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  • 351.
    Amandusson, Anna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Ragnestål, Robert
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Ökvist, Marie
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Sjuksköterskans pedagogiska funktion vid omvårdnad av patienter med hjärt-kärlsjukdomar2004Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
  • 352.
    Ames Villar, Christina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Aldén, Mattias
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Från penna till polygon: En kvalitativ forskning om animatörers förhållningsätt till Disneys 12 animationsprinciper2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we will investigate how Disney's 12 principles of animation is used today by professional 3D CGI animators in their work.

    The purpose of this study is to get an insight on how Disney's 12 principles of animation has changed for application in 3D CGI animation, as they were originally made for hand-drawn animation.

    Based on a selective choice based on a survey sent to studios working with animation and to freelance animators, we conduct interviews with the animators who answered the survey and could provide empirical data to our research.

    In the interviews, we ask how the respondents apply Disney's 12 principles of animation in their work in order to evaluate how they have changed since the 30s.

    The results we got showed that all respondents agree that Disney's 12 principles of animation are important tools in the creation of believable character animations.

    Some respondents chose to go through each animation principle and explain how they utilize each principle in their work, while other respondents stated they did not carefully followed these principles as they work with timelimited projects which means they do not have time to go through them all

  • 353.
    Amin, Alan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Men det beror på vem det kommer ifrån: En undersökning om skällsorden i skolan2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Skällsord har alltid använts av människan såvitt man vet och förekommer i alla språk, hos alla åldrar och i alla socialgrupper. Interjektioner av dessa slag har olika typer av funktion och mening beroende på vad sändaren vill förmedla. Beroende på omfattning, val av kraftuttryck och vid vilka tillfällen man väljer att använda svordomarna, blir de lämpliga respektive olämpliga. Forskning visar att uttrycken har förändrats, brett ut sig och försvunnit genom århundraden. Svordomarna förekommer oftast i det formella språket där orden är tabubelagda och har ett "förbud" över sig, men förekommer även i det informella språket då de har en viktig funktion för sändaren att förmedla exempelvis känslor på ett lekfullt sätt. I skolmiljön är skällsord inget undantag. I denna uppsats har jag valt att använda skällsord som en övergripande term för både invektiv och svordomar, men ibland har jag när det varit nödvändigt valt att skilja dem åt. Syfte: Syftet med uppsatsen är att undersöka vilka skällsord som används i skolan. Uppsatsen kommer även att undersöka elevers attityder till skällsord och vad det har för betydelse för ungdomars språk och relationer till varandra. Metod: Enkätundersökningar.

  • 354.
    Amini, Narges
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Dagliga utmaningar: patienters erfarenheter och hanterandet av knäartros2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Osteoarthrosis is considered the 11th most common disorder that causes the greatest disability and gradually decline the patient’s quality of life. Studies have shown that 80% of the patients have different types of disabilities and 25% can not perform their daily activities. Aim: The purpose of this study was to describe patients’ experiences of being stricken with knee osteoarthritis. Method: A literature-based study was chosen as the method that conduce to evidence-based nursing by analyzing qualitative research. The analysis resulted in three main themes and seven subthemes. Results: Three main themes were: “Daily challenges”, “To relieve symptoms” and “To be cared”. The main finding was that knee osteoarthritis considered to be the central focus in the patients’ lives which caused physical and socio-economies limitations. This worsened their quality of life and mental well-being. Although surgery considered to be the only solution, the expectations regarding the outcome differed. Conclusion: It is important to treat knee osteoarthritis in early course of the disease to prevent limitations and other diseases. The patient’s need information and support to manage their symptoms.

  • 355.
    Aminshahidi, Mahnoush
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.
    Broms, Michael
    University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.
    Elmi, Mubarak
    University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.
    Om användbarhet på NU-sjukvårdens webbplats2004Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
  • 356.
    Amoson, Jonas
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Computer Science and Informatics.
    Building complex GUIs in Plan 92009In: Proceedings 4th International Workshop on Plan9, Athens, GA: University of Georgia , 2009, p. 15-21Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    How can non-trivial graphical user interfaces be designed in Plan 9 without them losing their minimalistic style? Different toolkits are discussed, and a proposal for a tabbed toolbar is suggested as a way to add functionality without cluttering the interface and avoiding the use of pop-up dialog boxes. A hypothetical port to the GUI in LyX is used as an example.

