research Committee methodically reviewed and revised the 2018-2020 agenda document to reflect the current research priorities important for the field. The research priorities from various federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health were reviewed and were aligned with the agency research priorities and goals. The agenda was revised based on feedback from task force members, and further revisions were made based on input from select members of APTA Pediatrics and other stakeholders. After incorporating inputs, the agenda was accepted as the APTA Pediatrics Research Agenda for the next 3 years and was shared with the membership on the APTA Pediatrics Research Web site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Physical Therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2022


  • federal agencies
  • research agenda
  • research priorities


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