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Vitenskapelig artikkel

The phenomenon of movement quality: a phenomenographic study of physiotherapy students’ movement experiences

  • Sirpa Ahola
  • Arja Piirainen og
  • Liv Karin Helvik Skjærven


European Journal of Physiotherapy
ISSN 2167-9169
e-ISSN 2167-9177
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2017
Publisert online: 2016
Trykket: 2016
Volum: 19
Hefte: 2
Sider: 59 - 68


Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84997335622



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Fysioterapi og psykisk helse

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The phenomenon of movement quality: a phenomenographic study of physiotherapy students’ movement experiences


Background: This study aimed to explore how students in a physiotherapy bachelor program acquire awareness of their own movement quality and form conceptions of movement quality. Methods: The study was designed as an elective course, implementing Basic Body Awareness Therapy principles. The participants were six PT students. Two data sets – students’ diaries and reflective Groupinterviews were collected, one a week before the course ended, and one on its completion.Phenomenographic research methodology was used to transcribe and analyze the data.Results: Three descriptive categories emerged reflecting the PT students’ conceptions of movementquality phenomenon as a widening process: I: Coming into contact with movement experiences, II:Variety of movement qualities, and III: Movement quality as professional development. Within these, twocritical aspects, Acceptance of own movement quality and Reflective reasoning based on own experiencesof being in movement to gain quality, were identified, indicating aspects of pedagogical importance indeepening PT students’ under-standing of the movement quality phenomenon.Conclusion: The three categories reflect the PT students’ variety, widening views on movement quality.The findings elucidate movement awareness learning, by being in movement, indicating a directionfor future research on students’ learning of movement quality conceptions within physiotherapy education.


Sirpa Ahola

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Jyväskylän yliopisto
  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu

Arja Piirainen

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Jyväskylän yliopisto

Liv Karin Helvik Skjærven

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for helse og funksjon ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet
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