  • 357.
    Amoson, Jonas
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Automation and Computer Engineering.
    Lundqvist, Thomas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Automation and Computer Engineering.
    A light-weigh non-hierarchical file system navigation extension2012In: Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Plan 9 / [ed] Eric Jul, Dublin, Ireland, 2012, p. 11-13Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Drawbacks in organising and finding files in hierarchies have led researchers to explorenon-hierarchical and search-based filesystems, where file identity and belonging is pred-icated by tagging files to categories. We have implemented a chdir() shell extension en-abling navigation to a directory using a search expression. Our extension is light-weightand avoids modifying the file system to guarantee backwards compatibility for applicationsrelying on normal hierarchical file namespaces.

  • 358.
    Ampem, Daniel Kwame Baidoo
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Helping Out Refugees: the Way Forward Stakeholders' Activities for Newcomers in Trollhättan2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study used the qualitative research approach to investigate stakeholders' activities, stakeholders' opinions on technology, stakeholders' opinions on newcomers and problems of stakeholders in Trollhättan. Interest was on provided activities of the stakeholders'. With the actor network theory (ANT) framework, the study addressed the problem of newcomers to know about stakeholders' activities in Trollhättan. Semi structured in-depth interviews were conducted on seven stakeholders in Trollhättan municipality. A private company, Trollhättan Municipality Employment Office, the Red Cross, a university and three non-profit organizations. Data were analyzed based on summative content analyses. The study revealed that stakeholders arrange varied types of initiatives but it was hard for refugees that were placed in Trollhättan, especially newly arrived in Trollhättan to get access to the initiatives. The study concluded that reaching out to newly arrived newcomers is a major problem for stakeholders in Trollhättan.

  • 359.
    Ampem, Daniel Kwame Baidoo
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Spante, Maria
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Reaching Out, Tuning in: On the Problematic Information Structure Hindering Connection between Socially Engaged Organizations and Refugees in the Municipality of Trollhättan2017In: Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies: Revised papers first presented at the 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West , 2017, p. 21-28Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The recent refugee crises have caused newcomers to settle in different municipalities in Sweden. Different municipalities respond differently to the situations that arise from an increased number of refugees waiting for decisions from the Swedish Migration Agency regarding residence permit. Such variation in response also affects how refugees can access relevant information about activities and initiatives available in the designated municipality while waiting. This study investigated how stakeholders' in the municipality of Trollhättan experienced their possibilities to spread information about their activities targeting refugees. A particular interest was on what kind of activities stakeholders provided, problems they face in reaching out to refugees, and opinions on using technology usage for outreach. Seven stakeholders in Trollhättan municipality were included in the study; a private company, the municipal employment office, a university and four nonprofit organizations. Findings suggest that stakeholders did arrange various types of initiatives but it was hard for refugees placed in Trollhättan to get access to these local initiatives. Stakeholders wanted to reach out to as many refugees as possible but they have a hard time doing so. The study concluded that information access of stakeholders activities is a major problem for refugees in Trollhättan. In order to address the dispersed and hard-to-find information from the varied stakeholders, a mobile app was suggested as a solution to the information problem in order to create a digital cental place for stakeholder initiatives and information spread. These initiatives, if known about, could create a more active and varied everyday life for refugees awaiting decisions from the migration board. For stakeholders to reach out with information of planned activities and for refugees to be able to tunein to these possibilities becomes particularly important in municipalities where refugees are dispersed in various kinds of locations, rather than living in largec amps.

  • 360.
    Amundsson, Helena
    University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.
    Bilden av Europa i Aftonbladet2004Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
  • 361.
    Anberg Högeryd, Susanne M.
    et al.
    NU-sjukvården, Trollhättan.
    Berndtsson, Ina
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
    Dahlborg Lyckhage, Elisabeth
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level.
    Expert midwives’ experiences of security in their professional practice: I’m the captain of a jet2014In: International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, E-ISSN 2141-2456, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 16-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Obstetric units have become larger, with patients being knowledgeable and demanding. Also, established team works at maternity wards require that midwives are secure in their role. A descriptive study with a phenomenological approach was used. A maternity unit in a hospital located in Western Sweden was chosen. Five expert midwives with vast experience of obstetric care who worked in a maternity unit were interviewed. Data were collected by audio-taped interviews. The data were analysed by means of Giorgi’s phenomenological method. The results showed that security was constituted by an inherent sense of security as well as confidence in self and in life. Education and practical group training in the workplace provided theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Support for others in the working team and open communication also constituted security. Also, clear leadership, guidelines and routines provided a framework and had a positive effect on expert midwives’ sense of security. When security was absent, midwife became worried, the joy and harmony diminished. In order to ensure midwife security and ultimately safe patient care, it was important to allow time for rest, to reflect on and evaluate their work. Expert midwives can create the prerequisites for their professional security. Several constituents combine to shape midwives’ sense of professional security; an inherent sense of security, own knowledge and experience, team collaboration, visible and clear leadership.

