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  • 1201.
    Berglund, Mia
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Ek, Kristina
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Att förstå de didaktiska redskapen i utbildningen2015In: Reflektion i lärande och vård: En utmaning för sjuksköterskan / [ed] Mia Berglund & Margaretha Ekebergh, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, 1, p. 47-68Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 1202.
    Berglund, Mia
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Ekebergh, MargarethaHögskolan i Borås.
    Reflektion i lärande och vård: En utmaning för sjuksköterskan2015Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 1203.
    Berglund, Mia
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Gillsjö, Catharina
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Reflekterande KRAFT-givande samtal2017In: Vägen till patientens värld och personcentrerad vård: Att bli lyssnad på och förstådd / [ed] Karin Dahlberg, Inger Ekman, Stockholm: Liber, 2017, 1, p. 317-334Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 1204.
    Berglund, Mia
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Gillsjö, Catharina
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Reflekterande KRAFT-givande samtal i vården av äldre som lever med långvarig smärta i hemmet2015In: Ä. Riksföreningen för Sjuksköterskan inom äldrevård, ISSN 2001-1164, no 1, p. 14-16Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Reflekterande KRAFT-givande samtal är en metod utvecklad för att användas som ett verktyg i vården. Syftet är att stärka människors hälsa och välbefinnande samt den egna förmågan att bemästra sin situation på ett sätt som ger glädje och mening i livet. För den äldre kan det innebära en möjlighet att kunna bo kvar längre i det egna hemmet. Metoden har utvecklats utifrån resultaten av två avhandlingar, en om hemmets betydelse och att leva med långvarig smärta samt en om lärande vid långvarig sjukdom.

  • 1205.
    Berglund, Mia
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Gillsjö, Catharina
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. College of Nursing, University of Rhode Island, USA.
    Svanström, Rune
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Keys to person-centred care to persons living with dementia: Experiences from an educational program in Sweden2019In: Dementia, ISSN 1471-3012, E-ISSN 1741-2684, Vol. 18, no 7-8, p. 2695-2709Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Growing old entails an increased risk of disabilities and illnesses such as dementia. The orientation in Sweden on national level is that individuals remain in their own homes if desired and receive person-centred home care. The aim of this study was to describe the experience of an educational program and its influence on daily provision of care to persons with dementia. A lifeworld approach was used. Data were collected through group interviews with care providers in the context of home. The findings are presented in five themes: Increased knowledge about dementia and treatment, Relationship-building in order to provide good care, Open and flexible approach conveys calm, Continuity and flexibility are cornerstones in the care and Perceived improvements. This person-centred educational intervention resulted in a care that was based on each individual’s personality, preferences and priorities in life. Education given with continuity over time is key to improving provision of care to person with dementia.

  • 1206.
    Berglund, Mia
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Källerwald, Susanne
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    The Movement to a New Understanding: A Life-World-Based Study about How People Learn to Live with Long-Term Illness2012In: Journal of Nursing & Care, ISSN 2167-1168, Vol. 1, no 6Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: The objective of the present study was to analyze and describe the phenomenon of learning to live with long-term illness.

    Method: The design and implementation of the research was based on a reflective lifeworld approach. The study consisted of interviews with people who live with different types of long-term illness.

    Results: Learning to live with a long-term illness happens in such a way as to respond to the will to live everyday life. The essential meaning of learning to live with long-term illness is constituted by the following elements: learning to know and live with a stranger, the driving forces of learning, learning methods are a balancing act, making the illness visible, as well as seeking knowledge and understanding. The result of the learning process can be understood as movement to a new understanding that is shown in the way the person with the illness acts and gives herself with the illness more space in life.

    Conclusion: The results show that genuine learning is something that differs from learning information and that the learning must be supported by the sufferer’s situation for a long period of time at an existential level.

  • 1207.
    Berglund, Mia M. U.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Learning turning points - in life with long-term illness - visualized with the help of the life-world philosophy2014In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 9, article id 22842Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A long-term illness is an occurrence that changes one’s life and generates a need to learn how to live with it. This article is based on an empirical study of interviews on people living with different long-term illnesses. The results have shown that the learning process is a complex phenomenon interwoven with life as a whole. The essential meaning of learning to live with long-term illness concerns a movement toward a change of understanding of access to the world. In this movement, in which everyday lives as well as relationships with oneself and others are affected, a continual renegotiation is needed. Texts from existential/lifeworld philosopher, Heidegger and Gadamer, have been used to get a greater understanding of the empirical results. These texts have been analysed with particular focus on learning turning points and the importance of reflection. The results are highlighted under the following themes: Pursuit of balance*the aim of learning, The tense grip*the resistance to learning, To live more really*the possibilities of the learning, Distancing*the how of the learning, and The tense of the learning*the whole of the learning. In those learning turning points are present. Knowledge from this study has been used to make a didactic model designed to give caregivers a tool to support patients’ learning. The didactic model is called: The challenge to take charge of life with a long-term illness.

  • 1208.
    Berglund, Mia
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Nässén, Kristina
    Academy of Care, Working Life and Social Welfare, University of Borås, Borås, Sweden.
    Gillsjö, Catharina
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. College of Nursing, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA.
    Fluctuation between Powerlessness and Sense of Meaning: A Qualitative Study of Health Care Professionals’ Experiences of Providing Health Care to Older Adults with Long-Term Musculoskeletal Pain2015In: BMC Geriatrics, ISSN 1471-2318, E-ISSN 1471-2318, Vol. 15, article id 96Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: There is an increasing number of older adults living with long-term musculoskeletal pain and related disabilities. These problems are frequently unrecognized, underreported, and inadequately treated. Since many older adults desire to remain at home for as long as possible, it is important that individualized and holistically tailored care is provided in these settings. However, there is a complexity in providing care in this context.

    The aim of this study was to describe health care professionals’ experiences of providing health care to older adults living with long-term musculoskeletal pain at home.

    Methods: The phenomenon, “To provide health care to older adults living with long-term musculoskeletal pain at home”, was studied using reflective lifeworld research (RLR) which is based on phenomenological epistemology. Ten health care providers (nurse, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists) were interviewed and data was analysed.

    Results: The health care professional’s emotions fluctuated between powerlessness and meaningfulness. Needs, opportunities, understanding and respect had to be balanced in the striving to do good in the provision of health care in differing situations. Caring for older adults with long-term pain required courage to remain in the encounter despite feelings of insecurity and uncertainty about the direction of the dialogue. The essence of caring for older adults with long-term pain consisted of the following constituents: Sense of powerlessness; striving to provide good health care; and understanding and respect.

    Conclusions: The findings indicated that the health care professionals strived to do good and to provide health care that was holistic and sensitive to the older adults’ needs. A significant sense of powerlessness in the situation was experienced by the health care professionals. These findings address and support the need to develop methods that can be used to guide health care providers who support older adults in the context of their homes.

  • 1209.
    Berglund, Mia
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Nässén, Kristina
    Academy of Care, Working Life and Social Welfare, University of Borås, Sweden.
    Hedén, Lena
    Academy of Care, Working Life and Social Welfare, University of Borås, Sweden.
    Gillsjö, Catharina
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Older Adults' Experiences of Reflective STRENGTH-Giving Dialogues: An Interview Study2016In: Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research, ISSN 2167-7182, Vol. 5, no 3, article id 1000304Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: A major health problem that frequently accompanies old age is long-term pain, but pain must be acknowledged by older adults and health care providers. Interventions are needed to alleviate pain and suffering’ while holistically providing health care that promotes wellbeing. The intervention project, Reflective STRENGTHGiving Dialogues© (STRENGTH) was implemented to increase health and wellbeing among community dwelling older adults living with long-term musculoskeletal pain at home.

    Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the older adults’ experiences of the intervention Reflective STRENGTH-Giving Dialogue.

    Method: A life world hermeneutic approach was used in collection and analysis of data. Twenty community dwelling older adults participated were interviewed in their homes after the intervention.

    Findings: The findings consisted of five themes and showed that the older adults experienced the Reflective STRENGTH-Giving Dialogues as a continuous and trusting relationship that alleviates the pain and breaks the loneliness. They expressed it as a new way to talk about life with pain. The dialogues supported reflection and memory and resulted in a transition in orientation in life.

    Conclusion: The Reflective STRENGTH-Giving Dialogues helped the older adults to increase their intellectual, emotional, and physical engagement in daily living. The dialogues facilitated a transition in orientation from past to present, to the future, and from obstacles to opportunities. The dialogues were oriented towards enjoyments, meaning, courage and strength in life as a whole which promoted the older adults’ sense of well-being and vitality. The dialogues also facilitated carrying out small and large life projects. The Reflective STRENGTH-Giving Dialogues created a deepened caring relationship that contributed to an increased sense of security, strength and courage, all of which enhanced the potential for better health and wellbeing.

  • 1210.
    Berglund, Mia
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Sjögren, Reet
    School of Health Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, Västerås/Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Ekebergh, Margaretha
    Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö, Sweden.
    Reflect and learn together - when two supervisors interact in the learning support process of nurse education2012In: Journal of Nursing Management, ISSN 0966-0429, E-ISSN 1365-2834, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 152-158Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim  To describe the importance of supervisors working together in supporting the learning process of nurse students through reflective caring science supervision.

    Background  A supervision model has been developed in order to meet the need for interweaving theory and practice. The model is characterized by learning reflection in caring science. A unique aspect of the present project was that the student groups were led by a teacher and a nurse.

    Method  Data were collected through interviews with the supervisors. The analysis was performed with a phenomenological approach.

    Results  The results showed that theory and practice can be made more tangible and interwoven by using two supervisors in a dual supervision. The essential structure is built on the constituents ‘Reflection as Learning Support’, ‘Interweaving Caring Science with the Patient’s Narrative’, ‘The Student as a Learning Subject’ and ‘The Learning Environment of Supervision’.

    Conclusion  The study concludes that supervision in pairs provides unique possibilities for interweaving and developing theory and practice.

    Implications for nursing management  The supervision model offers unique opportunities for cooperation, for the development of theory and practice and for the development of the professional roll of nurses and teachers.

  • 1211.
    Berglund, Mia
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Westin, Lars
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Svanström, Rune
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Johansson Sundler, Annelie
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Suffering caused by care - Patients' experiences from hospital settings2012In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 7, article id 18688Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Suffering and well-being are significant aspects of human existence; in particular, suffering and well-being are important aspects of patients’ experiences following diseases. Increased knowledge about existential dimensions of illness and healthcare experiences may be needed in order to improve care and reduce unnecessary suffering. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to illuminate the phenomenon of suffering experienced in relation to healthcare needs among patients in hospital settings in Sweden. In this study, we used a reflective lifeworld approach. The data were analysed with a focus on meanings. The results describe the essential meaning of the phenomenon of suffering in relation to healthcare needs. The patients were suffering during care-giving when they felt distrusted or mistreated and when their perspective on illness and health was overlooked. Suffering was found to arise due to healthcare actions that neglected a holistic and patient-centred approach to care. Unfortunately, healthcare experiences that cause patients to suffer seem to be something one needs to endure without being critical. The phenomenon can be described as having four constituents: to be mistreated; to struggle for one’s healthcare needs and autonomy; to feel powerless; and to feel fragmented and objectified. The study concludes that there are problems associated with patients experiencing suffering at the hands of healthcare providers, even if this suffering may not have been caused deliberately to the patient. Consequently, conscious improvements are needed to lessen the suffering caused by care-giving, as are strategies that promote more patient-centred care and patient participation.

  • 1212.
    Berglund, Sofie
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Kostnadseffektiv design och framtagning av flexibel innerförpackning åt elektronikprodukter2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abilia develops, manufactures and sells aids for people who have either a physical or mental limitations that affect their everyday lives. In order to save money and get a better uniformity Abilia want to standardize the packaging and develop a flexible interior that can be adapted to many of the company’s products.

    A pilot study laid the foundation for the project where many different areas and methods were examined. The existing packages were evaluated, and their and the products lifecycles were identified and that made it clear who the projects user was. They were interviewed and a product specification could be established. The pilot study resulted that it was two groups of products and the solution must be able to adapt to both. The solution must also be flexible to the products and their accessories. The Hjälpmedelscentralerna turned out to be the users in this project and they had requirements that the solution must be sustainable and provide a more structured inside of the packaging.

    Concepts were generated with a practical idea generation that resulted in different forms and constructions. The concept selection was made after discussion with the staff from Abilia and through a balanced concept selection matrix. The project resulted in a flexible and durable interior in two parts. A product presentation part which has a design with folddown flaps that allows the product to get stuck no matter which size and a flexible accessory which can be adjusted both vertically and horizontally. The solution fulfills the requirements from the product specification and has been verified by expert that it would work in real situation. The material in the solution is the best suited for the function and it is also the material with the lowest environmental impact of those surveyed in the project.

  • 1213.
    Berglén, Staffan
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    Slumpens inverkan på spelupplevelse2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här studien har som mål att undersöka hur spelares uppfattning av skicklighet, slump, tur och underhållning påverkas genom av hantering och visualisering av slump. Studien utgår från brädspel och den huvudsakliga aspekten som förändrades var tärningens roll. För att åstadkomma detta så skapades ett brädspel från grunden som sedan konverterades till två datoriserade version som fungerade exakt likadant som brädspelet spelmekaniskt. Det som skiljer de olika versionerna är hur tärningen och dess utfall samt hur information till spelare visualiserades. Studien gjordes på 12 testpersoner som fick testa varsin version av spelet och därefter fick de besvara en enkät innehållande frågor som berörde ämnet som skulle undersökas. Resultatet visar en del tydliga skillnader på hur testpersonerna uppfattar de olika spelen, och tydligast skillnad blev det i områdena underhållning och skicklighet kontra slump. Versionen med mycket presenterad information anses vara mest skicklighetsbaserad och mest underhållande och versionen som saknar presenterad information anses vara mest baserad på slump. Brädspelet anses vara minst underhållande. En framtida fortsättning på detta arbete skulle kunna vara att skapa fler versioner av spelet samt att undersöka på en mycket större grupp människor med varierande erfarenheter från datorspel och brädspel.

  • 1214.
    Bergman, A.
    et al.
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Capio Diagnostik AB, Kärnsjukhuset, Skövde.
    Fernandez, V.
    Department of Parasitology, Mycology and Environmental Microbiology, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna.
    Holmström, Kjell-Ove
    University of Skövde, The Systems Biology Research Centre. University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Claesson, B. E. B.
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Capio Diagnostik AB, Kärnsjukhuset, Skövde.
    Enroth, H.
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Capio Diagnostik AB, Kärnsjukhuset, Skövde.
    Rapid identification of pathogenic yeast isolates bt real-time PCR and two-dimensional melting-point analysis2007In: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0934-9723, E-ISSN 1435-4373, Vol. 26, no 11, p. 813-818Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a need in the clinical microbiological laboratory for rapid and reliable methods for the universal identification of fungal pathogens. Two different regions of the rDNA gene complex, the highly polymorphic ITS1 and ITS2, were amplified using primers targeting conserved regions of the 18S, 5.8S and 28S genes. After melting-point analysis of the amplified products, the Tm of the two PCR-products were plotted into a spot diagram where all the 14 tested, clinically relevant yeasts separated with good resolution. Real-time amplification of two separate genes, melting-point analysis and two-dimensional plotting of Tm data can be used as a broad-range method for the identification of clinical isolates of pathogenic yeast such as Candida and Cryptococcus spp.

