Journal of Business & Economic Policy

ISSN 2375-0766 (Print), 2375-0774 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jbep

Explore the Intention of Clients in Long-Term-Care Facilities to Accept Occupational Therapy Services
Kuo-Chung Huang, Yu-Che Yang

This study applies the theory of planned behavior to investigate the intention of clients who lived in the long-term-care facilities and accepted occupational therapy service provided by Hosanna Hospital. The secondary data provided by Hosanna Hospital.Altogether84 valid data in this study. Empirical results reveal that the clients’ attitude toward the behavior, subjective norm and perceived behavioral control respectively positive effect on their intention. Perceived behavioral control has the most significant impact on intention. Subjective norm has a partial mediation effect on attitude toward the behavior to the intention and the perceived behavioral control has a complete mediation effect on attitude toward the behavior to the intention. Occupational therapists should help the clients to perceive their need, promote their ability to handle external resources, actively communicate with the people who influence the clients’ decision and offer the optimal intervention to rise the clients’ intention.

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