Qualitative investigation of reasons, barriers and enablers to occupational therapists’ involvement in research programs. Three focus groups were conducted. The qualitative data collected were obtained following provision of informed consent by participants. All data were anonymised and participants were provided pseudonyms upon transcription. Data were collected through focus groups with occupational therapists to explore reasons for getting involved in research (i.e. the administration of an RCT) and the barriers and enablers they face in this context. Occupational therapists in the focus group either declined to get involved in the RCT or had been allocated to the wait-list control group. This study-within-a-trial was funded by the Health Research Board – Trials Methodology Research Network award HRB-TMRN-2017-1, under the Summer Scholarship Programme; and was conducted within a trial funded by the Health Research Board (Ireland) under a Definitive Interventions and Feasibility Award (DIFA-FA-2018-027). Ethical approval was awarded the National University of Ireland, Galway (R20.Jun.11) on 29 June 2020.