  • 1215.
    Bergman, Anna
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Hammar, Sara
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Tårpölar i ögonen: En socialpsykologisk studie om barn i årskurs fem och deras uppfattning om mobbning.2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Alla barn har en rättighet att känna sig trygga i skolan och inte bli utsatta för kränkande behandling eller mobbning. Mobbning är ett problem som måste uppmärksammas alltmer eftersom det inte alltid tas på allvar trots att varje skola har någon form av antimobbningsplan. Mobbning kan uttryckas i form av fysisk, psykosocial och verbal mobbning. Vårt syfte med undersökningen är att lyfta fram barns uppfattning om mobbning. Då lyder vår problemformulering som följer: Hur uppfattas mobbning av barn i årskurs fem på sex olika skolor? Vårt intresse ligger i att utföra vår undersökning i årskurs fem på sex olika skolor som aktivt arbetar med olika program mot mobbning. Undersökningen är inte avsedd som en jämförande studie. Vår metod är kvalitativ i form av en helt anonym enkätundersökning med öppna frågor då vi anser att ämnet är alltför känsligt för att använda vid intervjuer. Svaren vi får är inte ämnade att föra statistik utan syftet är att analysera och tolka barnens svar för att skapa en förståelse av deras uppfattning. Vi har valt att i analysen av enkätsvaren använda oss av symbolisk interaktionism, social identitetsteori, rollteori och aggression som gruppfenomen.

  • 1216.
    Bergman, Camilla
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Nilsson, Anna
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Utveckling av sängarmatur för hotellmiljö: ett projekt i samarbete med LuxoSverige AB2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main goal was to develop an armature with the new Light Emitting Diode technique. During the process different solutions for flexibility of placement and light adjustment were created. Two concepts were developed, one with the armature placed on the wall and one placed on the night stand, both with telescopic function and a flexible tube arm.

    The result of this project was an armature intended to be placed on the night stand. This product could be the first in Sweden to be environmental labeled with the Swan label. The armature has the typical shape of Luxos products. The form follows the function with decorative details and unusual functions, as for example a USB-contact

  • 1217.
    Bergman, Catharina
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    Eriksson, Lada
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    Synen på engelskundervisning i årskurs 9 hos en lärare och fem elever: Med fokus på val, användning och utvärdering av läromedel2010Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The teacher today is offered a great choice of teaching material that can contribute to variation in teaching. The choice of teaching material depends on various elements such as: student group, their performance, interest, motivation, time, and economic means of the school. Our study presents one teacher and her five students´ experiences of their English teaching and their view on teaching material. Qualitative research method based upon interviews with one teacher and her five students was used in the study. Our aim is to illustrate the five students´ and one teacher´s experience of the English teaching in the 9 and evaluation of teaching material.

    The result of the study shows that students strive for more spoken English during their lessons but it seems that teaching materials do not provide for it. In spite of that students have a positive attitude towards the teaching materials used for their English studies and they are aware of advantages with proficiency in this subject. The importance of the English language for global communication points out. The students emphasise the importance of IKT as a teaching material for their education but they argue that its use is limited. The teacher emphasizes the importance of various elements and their influence on choice, planning and structure of the English teaching. These elements are: students´ different needs, their ability to take responsibility, their maturity, economic means and time. Well structured way of English teaching is appreciated by both teacher and the students since it clarifies teaching in the whole class. Apart from that well-structured teaching based upon the textbook it simplifies for the teacher to follow the curriculum. Concerning students´ participation in choice, use and evaluation of the teaching materials the study shows that their participation was little. Students considered that the teacher with her qualifications and expertise is the one who should decide about teaching and that in school there is already a great deal of demand on them.

     

  • 1218.
    Bergman, Christian
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre.
    Bäckstrand, Gunnar
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. Swerea IVF AB, Stockholm.
    Högberg, Dan
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre.
    Moestam, Lena
    Volvo Trucks GTT, Gothenburg.
    A tool to assist and evalute workstation design2013In: Proceedings of NES 2013, 45th Nordic Ergonomics & Human Factors Society conference, Iceland, August 2013, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It can be argued that it is common that industrial workstations are “built” rather than purposefully designed with user and task requirements in mind. Afterwards, built-in problems typically need to be corrected, causing undesired costs and efforts. With the objective to assist workstation designers in avoiding most problems already in the design phase, a design support tool is being developed. The paper argues the need for such a tool and presents the fundamental tool functionality. Expected advantages are more efficient and ergonomic workstations and a more efficient design process with built-in learning and documentation.

  • 1219.
    Bergman, Christian
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre.
    Högberg, Dan
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre.
    Bäckstrand, Gunnar
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. Swerea IVF AB, Gothernburg, Sweden.
    Moestam, Lena
    Volvo Group Trucks Operations, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    A Library Based Tool to Assist the Generative Activity in Workstation Design2014In: Advances in Ergonomics in Design, Usability & Special Populations: Part II / [ed] Francisco Rebelo and Marcelo Soares, AHFE Conference , 2014, p. 206-214Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 1220.
    Bergman, Christian
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre.
    Ruiz Castro, Pamela
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre.
    Högberg, Dan
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre.
    Hanson, Lars
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. Scania AB, Södertälje, Sweden.
    Implementation of Suitable Comfort Model for Posture and Motion Prediction in DHM Supported Vehicle Design2015In: Procedia Manufacturing, ISSN 2351-9789, Vol. 3, p. 3753-3758Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Driver-vehicle interaction analyses are done to ensure a successful vehicle design from an ergonomics perspective. Digital Human Modelling (DHM) tools are often used to support such verifications, particularly at early stages of the product development process. When verifying that a vehicle design accommodates the diversity of users and tasks, a DHM tool needs to be able to represent postures and motions that are likely under certain conditions. This functionality is essential so that the tool user will obtain objective and repeatable simulation results. The DHM tool IMMA (Intelligently Moving Manikins) predicts postures and motions by using computational methods. This offers the possibility to generate postures and motions that are unique for the present design conditions. IMMA was originally developed for simulating manual assembly work, whereas the work presented here is a step towards utilizing the IMMA tool for occupant packaging and related tasks. The objective is a tool for virtual verification of driver-vehicle interaction that supports and automates the simulation work to a high degree. The prediction functionality in IMMA is based on the use of optimization algorithms where one important component is the consideration of comfort level. This paper reports results from an basic investigation of driving postures and available comfort models suitable in a driving context, and shows initial results of seated posture and motion prediction functionality in the IMMA tool.