  • 362.
    Andelin, Mervi
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Uppfattningen av typ 2 diabetes hos personer från Mellanöstern som lever i Sverige: en beskrivande kvantitativ pilotstudie2019Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Research shows that persons from the Middle East are at higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes which increases the risk of diabetic complications and early death. Both illness perception and self care are significant factors for the disease process. The diabetes nurse needs to search for knowledge of illness perception thus they have a central role in strengthening the individuals' ability to handle treatment, symptoms, emotional, cognitive and physical consequences as well as lifestyle changes.

    Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate illness perception of type 2 diabetes among persons from The Middle East living in Sweden.

    Method: A descriptive analysis of a pilot study was conducted in the region of VästraGötaland during spring 2019. 27 individuals answered the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire about their illness perception of type 2 diabetes.

    Results: The participants perceived type 2 diabetes to be a chronic disease and reported a very high degree of coherence of the disease. They also perceived that type 2 diabetes can be controlled by both treatment and themselves to a very high degree and to a relatively high degree. Trust in treatment was greater than in their own control. The study shows a significant difference in coherence of type 2 diabetes between women and men in the study, where women experienced a higher degree of coherence than men. Identity and consequences were the dimensions of illness perception with the lowest median.

    Conclusion: Illness perception affects the degree of self care and disease progress. The results can be used to give an increased understanding of illness perception of type 2 diabetes among persons from the Middle East living in Sweden.

  • 363.
    Anderberg, Staffan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    A study of process planning for metal cutting2009Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Process planning as a function for competitiveness is often neglected. However, as an intermediary between product development and manufacturing, it holds a key function in transforming product specifications and requirements into a producible process plan. Demands and requirements should be met concurrently as manufacturing costs and lead times are minimised. The focus of this thesis is the act of process planning, where the use of better methodologies, computer-aids and performance measurements are essential parts. Since process planning has the function of transforming demands and requirements, changing customer and regulative requirements are vital to regard. Since environmentally benign products and production increases in importance, the research presented in this thesis includes a CNC machining cost model, which relates machining costs to energy consumption.  The presented results in this thesis are based on quantitative and qualitative studies in the metal working industry.

     

    This thesis has contributed to an enhanced understanding of process planning to achieve better performance and important areas for improvements. Despite a 50 year history of computerised process planning aids, few of these are used in the industry, where manual process planning activities are more common. Process planning aids should be developed around the process planner so that non-value adding activities, such as information management and documentation are minimised in order to allow more resources for value adding activities, such as decision making. This thesis presents a study of systematic process planning in relation to perceived efficiency. This correlation could however not be verified, which opens up for further studies of other possible explanations for process planning efficiency. Process planning improvements in the industry are difficult to make, since there is little focus on process planning activities and limited knowledge about actual performance hereof. This means that measures taken regarding process planning development are difficult to verify.

  • 364.
    Anderberg, Staffan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Process and Product Development.
    Methods for improving performance of process planning for CNC machining: an approach based on surveys and analytical models2012Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Process planning as an enabler of competiveness is often overlooked, but being one of the principal function in the product realisation flow it holds a key role by combining both product and production requirements into a production concept with respect to the current manufacturing system. As such the capability of process planning to a large extent dictates production cost, lead times, product quality etc. With the introduction of new demands on production, such as environmental impact and process capability, process planning must be able to manage these demands effectively. Accordingly, it is vital to study the effects that up-coming demands have on the act of process planning. The research methods employed in this work include surveys (questionnaires and interviews), industrial case studies and experiments to provide data for models developed. The main finding of this research is that there is a lack of quantified process planning performance knowledge in the industry, which leads to verification problems as to whether changes that are made render anticipated effects. Results of surveys also indicated a low level of digitalisation of product data and limited use of computer aids (CAM, feature-based CAM and PLM) in Swedish industry based on 144 companies' response. A concept to improve process planning performance through operation classification based on process capability indices (Cp/Cpk) was suggested. The role of process planning in designing cost efficient and energy efficient machining operations has been maintained throughout the thesis by showing how tool selection and machining parameters selection influences the possibilities to achieve these objectives. This work has also showed that no inherent contradictions appear to exist between achieving cost efficient and energy efficient machining operations. This thesis has contributed to an enhanced understanding of how process planning improvements can be achieved through a holistic perspective of the process planning function, where both technical and methodological aids are included. It is however essential to understand the current situation of the process planning organisation, its internal/external relations, level of digitalisation, competency level etc. before major changes of the process planning function are undertaken in order to be successful.

