International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Explore the Intention of Residents with Disability to Accept with Occupational Therapy Services at Home
Kuo-Chung Huang, Yu-Che Yang

In view of the increase of long-term care needs and the trend of aging in place in Taiwan, the profession of the occupational therapy plays an important role in enhancing the occupational performance of the residents with disability who live at home. This paper investigates the influence factors of residents’ intention based on the theory of planned behavior. Sample data were collected from the latest post-service questionnaires database of occupational therapy service at home in Chiayi area in Taiwan provided by Chiayi City Occupational Therapists Association, 198 valid data were collected finally. There are positive effect on their intention to accept occupational therapy services at home on the residents’ attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioral control. In particular, the residents’ attitude plays a greater role in affecting their intention. The residents’ attitude and perceived behavioral control has a partial mediation effect on subjective norm toward their intention.

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