  • 1221.
    Bergman, Christian
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre.
    Ruiz Castro, Pamela
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre.
    Högberg, Dan
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre.
    Hanson, Lars
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. Industrial Development, Scania CV, Sweden.
    Implementation of Suitable Comfort Model for Posture and Motion Prediction in DHM Supported Vehicle Design2015In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2015), AHFE , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Driver-vehicle interaction analyses are done to ensure a successful vehicle design from an ergonomics perspective. Digital Human Modelling (DHM) tools are often used to support such verifications, particularly at early stages of the product development process. When verifying that a vehicle design accommodates the diversity of users and tasks, a DHM tool needs to be able to represent postures and motions that are likely under certain conditions. This functionality is essential so that the tool user will obtain objective and repeatable simulation results. The DHM tool IMMA (Intelligently Moving Manikins) predicts postures and motions by using computational methods. This offers the possibility to generate postures and motions that are unique for the present design conditions. IMMA was originally developed for simulating manual assembly work, whereas the work presented here is a step towards utilizing the IMMA tool for occupant packaging and related tasks. The objective is a tool for virtual verification of driver-vehicle interaction that supports and automates the simulation work to a high degree. The prediction functionality in IMMA is based on the use of optimization algorithms where one important component is the consideration of comfort level. This paper reports results from an basic investigation of driving postures and available comfort models suitable in a driving context, and shows initial results of seated posture and motion prediction functionality in the IMMA tool.

  • 1222.
    Bergman, Emil
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science.
    Wikström, Anna
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science.
    Påkörningsskydd i bearbetningsfabriker: Utveckling av påkörningsskydd för industrifordon2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In a large part of the industrial accidents different kinds of forklifts are involved. Collision protection barriers are often used to prevent pedestrians from coming into direct contact with industrial vehicles. The Volvo Group Truck Operations facility in Skövde uses such collision protection barriers to separate pedestrians from industrial traffic. Volvo’s welded steel collision protection barriers are constructed in place, depending on need, and are fastened to the concrete floor with expander bolts. The barriers are, therefore, difficult to disassemble and reuse in other locations. Volvo has requested the development of a conceptual design of a reusable and repairable modular collision protection barrier. To ensure that the specifications for the product are fulfilled strength calculations are performed.

    In order to complete the work a literature survey is carried out where current collision protection barriers, fastening methods for concrete, methods of calculations, safety demands and a product developing process are examined. Interviews are conducted and on-site observations are made to identify the necessary specifications. Observations showed that in a collision the expander bolts often tear loose from the concrete floor due to the robustness of the current collision barriers. The specifications are used to generate concepts. The developed concepts are evaluated and evolved in an iterative process where the specifications are refined at each step. The result, a modular conceptual design with two different alternatives to fasten it to the concrete floor, is presented. The idea is that the conceptual design shall be sized to give way at the maximum load of the fastening alternative.

    Strength calculations, performed on the most critical components, shows that it is difficult to size the collision protection barrier to guarantee that the intended component breaks in a collision. A Failure Mode and Effects Analysis is conducted to identify any flaws in the conceptual design and suggestions to address the flaws are made.

    The conceptual design fulfils the specifications that are currently possible to evaluate. These specifications are that the design is modular, easy to disassemble, repair and reuse, easy to store and meets the safety demands.

    Further work with strength calculations and sizing of the collision protection barrier is required. To ensure that the specifications are fulfilled and that the collision protection barrier behaves as desired in a collision it is recommended that prototypes be manufactured and tested. 

  • 1223.
    Bergman, Jimmy
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Cellulär automat simulerar utbredning av Taraxacum2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I detta arbete undersöks vilken grad av inomartskonkurrens som ger upphov till ett observerat utbredningsmönster av maskrosor (Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia). Maskrosor har både fröspridning och vegetativ förökning. Studien hypotiserar att utbredningen kan beskrivas utifrån enkla regler för spridning och konkurrens. Dessa används i simuleringar med en binär cellulär automat där utveckling sker i deterministiska tidssteg. Modellen består av ett rutnät där en tom cell antingen kan förbli tom eller koloniseras, medan en upptagen cell antingen kan överleva eller dö ut. Reglerna efterliknar situationer med hög respektive låg känslighet för inomartskonkurrens. De mått på jämförelse mellan observation och simulering som används är mönstrets fraktala dimension, mönstrets tendens att aggregera och storleken på den enklaste algoritm som beskriver datan. Två olika initialvillkor används för att testa modellens robusthet. Den observerade utbredningen kontrolleras även mot slumpmässig fördelning. Resultaten visar att den observerade utbredningen är klusterartad. Simulering med en högre inomartskonkurrens beskriver utbredningen väl sett till aggregering och fraktal dimension. Lägre inomartskonkurrens beskriver dock maskrosornas verkliga utbredning sett till algoritmisk komplexitet, vilket tolkas som att individer kan leva närmare inpå varandra än vad regeln om högre inomartskonkurrens förutsätter. För vald klusterstorlek är simuleringarna ej känsliga för initialvillkoren, men då hela fördelningen av antal celler per klusterstorlek i stickprov på ett tidssteg analyseras har initialvillkoren fakstiskt betydelse. Sett till fördelningen av cell per klusterstorlek liknar ingen simulering den observerade utbredningen. Därmed kan modellen tänkas inrymma den vegetativa förökningen medan fröspridningen, som är stokastisk, ej inryms på samma vis.

  • 1224.
    Bergman, Joakim
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    Viral marknadsföring för MMO-spel: Att marknadsföra spel som Dreamlords: The Reawakening2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta examensarbete består av skapandet samt det praktiskatillämpandet av en metod, som har syftet att med hjälp av viralmarknadsföring få in nya spelare till ett massivt onlinespel1.Syftet med detta examensarbete är att skapa en bättre uppfattningom vad viral marknadsföring är för något, men också hur man kananvända den i marknadsföringssyfte.Metoden går ut på att skapa tre olika faser, även kalladetillämpningsfaser, som alla har sitt eget syfte och sedan tillämpadessa fasers olika beståndsdelar för att sedan uppskatta ett resultatutifrån detta.Om man genom denna metod förbereder och förbättrar speletscommunity tillräckligt bra, är förhoppningen att de potentiella spelarnasom når communityn ska stanna kvar och bli faktiska spelare. För attfå potentiella spelare att nå spelets community krävs det att speletsrepresentation, i detta fall spelets hemsida och communityforum, ärtillräckligt tilltalande och informativ. För att dessa två delar ska spelanågon roll, krävs det något sätt att få in potentiella spelare till speletshemsida. Detta gör man med viral marknadsföring. Lyckas alla dessadelar, har metoden fungerat och nått ett framgångsrikt resultat.

  • 1225.
    Bergman, Johanna
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Simonsen, Lene-Therese
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med urininkontinens: en litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Urinary incontinence is a common problem among women where prevalence increases with age. There are three types of urinary incontinence: urge, stress and mixed urinary incontinence. Existing treatment methods focus on decreasing suffering. Urinary incontinence in women affects their well-being, increases suffering and decreases autonomy.

    Aim: To describe women’s experiences living with urinary incontinence

    Method: General literature review, where ten articles were basis for the result.

    Results: Women generally experience that their daily lives are affected and changed by living with urinary incontinence. They describe how they create their own strategies to recapture control over their daily lives. Living with urinary incontinence causes impaired well-being because of the experience of shame and embarrassment which affect their relationships and social life with others.

    Conclusion: To cope with everyday life, the women create their own strategies, which include always being aware of where the nearest toilet is or to bring extra clothes when leaving home. The strategies mean that women experience reduced stress and worry about urinary leakage. Involuntary urinary retention affects women physically and mentally, which means that it is important that healthcare professionals have good knowledge and insight into the life of patients with urinary incontinence living daily.

