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Konditionstest för beteendeförändring: En studie om vilken betydelse konditionstestet hos Friskvården i Värmland kan ha för beteendeförändring
Karlstad University.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Fitness tests for behavioral change : A study about the significance of fitness tests on behavioral change at Friskvården i Värmland (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of a sample of people taking part in the activities of Friskvården i Värmland with regards to their completed cycle fitness tests. The study seeks to answer the questions: Why did the interviewees choose to perform the cycle fitness test at Friskvården i Värmland? How do the interviewees feel that their completed cycle fitness tests affect their motivation to go through a behavioral change? The method used for the gathering of the data was qualitative scientific interviews made separately with each interviewee. The group of interviewees consisted of seven people.

 

The results of the study showed that some of the interviewees wanted to perform the cycle fitness test to assess their current level of fitness. Others meant that they performed the cycle fitness test because of health related matters. That is, to assess their current level of fitness and put it in perspective to their health.  The results also showed that all of the interviewees were motivated by the cycle fitness test in their behavioral change but to varying degrees. The interviewees appreciated the clear assessment of their fitness that they got from the test. It made it easier to monitor their development as they changed their behaviour. Some found it motivational to try to beat their previous score. All though the test probably would not have been as effective if it had not been accompanied by the health interview, also performed at Friskvården i Värmland. The interviewees meant that these have different but complementing functions and they are both perceived as necessary in their behavioral change. 

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2017.
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-55320OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-55320DiVA, id: diva2:1114061
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Sports Science
Educational program
Programme in Sport Science/sport coaching, 180 hp
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Available from: 2017-06-22 Created: 2017-06-22 Last updated: 2017-06-22Bibliographically approved

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