  • 365.
    Anderberg, Staffan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Beno, Tomas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Pejryd, Lars
    3Production Technology Centre, Innovatum AB.
    A survey of metal working companies’ readiness for process planning performance measurements2009In: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 8-11 sep, 2009, Hong-Kong, 2009, p. 1910-1914Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper presents an investigation regarding the potential and the readiness for implementing performance indicators and performance measurement systems of the process planning work for metal working companies. The paper is based on a questionnaire survey distributed to process planners in the Swedish metal working industry. The main outcome of the investigation is a foundation for understanding the implementation of performance measures of the process planning work for CNC machining. The survey revealed a few strengths and short comings in the studied companies.

  • 366.
    Anderberg, Staffan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Beno, Tomas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Pejryd, Lars
    Production Technology Centre, Innovatum AB.
    CNC machining process planning productivity – a qualitative survey2009In: Proceedings of The International 3'rd Swedish Production Symposium, SPS 09, 2009, p. 228-235Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Process planning is the link between design and manufacturing and consequently an important function, since it influences many of the company objectives. However, many companies have little knowledge about their process planning function and the efficiency is thus not optimal. The paper focuses on the automation level of process planning as a mean to improve process planning efficiency. Six CNC machining companies was interviewed and accordingly analysed through a five dimensional automation level model to understand their process planning work. The main findings are that the automation level is low and concurrent engineering is lacking in many of the investigated companies.

  • 367.
    Anderberg, Staffan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Beno, Tomas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Pejryd, Lars
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Energy and Cost Efficiency in CNC Machining from a Process Planning Perspective2011In: 9th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing: Sustainable Manufacturing –Shaping Global Value Creation / [ed] Günther Seliger, 2011, p. 383-389Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The role of process planning as an enabler for cost efficient and environmentally benign CNC machining is investigated in the paper. Specific energy is used as the principal indicator of energy efficient machining and different methods to calculate and estimate this is exemplified and discussed. The interrelation between process planning decisions and production outcome is sketched and process capability can be considered as one factor of green machining. A correlation between total machining cost and total energy use was shown for an experimental case. However, to generalise conclusions, the importance of having reliable data during process planning to make effective decisions should not be underestimated.

  • 368.
    Anderberg, Staffan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Beno, Tomas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Pejryd, Lars
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Process planning for cnc machining of swedish subcontractors: A web survey2014In: Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271, E-ISSN 2212-8271, Vol. 17, p. 732-737Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Process planning of CNC machining is critical to ensure cost, time and quality parameters of manufacturing operations. At the heart of process planning is, typically the process planner, who must make a multitude of decisions regarding machines, cutting strategies, tools and process parameters etc. Today there are a number of different tools and methods available to aid the process planner. This paper explores today’s industrial use of some of these aids and outlinespotential underlying reasons for the current state. The empirical data is based on a questionnaire survey of Swedish CNC machining sub-contractors. The main conclusion is that despite a long history of development of various aids (CAD/CAM, PLM standards etc.) there is still a large proportion of the industry, which has not yet adopted these aids. By the responding companies 32% do not use any CAM system and only 2% use a PLM system. On the other side of the spectrum is a group of 25% that uses CAM in 75% or more of their planned products. The learning from this survey can be used to better understand the industrial needs and focus research and development efforts.

  • 369.
    Anderberg, Staffan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Mechanical Engineering.
    Beno, Tomas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Pejryd, Lars
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Production preparation methodology in Swedish metal working industry - a State of the Art investigation2008In: Swedish Production Symposium, Stockholm 18-20 November 2008. Proceedings: The Swedish Production Academy's annual conference / [ed] Bengt Lindberg och Johan Stahre, Stockholm: The Swedish Production Academy , 2008, p. 443-450Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents a brief state of the art in the Swedish metal working industry regarding the production preparation process for the machine centre. The article is based on a relationship model from which a questionnaire was developed. The model incorporates the perceived preparation process efficiency, the amount of systematic preparation work, in relation to the companies’ premises as possible causes. The investigation is based on a general hypothesis that a more systematic approach in the preparation process leads to higher preparation process efficiency. This hypothesis was supplemented by two more hypotheses and additional analyses to create an understanding of the situation. The main finding in this investigation is that there appear to be no relationship between increased  ystematic preparation work and perception of higher preparation efficiency. The investigation also indicates that many metal working companies have little knowledge about the performance of their preparation process and that there is an efficiency improvement potential of nearly 30%.