  • 1226.
    Bergman, Karin
    et al.
    Skaraborg Primary Health Care, Skövde, Sweden.
    Perhed, Ulla
    Skaraborg Primary Health Care, Skövde, Sweden.
    Eriksson, Irene
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Lindblad, Ulf
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine/Primary Health Care, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Fagerström, Lisbeth
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Buskerud University College, Drammen, Norway.
    Patients' satisfaction with the care offered by advanced practice nurses: A new role in Swedish primary care2013In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 326-333Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to describe patients' satisfaction with the new role of advanced practice nurses (APNs) in Swedish primary care. A questionnaire pertaining to patient satisfaction with the care offered by APNs was sent to respondents. Descriptive statistics, a chi-squared test and manifest qualitative content analysis were used during analysis. Although the results show an overall high level of patient satisfaction as regards APN-led care, those patients informed of the APN role prior to a consultation were significantly more satisfied. Respondents' comments indicate that professional treatment and competence are characteristic of the care offered by APNs and also relate the concepts of increased availability of and continuity in health care to the APN role. In order to guarantee the positive development of the APN role in Sweden, continued research is needed from patient, organizational and interprofessional perspectives, including intervention studies of cost effectiveness and the quality of care.

  • 1227.
    Bergman, Monica
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    Medvetandet och kartläggning av hjärnans funktioner2004In: Svensk Neuropsykologi, ISSN 1402-6945, no 2, p. 12-14Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 1228.
    Bergman, Sandra
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    Collberg, Pia
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    Lärares val: En studie om undervisningsformer ur lärarperspektiv2010Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The background to this study is an interest for teacher’s thoughts about choices and teachingmethods and motives for these choices. A question is about the meaning of professional experience and the importance of choices in teachingmethods according to the teachers. The purpose of the study is thru a qualitative study examine teacher’s thoughts and statements about choices of teachingmethods to shed a light on different teachingmethods in early years in school. The teachingmethods that are highlighted are individual work, groupwork and wholeclassteaching. The method in this study is qualitative and based on interviews. The result that can be drawn of the study is that teachers mean that teachingmethods are chosen by ruling factors as studentgroups, contents in teaching and curriculum. A motive that emerged was that the teachers in the study meant that teachingmethods where structure and obvious frames in teaching where used. The conclusion is that teachers with long work experience matters for the choices of teaching methods. The teachers that have been working for a long time mean that they have more experience and more methods to choose from. A discussion about the effect of the increasing use of individualwork is that the school is fostering individualists that are going to a work in an environment where group and team work is prominent. The study establishes that the choice of teaching methods not always can be chosen by visions. The choice has a start from the composition of the group of students, size of the group and the content of teaching.

     

  • 1229.
    Bergman, Stig
    University of Skövde, Department of Computer Science.
    Användarmedverkan inom systemutveckling1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Användarmedverkan inom systemutveckling står för att användaren av olika artefakter antas medverka i utvecklingen av dessa artefakter och interaktionen mellan artefakten och människan. Begreppet systemutveckling syftar på utveckling av datorsystem.

    Vissa vetenskapsmän och forskare hävdar att användare och systemutvecklare inte förstår varandra och att det fokuseras enbart på artefakten (datorn) och inte på människan. Detta faktum skulle medföra att användare av olika artefakter inte medverkar på ett genuint sätt i utvecklingen av dessa system.

    Vilka orsakerna är till att det ser ut som det gör enligt källorna i ovanstående stycke är svårt att spekulera i. Men tre områden har studerats översiktligt och dessa områden är kommunikationsprocessen, attityder, syften och mål.

    Antagandet som gjorts är att kunna påvisa att det existerar en förhållandevis bättre förståelse, än vad källorna hävdar, mellan användare och systemutvecklare tack vare att de befinner sig i en och samma organisation och på så vis erhållit en bättre förståelse för varandras verksamhetsområde.

    Undersökningen har utförts på Volvo Östra Fabriken. Försökspersonerna består av hela avdelning M3 Lager Hög/Låd. Populationen är på så sätt begränsad och utgörs inte av hela Volvo Östra Fabriken. Därför går inte resultatet att generalisera över hela företaget utan enbart till avdelning M3 Lager Hög/låd.

    Svarsfrekvensen var oväntat låg. 12% av försökspersonerna svarade inom begärd svarstid. Efter påtryckningar och ytterligare svarstid slutade svarsfrekvensen på 36%. Varför svarsfrekvensen blev så låg är svårt att svara på. Flera olika orsaker kan ha påverkat viljan till att svara på enkäten vilket har nämnts i rapporten.

    Resultatet av undersökningen utföll så att någon förståelse och entydighet mellan användare och systemutvecklare kunde inte fastslås. Snarare visade undersökningen att åsikterna mellan användarna och systemutvecklarna om man lyckats att nå förståelse och samarbete uppvisade olika uppfattningar. Systemutvecklarna å sin sida menade att förklara och beskriva användarnas verksamhetsområde inte var några problem men var tveksamma om användarna förstod arbetssättet. Användarna å sin sida ansåg att det var svårt att förstå systemutvecklarnas språk och beskrivningstekniker och samtidigt ansåg användarna att de hade svårt att beskriva sitt eget verksamhetsområde. Systemutvecklarna fordrade ingen mer utbildning medan användarna ansåg att omfattande utbildning krävdes för egen del. Användarna ansåg även att de inte fick medverka i utvecklingsarbetet i tillräcklig grad.

    Användaren av olika artefakter är experten inom verksamhetsområdet och skall därför medverka i utvecklingen av systemen för att erhålla en bättre anpassning till användaren än vad som gäller idag. Graden och formen av medverkan är inte tillräcklig som det ser ut nu.

  • 1230.
    Bergmark, Allis
    University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
    Kvinnliga spelare och deras uppfattning och val av kvinnliga karaktärer med bred representation: Kroppsform, ras (hudfärg) och ålder2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna undersökning har fokuserat på kvinnliga spelare och deras uppfattning och val av kvinnliga spelkaraktärer då representationen av kvinnliga karaktärer i spel är mindre varierad än den av manliga. Målet med undersökningen var att undersöka vilken av de fyra karaktärerna i undersökningen de valde baserat på utseende, och spelklass, samt ifall de kände sig representerade av någon av karaktärerna och hur de motiverade sina val. Detta för att undersöka vad av utseende och spelklass som väger tyngst hos kvinnliga spelare och, ifall utseende väger tyngre; vilka designval de anser mest viktiga hos karaktären. Resultaten av undersökningen tyder på att spelklass är viktigare vid val av karaktär men att det även finns en efterfrågan gällande en bredare representation av kvinnliga spelkaraktärer.

  • 1231.
    Bergmark, Robin
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    Utvecklingsprocessens inverkan på testautomatisering: En fallstudie2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Testning av programvara utgör i många fall en stor del av den totala utvecklingstiden. Då testning drar mycket resurser finns det en önskan om att testningen ska kunna utföras så effektivt som möjligt. Ett steg mot en effektivare testning är automatisering, då detta, om korrekt utfört, medför att fler fel kan identifieras på kortare tid. Det finns däremot risker och fallgropar på vägen mot automatiserad testning.

    I det här arbetet ges en översikt av 21 krav som forskning och litteratur ställer på en utvecklingsprocess för att automatiserad testning ska kunna genomföras lyckat. Därefter presenteras en metodik som tagits fram för hur översikten kan användas i en organisation för att få en lägesbild av möjligheterna till automatisering. Denna metodik har validerats i en fallstudie, som påvisat att kraven tillsammans med metodiken kan användas för att diskutera en organisations möjligheter till automatiserad testning.

