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Influencing grip-strength through the manipulation of Perceived Behavioral Control (PBC) : A pilot study

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Influencing grip-strength through the manipulation of Perceived Behavioral Control (PBC) : A pilot study

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Theoretically, the proximal predictors of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), PBC and intention, ultimately determine if a specific behavior will occur. These predictors could be targeted to try to influence behavior in a given situation. PBC has already been shown to be a significant mediator between an impairment and activity limitations (AL’s), as well as partly explaining variance in AL’s in a particular patient group. The TPB and PBC’s role in this theory should hold for any particular behavior and within any population. So, perhaps an individual’s PBC could also influence behaviors designed to capture concepts of impairment, like muscle strength. These concepts often form base-lines from which physiotherapeutic interventions are devised and evaluated. As such, a pilot study was devised to determine if PBC could be manipulated in healthy, female physiotherapy students to influence a behavior used to measure grip-strength. The results of the pilot study indicated that PBC was not successfully manipulated. Therefore the proposed research question could not be answered. Several explanations are offered to explain this result. Some weaknesses of the experimental design and directions for future research are also discussed.

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OrganisatieHogeschool van Amsterdam
InstituutGezondheid
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Jaar2006
TypeBachelorscriptie
TaalEngels

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