  • 370.
    Anderberg, Staffan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Kara, Sami
    University of New South Wales.
    Energy and cost efficiency in CNC machining2009In: The 7th CIRP Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing: Chennai, India, December 2-4, 2009., 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    General cost for CNC machining and the associated energy cost are set in the context of making economic and environmental improvements. This creates an incentive for manufacturing companies to investigate the energy efficiency of manufacturing processes. The paper presents a costing model, based on machining experiments. The model is accompanied with an industry based case to estimate the cost savings. The results show that substantial cost savings with respect to energy efficiency is unlikely, since energy costs in CNC machining comprises a small cost component. However significant cost savings can be achieved if the production output is increased as a consequence from higher material removal rates due to optimised machining parameters.

  • 371.
    Anderberg, Staffan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Kara, Sami
    University of New South Wales.
    Beno, Tomas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Impact of energy efficiency on computernumerically controlled machining2010In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part B, journal of engineering manufacture, ISSN 0954-4054, E-ISSN 2041-2975, Vol. 224, no B4, p. 531-541Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Increasing environmental demands from governmental bodies and customers stress the importance of companies improving their environmental performance. The research presented here shows that productivity and cost efficiency improvements can be achieved alongside energy savings in a computer numerically controlled machining environment. This improves the profitability of the companies, but also leads them towards more sustainable and environmentally aware manufacturing; the relationship between machining parameters, machining costs, and energy consumption is evaluated. From this perspective, it is important that production planners etc. understand the methodological possibilities for improvements in cost and energy efficiency. The current research is based on a machining cost model and experiments where energy consumption and tool wear were monitored.

  • 372.
    Andersen, Angelica
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Hultstrand Ahlin, Cecilia
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Trygghet som en dimension av social hållbarhet: En kvantitativ studie om ungdomars upplevelse om det offentliga rummet2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Social sustainability is a multidimensional concept in which safety is one of the dimensions, and is an important factor in creating a good quality of life. The public space is a key factor in a healthy and well-functioning city. A good environment is a source for motivating citizens to better health and wellness. Public space also has a great impact on safety, good urban planning is essential to create a good environment to live in. High level of safety also creates the conditions for achieving socially sustainable development.

    The driving forces behind this study is that the public space is an important place where everybody will be welcomed and feel safe. The public space creates the opportunity for social relations, exchange of knowledge and constitute an important function in society. The publicspace should protect and promote the citizen, and the citizen must take care and show respect for the public space. Thus, this study aims to investigate young people's experience of publicspace in relation to social sustainability and safety.

    The method used in the study is a quantitative approach, questionnaires have been distributed to high school students in Stenungssund. The survey ended with the possibility for respondents to mark on a map of Stenungsund the places they feel secure, insecure and like.

    The results of the study show that young people in Stenungsund generally feel safe in public spaces. However, there are differences between how girls and boys experience safety. Boys feel increasingly confident than girls do. Students in different grades also tend to experience safety differently. The markings on the map thus showed a common understanding of what places are experienced as both secure, insecure and liked.