  • 1232.
    Bergquist, Marie
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Larsson, Sanna
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Skolsköterskans arbete med sex- och samlevnadsundervisning2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Research has shown that it is varies in the methods and the contents in the sexual- and interpersonal relation education. Students consider the sexual education need to improve. School nurses work to promote sexual health. It’s important to understand how school nurses work with education on sexuality- and interpersonal relations. Purpose: Describe how school nurses work with sex and social education. Method: Nine e-mail interviews were conducted. School nurses working with adolescents ages 12-18. Data analyzed with a qualitative meaning. Results: Demonstrated five themes; Knowledge and competence contribute to security with the sexual- and interpersonal relation education; Supportive environment and time for the school nurse´s work on the sexual- and interpersonal relation education; The school nurse´s diversity in teaching structure is adapted to the students’ knowledge; Teaching immigrants and refugees new students requires more preparation; The school nurse´s treatment and approach is important for questions about HBTQ. Conclusion: Difficulty for school nurses in their work is the lack of time, which implies limited teaching. The cooperation of teaching is perceived as positive and desirable. The sexual- and interpersonal relation education is of importance to the students. Challenge of teaching students from other cultures, school nurses lacking in deeper knowledge. 

  • 1233.
    Bergqvist, Desiré
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Fernández García - Llera, Jorge
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Development of a modular sofa for public environments2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1234.
    Bergqvist, Ellen
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Forsander, Leif
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Framtagande och införande av process för metodisk produktutveckling: specifikt för Tibrokök2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med examensarbetet är att hjälpa Tibrokök med produktutveckling, Tibrokök har idag en enkel processplan vid produktutveckling som inte används fullt ut eller som det var tänkt, därför utformas en ny produkt-utvecklingsprocess specifik för Tibrokök. Under förstudien i examensarbetet upptäcks flera brister inom produktutveckling på Tibrokök exempelvis onödig väntan på beslut och oklara regler eller roller, målet är att reducera dessa brister så att produktutveckling på företaget kan bedrivas effektivare.

    Observationer, existerande hjälpmedel och personalens erfarenheter inom produktutveckling på Tibrokök tas tillvara vid framtagningen av den nya produktutvecklingsprocessen.

    För att underlätta införandet av det nya arbetssättet för produktutveckling ut-formas en produktutvecklingsguide som är ett hjälpmedel till produktutveck-lingsprocessen. Produktutvecklingsguiden ska även stärka kommunikationen och dokumentationen inom produktutveckling på Tibrokök. Dokumentationen stärks genom ett antal underlag som tas fram tillhörande produktutvecklings-processen.

    Produktutvecklingsprocessens funktionalitet testas och utvärderas genom simulering av två produktutvecklingsprojekt, simuleringarna säkerställer om produktutvecklingsprocessen är tillräckligt generell för att passa alla typer av produktutvecklingsprojekt.

    Resultatet blir en produktutvecklingsprocess speciellt anpassad för Tibrokök. Med hjälp av den framtagna produktutvecklingsguiden kan all personal oavsett förkunskap använda produktutvecklingsprocessen.

    För att implementera det nya arbetssättet med produktutveckling på Tibrokök utförs utbildande redovisningar och en workshop med personalen. Som ett slutligt steg överlämnas ett antal rekommendationer om ändringar i Tibroköks arbetssätt för att utföra effektivare produktutveckling.

  • 1235.
    Bergqvist, Emil
    University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
    Auditory displays: A study in effectiveness between binaural and stereo audio to support interface navigation2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis analyses if the change of auditory feedback can improve the effectiveness of performance in the interaction with a non-visual system, or with a system used by individuals with visual impairment. Two prototypes were developed, one with binaural audio and the other with stereo audio. The interaction was evaluated in an experiment where 22 participants, divided into two groups, performed a number of interaction tasks. A post-interview were conducted together with the experiment. The result of the experiment displayed that there were no great difference between binaural audio and stereo regarding the speed and accuracy of the interaction. The post-interviews displayed interesting differences in the way participants visualized the virtual environment that affected the interaction. This opened up interesting questions for future studies.

  • 1236.
    Bergqvist, Emil
    University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
    Spatial orientation & imagery: What are the gender differences in spatial orientation and mental imaging when navigating a virtual environment with only auditory cues?2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis analyses the gender differences in spatial orientation and mental imagery when navigating a virtual environment with only auditory cues. A prototype was developed for an iPod Touch device to evaluate possible gender difference in performance of orientation. A sketch map task was conducted to externalize the participants’ mental representation they achieved from the environment. Questionnaires were used to collect data on previous video game experience, spatial orientation self-assessment and spatial anxiety. A post-interview was conducted to gather qualitative information from the participants on how they experienced the experiment and to collect some background about them. In total, 30 participants (15 females, 15 males) with tertiary education participated in the experiment. The result indicates that there are gender differences in time to complete the tasks in the virtual environment. In the sketch map task, there were no gender differences in how well they sketch and externalize their mental representation of the environment. The post-interview showed tendencies that there are possible gender differences in vividness of mental imagery.

  • 1237.
    Bergqvist, Johan
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Falk, Marica
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Linder, Daniel
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Personalrekrytering: Rekryteringsprocessen inom detaljhandeln2007Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Problem: Det sägs att medarbetarna hör till företagets viktigaste tillgångar och i vår bakgrund kan man läs om problematiken kring att rekrytera nya medarbetare, detta ledde oss till vår problemformulering. Problemformulering: Hur fungerar rekryteringsprocessen inom detaljhandeln och vad tittar rekryterarna på, vid urval bland kandidater till en tjänst?

    Syfte: Syftet med denna rapport är att få en inblick i rekryteringsprocessen inom detaljhandeln för att vi som framtida butikschefer bör ha kunskapen kring detta ämne. Viss önskan finns också om att få kunskaper och information om rekryterarnas tankebanor i processen för vårt framtida sökande av arbete.

    Metod: Vår rapport undersöker hur rekryterare går till väga för att gallra bland kandidaterna till en aktuell tjänst inom detaljhandeln. För att genomföra undersökningen valde vi att göra fyra stycken halvöppna intervjuer i fyra olika detaljhandelskedjor. Vid genomförandet användes hjälpmaterial i form av inspelningsanordning samt gammal hederlig penna och papper.

    Slutsats: Svaren vi fick under våra intervjuer visade att rekryteringsprocessen i stort sett ser likadan ut i alla de företag som vi besökt. Det var bara detaljer i processen som skiljde sig mellan företagen. Det visade sig också att rekryteringsprocessen som helhet inte skiljer sig nämnvärt mellan teori och empiri. Våra huvudsakliga slutsatser är att rekryterarna tittar på CV, kandidatens arbetslivserfarenhet, utseende och familjesituation vid urval till en tjänst.

  • 1238.
    Bergqvist, Johan
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Stenman Josefsson, Märta
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av att vårda personer med demens på akutvårdsavdelningar: En litteraturbaserad studie2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The diagnoses of dementia increases in line with the aging population of the earth. Symptoms vary between different dementia diagnoses and for some, a diagnosis might be a relief and confirmation of what’s really going on for both the patient and their relatives. Person centered care aims to empower a person's self-esteem and involvement in their own care. It urges healthcare professionals to look beyond the diagnosis of the patient, which makes this the form of care advocated for patients with dementia. Despite the fact that long waiting times is an acknowledged problem, nurses are still obliged to pursue nursing on equal standardse. Aim: The aim was to acknowledge nurses' experiences of caring for patients with dementia in acute care settings Method: A literature-based study with nine qualitative articles were chosen. Results: The analysis identified three main categories; lack of knowledge, structural deficiencies and relatives as a co-actor of the caring process, and eight subcategories. Conclusion: Dedication and education are central aspects regarding the care of patients with dementia. It becomes apparent that regardless of context, caring for patients with dementia is often mired in complexity. Nurses claim that lack of time and education combined with structural deficiencies constitutes an obstacle for nurses providing what they would consider sufficient care. These deficiencies may also negatively affect attitudes and perceptions and consequently the care of patients with dementia can be stigmatized.

  • 1239.
    Bergqvist, Lisen
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Johansson, Sofie
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    ATT BLI FÅNGE I SIN EGEN KROPP: En litteraturstudie om patienters upplevelser av välbefinnande vid ALS2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1240.
    Bergstedt, Pontus
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science.
    Svemark, Viktor
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science.
    Konstruktion av stegmatare för vevstakar2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This work describes the preparatory work and construction of a step feeder that sorts and orients connecting rods in a cycle time of ten seconds. Industries are often dependent of different material handling operations which assures a specific material orientation, which validates the importance of this work. This has been done by dividing the machine into two main functions; Stair case-function, which pre-sorts and transports the connecting rods further to the second function, the orientation- function where the orientation is performed.

    By using methods such as; design for manufacture & assembly, failure mode & effects analysis and softwares for material database handling, computer aided design and numerical strength analysis a construction could be formulated which reflects the aspects that characterize a well-planned product. Seven different design-methods were used in order to generate and evaluate ideas in several iterated steps. Ten investigative experiments were conducted as an additional evaluation of concepts and as a basis for further calculations and conclusions.

    The formulation of the step feeder resulted in a single-acting stair with two moving stairs and a static between them for transfer. A single-feeder after the staircase in the shape of a “paddle wheel” ensures that the connection rods are delivered one-by-one to the orientation-function while also ensuring the cycle time. An orientation-function consisting of a “conveyor“ that with the aid of friction and an offset of the center of gravity orients the connecting rods with the crankshaft-end first. Lastly were three critical areas in the construction further examined with finite element method with passing results.

    All objectives for the project were achieved, the step feeder have for instance fewer unique components than existing solutions. The ambition was to design the step feeder with a low grade of complexity and without sensors have permeated throughout the entire project, which also was achieved.

  • 1241.
    Bergsten, Emelie
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    Föräldrainflytande i förskolan: Föräldrars uppfattningar om inflytande2013Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Summary: The overall aim of the study was to examine what it means for parents to formally have the right to influence in preschool. The study had three questions: What do parents want to have influence of in preschool? How much would the parents have the influence in preschool? and In what way would the parents have the influence in preschool?As a data collection method both a quantitative method and a qualitative method were used in the form of questionnaires and interviews. Questionnaires were sent to 126 parents of which 52 participated, nine interviews were conducted one of which was written implemented by email. The study is inspired by the phenomenographic research approach because I wanted to find out parents' attitudes of the influence as a phenomenon.The results showed that the parents’ knowledge of what parental influence in preschool means is inadequate. It also showed that the preschool teachers do not have sufficient knowledge about what parental influence formally means which makes it difficult to convey to the parents’ about their right to influence. The conclusion of the study is that parental influence is a collective work that should be implemented in interaction between parents, school teachers and school authorities.

  • 1242.
    Bergsten, Helena
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Edman Hellberg, Ida
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Hel, ren och fräsch!: Betydelsen av en säljares framtoning inom hemelektronikbranschen2009Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    På senare tid har estetiken blivit en allt viktigare faktor när butikskedjor ska förmedla sinaerbjudanden till konsumenten, kedjan måste representeras på ett bra sätt. Här har personalensroll fått allt större utrymme och betydelse för att kunden ska få en positiv helhetsupplevelseav butiken. Personalen ska representera kedjan och vad denna står för på ett, för kunden,fördelaktigt sätt. Personalens framtoning har därmed hamnat mer och mer i fokus undersenare tid. Kraven på sökandes framtoning från arbetsgivare vid anställningar ökar och harblivit mer utförliga och omfattande, och hemelektronikbranschen är inget undantag. Inombranschen finns krav på att säljaren ska framstå som professionell, kompetent och trovärdig,men samtidigt sympatisk.Undersökningen i uppsatsen bygger på att vi har genomfört intervjuer med tre olika kedjorshuvudkontor inom hemelektronikbranschen där vi ville få reda på deras synsätt på hur derassäljare genom sin framtoning kan framstå som professionella, kompetenta, trovärdiga ochsympatiska. Då det är kundens perspektiv på frågan som vi är ute efter genomfördes vidarefokusgruppsintervjuer med konsumenter av varierande ålder, kön och bakgrund på sammatema.Uppsatsens syfte är att beskriva hur personalens framtoning kan se ut och hur den kanpåverka kundens helhetsupplevelse av, och förtroende för, personalen i enhemelektronikkedja. Vi har utgått ifrån en kvalitativ undersökningsmetod då vi är intresseradeav att gå på djupet och få mer nyanserad och detaljerad data.Resultatet av vår undersökning visar på att personalens framtoning är viktig för att kunden skakänna förtroende för, och få en positiv helhetsupplevelse av, personalen i enhemelektronikkedja. Vidare spelar det inte så stor roll hur personalen ser ut så länge derasframtoning bildar en sammanhängande positiv helhet. Så länge alla delar stämmer överenskan de se ut i stort sett hur som helst. Ett annat resultat av vår undersökning visar på attkunden inte föredrar en proper och strikt klädsel hos personalen utan istället efterfrågar enprofilklädsel av mer ledig sort. Intressant att nämna är att de kedjor vi har varit i kontakt medinte är medvetna om vad deras kunder efterfrågar, i någon större utsträckning, rörandepersonalens profilklädsel, då de bara har gjort antaganden utan egna undersökningar att luta sig emot.

  • 1243.
    Bergsten, Jonas
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    ATT VÄLJA RÄTT IP-TELEFONILÖSNING: En jämförande studie av mjukvara2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I detta arbete har vanligt förekommande krav på IP-telefonilösningar identifierats via litteraturstudier. Därefter har en testmiljö skapats där ett urval av mjukvaror har utvärderats med avseende på funktionalitet och dokumentation.

    Kraven som ställts relaterar till säkerhet och kvalitet samt den funktionalitet som krävs för att motsvara den hos det vanliga telefonnätet. Mjukvarorna som presenteras är 3CX, Asterisk, sipXecs och Switchvox. Urvalet av mjukvaror är baserade på antingen öppen källkod eller proprietära motsvarigheter. Faktorer som möjlighet till support och användarvänlighet har också belysts. De mjukvaror som presterar bäst utifrån givna parametrar är 3CX och Asterisk. Arkitekturen mellan de två mjukvarorna olika och båda kan ha fördelar beroende på struktur och kompetens hos det specifika företaget.