  • 373.
    Andersen, Jonas
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science.
    Emanuelsson, Andreas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science.
    Haraldsson, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science.
    Konstruktionsförslag på takförsedd blisk för militära jetmotorfläktar2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Examensarbetet undersöker huruvida en blisk kan förses med ett heltäckande tak över bladtopparna. En blisk är en skiva och blad som är tillverkat i ett stycke. Som referens under arbetet används en befintlig blisk från provkompressorn Hulda. Målsättningen med att förse blisken med ett tak är att taket ska stabilisera konstruktionen genom att förstyva bladen och höja frekvenserna för de lägsta egenfrekvenserna samt eliminera läckflödet över bladen. Under arbetet undersöks material, tillverkningsmetoder, tillverkningskostnader samt de risker som finns vid användning av den takförsedda blisken. Utvärderingen baseras på tre koncept som genererats och utvalts under ett tidigare projektarbete. Koncepten är: Koncept 1, blisk och tak tillverkat i ett stycke titan. Koncept 2, blisk med separat titanring som förspänns. Koncept 3, blisk med tak tillverkat i ett stycke titan med förspänd kompositring som förstärkning. Materialet i blisken är sedan tidigare bestämt att vara en titanlegering. Som material till kompositen väljs kolfiberarmerad epoxi. För titanblisken väljs tillverkningsmetoderna svarvning och fräsning. Kompositringen tillverkas genom fiberlindning. Inledande beräkningar antyder att en förstärkning med lättviktsmaterial som i koncept 3 är mest gynnsamt. Detta styrks av resultatet från de statiska analyserna av koncept 1 och 2, där båda koncepten fallerar. I koncept 1 kan eventuellt de spänningskoncentrationer som uppstår avhjälpas med en omkonstruktion av bladens infästningar mot taket. I den statiska analysen av koncept 3 uppstår problem med att modellera kompositmaterialets egenskaper. FE-modellen är inte verklighetstrogen. Därför krävs en förbättring av denna för att verifiera konceptet. En jämförande modalanalys genomförs mellan referensblisken och koncept 1. Resultatet bekräftar antagandet att införandet av ett tak på en blisk höjer egenfrekvenserna.

  • 374.
    Andersen, Malin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Pettersen, Camilla
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Ett liv i ensamhet: en litteraturöversikt om äldre hälsa2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Elderly are a heterogeneous and growing group and therefore they have to be seen as separate individuals with different needs. In Sweden the municipality has the overall responsibility of elderly care and the social welfare board has to make sure that the elderly get to live independently under safe conditions.

    Aim: The aim of this study is to describe different factors that affects social isolation and loneliness among elderly.

    Method: The method that was chosen for this study was a literature review. Systematic and unsystematic searches were conducted to find articles for the results. Eight articles were chosen for this study, four quantitative and four qualitative.

    Results: The result includes two themes and four subthemes. One factor that was found was the loss of earlier life with two subthemes the body that no longer works and when the significant other pass away. Another factor was the importance of context with two subthemes importance of family and friends and in the absence of social connection.

    Conclusion: Factors that were shown to have an impact on social isolation and loneliness were individual and could depend on body function, losses and personality. The elderly need to feel safe in their environment and that there is someone who can help them.

  • 375.
    Anderson, Anna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.
    Andersson, Catrine
    University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.
    Studenters uppfattning av DisCo: en kvanititativ studie av HTU:s kursplattform2005Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
  • 376.
    Andersson,  , Malin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Larsson,, Frida
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Auktoritära föräldrar och självständiga barn.: Skönlitterär granskning utifrån språk och genus2019Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Samhället skapar och upprätthåller normer och värderingar. Böcker genomsyras av detsamma vilket gör att elever påverkas av sådant som de läser, medvetet och omedvetet. Det är därför som blivande lärare viktigt att hålla sig uppdaterad om vilka böcker som elever läser och vad de på så vis influeras av. Tidigare forskning visar att man nu kan se mer normbrytande karaktärer i skönlitteraturen för barn, men att stereotypa egenskaper fortfarande är mycket framträdande. Forskningen har också framställt relationen mellan barn och vuxna, från att de vuxna bestämde och styrde, till mer självständiga barn.

    Syfte: Syftet med studien är att problematisera hur olika konstruktioner av kön skapas. Även hur relationen mellan vuxna och barn ser ut. Detta genom på vilka sätt huvudkaraktärerna i böckerna skildras och relateras till vuxna. Det görs genom en analys av de fyra populära skönlitterära barnböckerna Glasbarnen (Ohlsson, 2013), Det magiska hjärtat (Ohlsson, 2016a), Zombiefeber (Ohlsson, 2016b) och Mysteriet på Örnklippan (Ohlsson, 2017), ur ett genusperspektiv samt ett socialkonstruktionistiskt perspektiv.

    Metod: I studien har en kvalitativ textanalys använts som analysmetod. Detta för att kunna analysera skönlitteraturens innehåll, genom att skapa förståelse av mening och avsikter, samt för att analysera språket och dess skapande funktion. Som stöd har analysen även influerats av en egen sammanställd egenskapstabell, utformad från Hene (1984) och Nikolajevas (2017) studier, samt Connell och Pearse (2015) teorier om genusrelationer.

    Resultat: I resultatet framkommer det att vissa karaktärer bryter mot de traditionella könsmönstren, där tre av åtta karaktärer konstrueras som normbrytande. Två av dessa normbrytande är flickor och en är pojke. Vi kunde i vårt resultat se att det var positivt för flickor att konstrueras som normbrytande, samtidigt som det blev negativt för pojken att tillskrivas egenskaper som enligt den traditionella normen är kvinnliga. De relationer som vi fann i böckerna visade att språket speglade rådande normer och värderingar. Den relation som var mest framträdande, i förhållande till genus, var den symboliska relationen, där tolkningen av världen görs via språket i de sociala praktikerna. Här fann vi reproducerande mönster i samtliga böcker, där genus har en betydande roll.

  • 377.
    Andersson, Agneta
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Andersson, Lena
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Organisationsförändring med arbetstidsmodell: En studie i Trollhättans Stad2014Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I dagens tjänstesamhälle är personalen den viktigaste resursen och även den största kostnadsposten. Ett sätt för företagen att få ner kostnaderna är att effektivisera sin verksamhet, minska övertidskostnader och minska antalet timvikarier är att satsa på införandet av produktivare arbetstidsmodeller. Produktivare arbetstidsmodeller kan leda till att det finns en tydligare gräns och balans mellan arbete och fritid. Kommunicera och ge aktuell information om planerade organisatoriska förändringar är viktigt och bidrar till att hjälpa de anställda att bättre förstå hur förändringen kommer att påverka dem. Syfte med uppsatsen är att ta del av en organisationsförändring och få förståelse för hur personalen upplever den och dess konsekvenser i Trollhättans Stad.

    Författarna har valt en kvalitativ metod i denna studie med tanke på syftet som innebär att ta del och få förståelse hur förändringen påverkar personalen i Trollhättans Stad. För att komplettera den kvalitativa metoden har även en kvantitativ metod används genom att ta del av en medarbetarenkät som Trollhättans Stad har genomfört. Författarna har intervjuat fem medarbetare i Trollhättans Stad och underlag för den teoretiska referensramen är inhämtat från litteratur om organisation, organisationsförändring, arbetstidsmodeller, arbetsmiljö, hälsa, stress och motivation. Referensramen innefattar också vetenskapliga artiklar som är hämtade från Högskolan Västs artikeldatabas. Den empiriska datainsamling har gjorts utifrån intervjuerna och medarbetarenkäten som har kopplats ihop med den teoretiska referensramen för att besvara syftet och frågeställningarna i analys och slutsats. Studiens slutsats visar på hur ledningen har använts sig av medarbetarna och hur de har varit delaktiga i förändringsprocessen. Personalen har själva varit med och beslutat om hur problemen skulle lösas

  • 378.
    Andersson Ahlsen, Åse
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing.
    Gottfridsson, Kristina
    University West, Department of Nursing.
    Arbetsrelaterad stress bland sjuksköterskor: identifikation av stressfaktorer och preventiva åtgärder2003Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
  • 379.
    Andersson, Amanda
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.
    Silva, Marcelo
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.
    Känsla av sammanhang: En kvantitativ studie bland elever i årskurs 8 och 92015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study was to analyse students' sense of coherence (SOC). The differences between sex, year, course and the correlations between SOC and background variables have been examined. Antonovsky's Life Orientation Questionnaire was used to measure the students' SOC. The participants in the study were boys and girls in high school (N = 79). The students either attended traditional field of studies or music oriented studies. To analyse the differences between the variables t-test was carried out. Participants´ correlation analysis was conducted between SOC and background variables. To study which item was more important for students within SOC, averages was compared. The study found differences between the sexes, which is also supported by previous research. The result demonstrated higher levels of SOC in year 8 compared with year 9 and in traditional field of studies as against music oriented studies. These results are discussed within the context of previous research. A correlation between SOC and well-being in education was also found, which has also been established in former studies. The items most valued by the students showed that they were rarely treated unjustly, rarely situated in a unfamiliar situation and that they so far had experienced their lives to contain goals and meaning.