  • 1244.
    Bergsten, Kevin
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    CARL MICHAEL BELLMAN - En remediering2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I detta examensarbete skapades illustrationer och modeller i digital 3D-grafik, föreställande den svenske skalden Carl Michael Bellman (1740 - 1795). Förebild för arbetet var en 2D-bild i detta fall Per Krafft d.ä:s (1724 - 1793) målning av Bellman från 1779. Arbetet utfördes med föresatsen att åstadkomma en så realistisk återgivning av en verklig karaktär som var rimligt tidsmässigt. Den modellerade karaktären poserades och renderades i flera bilder. Den praktiska delen av arbetet resulterade alltså i en remediering av en målning till digital 3D-grafik. Remedieringarna av karaktären Bellman utformades för att användas i en undersökning som syftade till att studera följande: Vilken typ av komplikationer skulle remediering av kulturarv kunna innebära? Om det finns komplikationer, är dessa i så fall olika beroende på syftet med den realistiska gestaltningen, exempelvis om den utförs i undervisnings- eller underhållningssammanhang? Studien utvärderades via en kvalitativ undersökning, med frågor till tre informanter vilka arbetar som museipedagog (konst- och kulturhistoriker), antikvarie (arkeolog) samt författare/journalist (medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap). Undersökningsresultatet redovisas i en diskuterande text där även en diskussion förs om framtida arbete.

  • 1245.
    Bergsten, Niklas
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    1,25(OH)2D3 and Prostate Cancer: The Effects on cAMP/PKA-dependent Gene Expression in LnCaP cells2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Prostate cancer is the leading male cancer form i Sweden and maybe worldwide as well. Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin following the exposure to sunlight. Researcers have long been aware of the positive effect that vitamin D3 has on prostate tumour growth. 1,25(OH)2D3 have for a long time been the target of these studies and have shown good results. The steroid hormone induces cAMP accumulation and activiates the cAMP dependent protein kinaseA (PKA). PKA is then able to activate a transcription regulating protein. 1,25(OH)2D3 is known to cause LNCaP cells to accumulate in the G1 phase ofthe cell cycle. It has also been shown that 1,25(OH)2D3 is under negativefeedback control via 24-hydroxylase. In this study, PKA activity was observed by transfecting LNCaP cells with a viral vector carrying firefly and Renillaluciferase genes. The successfully transfected LNCaP cells would then express luciferase as a response to PKA gene expression. The LNCaP cells were then treated with 1,25(OH)2D3 and GDP-β-S (100μM), a G-protein coupled receptorinhibitor, in order to examine if 1,25(OH)2D3 regulate PKA dependent gene expression through a G-protein coupled receptor. The study could show that 1,25(OH)2D3 regulate gene expression in LNCaP cells through a PKAdependent pathway. Furthermore, the PKA dependent gene expression was demonstrated to be independent of G-protein coupled recpetor activation.

  • 1246.
    Bergsten, Niklas
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    PDIA3 and Prostate Cancer: Do changes in nucleotidesequence correspond tomalignancy?2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    PDIA3 interacts with the lectin chaperons; calnexin and calreticulin to surveythe folding of newly synthesized glycoproteins by the addition of N-linkedglycans. PDIA3 is also involved in transcaltachia signaling cascades andimmunogenicity. The purpose was to determine if there were any changespresent in the nucleotide sequence of the Pdia3 gene. To study this, fourprostate cell lines were examined by Sanger sequencing, two malignant(LNCaP, PC3) and two normal (PNT1A, PNT2). These were to be compared tothe nucleotide sequence from nine formalin fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE)samples of different Gleason score and the sequence from three FFPE samplesof normal prostate tissue chosen from the Örebro Radical Cohort. The obtainedsequences were then analysed with several bioinformatics tools to determine ifthere were any changes present. The nucleotide sequence obtained from thesequencing indicated that none of the cell lines expressed the most redundantisofrom; CRA_c, but instead CRA_a and CRA_b. Surprisingly, the two normalcell lines (PNT1A and PNT2) produced similar scores in BLAST search forboth the CRA_a and the CRA_b isoforms. Software analysis of the translatedsequences predicted that LNCaP expressed a membrane bound form PDIA3while PC3 expressed a cytoplasmic variant of the protein. To confirm this,another sequencing reaction was performed. The second results indicated thatall cell lines expressed the same isoform, but that the isoforms were localizedto different intracellular compartments.

  • 1247.
    Bergström, Anton
    University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
    Novelty Search och krav inom evolutionära algoritmer: En jämförelse av FINS och PMOEA för att generera dungeon nivåer med krav2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Evolutionära algoritmer har visat sig vara effektiva för att utveckla spelnivåer. Dock finns fortfarande ett behov av nivåer som både uppfyller de krav som spelen har, samt att nivåerna som skapas ska vara så olika som möjligt för att uppmuntra upprepade spelomgångar. För att åstadkomma detta kan man använda Novelty Search. Dock saknar Novelty Search funktioner som gör att populationen vill uppfylla de krav som nivåerna ska ha. Arbetet fokuserar därför på att jämföra två Novelty Search baserade algoritmer som båda uppmuntrar kravuppfyllning: Feasible Infeasible Novelty Search (FINS) och Pareto based Multi-objective evolutionary algorithm (PMOEA) med två mål: krav och Novelty Search.

    Studien jämför algoritmerna utifrån tre värden: hur stor andel av populationen som följer de ställda kraven, hur bra dessa individer är på att lösa ett nivårelaterat problem samt diversiteten bland dessa individer. Utöver PMOEA och FINS implementeras även en Novelty Search algoritm och en traditionell evolutionär algoritm. Tre experiment genomförs där nivåernas storlek och antalet krav varierade.

    Resultatet visar att PMOEA var bättre på att skapa fler individer som följde alla kraven och att dessa individer överlag var bättre på att optimera lösningar än vanlig Novelty Search och FINS. Dock hade FINS högre diversitet bland individerna än alla algoritmerna som testades. Studiens svaghet är att resultatet är subjektivt till algoritmernas uppsättning i artefakten, som sådan borde framtida arbeten fokusera på att utforska nya uppsättningar för att generalisera resultatet.

  • 1248.
    Bergström, Bjarne
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Sellgren, Tommy
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Flödessimulering och simuleringsbaserad optimering för bristidentifiering och förbättring av bearbetningslinje: Genom data-analys, modellering och flermålsoptimering2013Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1249.
    Bergström, Camilla
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    Hansson, Karin
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    Läxor - en del av undervisningen?: En studie kring lärares förhållningssätt och intentioner rörande läxor2010Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Our qualitative study is aimed at teachers´ intentions with the homework and their attitude to it. We wanted to create a picture of what attitude we could adopt to homework in our future professional role as teachers. To achieve the objective of the study, we interviewed four teachers in the elementary school. Based on the material the interwiews gave we came up with four categories around teachers´attitude to homework: Homework by tradition and routine, Teachers´views on homework given to the pupils, Homework as a timesaver and a timecost and Parents as a partner and a help with homework. The result shows that for teachers is homework important to maintain a good and close relationship with parents and that parents should be allowed to see their children´s achievements and what they are working with in the school. Another intention, for teachers, with homework is that pupils need skills in order to take in knowledge. Homework is a natural part of school for most teachers, but homework is not a major topic of discussion either in teams or schools in general.

  • 1250.
    Bergström, Clara
    University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
    Disturbed Eating Patterns and Body Image Distortions: A review2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Women in general seem to have a complicated relationship with their bodies and their body image. A small percent of the female population develop a serious pathological eating pattern which is characterized by a disturbed image of body size and shape. This disturbance has been investigated by many researchers and the quest of finding the underlying neural correlates has progressed enormously during the last decade. The relationship between disturbed eating patterns and body image distortions is highly complicated. The purpose of this review article is to give an overview of current research literature and scientific results. The aim is to find a framework for the phenomenon of body image distortions among both healthy and non-healthy women. Differences between genders and how food intake affects body image will also be addressed. The focus lies on behavioral traits and the underlying neural correlates, with focus on both the perceptual and the cognitive-affective component.

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