  • 380.
    Andersson, Amelie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Ring, Madelene
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Ungdomsvård i Skottland: en kritisk granskning av ett ungdomshem2006Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen bygger på empiriskt material, en deltagande observation på ett skotskt ungdomshem som vi skrev ned i en fallbeskrivning. Syftet har varit att göra en kritisk analys av detta ungdomshem utifrån en del kritik som teoretiker har riktat mot institutionsvård/institutioner. Vi ville se om kritiken är befogad eller ej i detta fall. För att ta reda på detta ställde vi frågeställningarna; vad finns det för kritik mot institutioner samt hur fungerade det skotska ungdomshemmet utifrån den kritik som riktas mot institutionsvård? De teoretiker vi har utgått från är Goffman och hans teorier om totala institutioner, Levins beskrivning av uppfostringsanstalt samt Andreassens granskning av institutionsvård av ungdomar. Den kritik vi valt att fokusera på är tanken med den geografiska placeringen, straff eller behandling, avidentifiering, onaturlig miljö, obestämd tid/syfte/tvång skapar anpassning och motstånd, subkulturer samt belöning och bestraffning. De resultat vi kom fram till var att kritiken var både befogad, obefogad och till viss del varken eller. Vi kom fram till att ungdomarna påverkas av att placeras på ett ungdomshem i både positiv och negativ bemärkelse.

  • 381.
    Andersson, Andreas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Automation Systems.
    Utredning av variablerna som påverkar storleken på brytspänningen i lindningskopplare2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The recovery voltage is the voltage that occur when the transition resistor in the tap-changer leaves its previous position during an operation cycle. The amplitude of the recovery voltage depends on the leakage inductance.

    If the leakage inductance is unknown, the recovery voltage can instead be calculated using a FEM-program called ACE (internal ABB-program) in conjunction with Mathcad. First, the reactances between the windings are calculated in per unit (p.u) using ACE and they depend on the winding layout. It is time consuming to use ACE and Mathcad and the task has been to investigate the parameters that affects the recovery voltage and to develop a simplified calculation of it.

    Through simulation using ACE of a number of different winding layouts one soon comes to the conclusion that there are simply too many parameters affecting the reactances. Although the simplified calculations that despite this has been developed, they soon prove to be too rough to be useful. Mathcad is even more complex with heavy calculations that are not easy to grasp.

    However, this thesis has given more knowledge about the way the reactances are affected by the geometry of the windings, even though it was not possible to in a reasonable way simplify the calculation of ACE and Mathcad.

  • 382.
    Andersson, Andreas
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Computer, Electrical and Surveying Engineering.
    Hägerström, Martin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Computer, Electrical and Surveying Engineering.
    Beredningsarbete på Galtö med undersökning av miljöaspekter vid ombyggnad av distributionsnät2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis deals with the practices of processing work. The work is being performed with TROLK El & Tele AB and is ordered by Ellevio AB. The area that the work is carried out at is Galtö in Tanum. The area includes about 10 km cable installation, 4 substations and 5 satellite substations and three low voltage areas where the grid are going to be rebuilt. Ellevio AB has invested in this project as they want to weather proof and ensure a high quality of the power delivery. The preparatory work that is presented as a proposal TROLK can continue to work with and apply for the relevant permits. These permits have been accounted for when this work has been prepared. The existing overhead line will be dismantled when the new grid has been connected. The overhead line is approximately 5.2 km long and includes nine pole mounted transformers. The work is based on the project documents that Ellevio has provided, though some changes have been made where necessary.

    The thesis also identifies the environmental aspects arising from the dismantling of an overhead power grid and investigates alternative solutions to reduce the environmental impact. When TROLK are working with projects commissioned by Ellevio they are using the environmental plan handed by Ellevio. The environmental plan have been studied and compared with other actors' environmental plans in order to identify potential improvements. The study identified that the greatest environmental aspects is the hazardous waste of creosote impregnated power poles and PCB-contaminated oil. No major improvements in the waste management has been. Focus has then been to examine options to replace the hazardous materials for new installations. It has been found several different options to the creosote power pole that all have different effects on the environment and there are therefore no obvious alternative. PCB-contaminated oil are currently not allowed in the grid but as it means a big expense to replace dispensations has been distributed to the owners of the power grid until it has been rebuilt.

  • 383.
    Andersson, Andreas
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Computer, Electrical and Surveying Engineering.
    Leinonen, Markus
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Computer, Electrical and Surveying Engineering.
    Projektering och elkvalitetsstudie av laddstationer för elfordon2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the last couple of years, the evolution of plug-in electric cars has contributed to an increasing need of well-built charging infrastructure. This does not only require that the fair amount of charging stations needs to match the increasing demand, but the growing amount of charging station could also affect the power quality in the grid itself due to the technology used today.

    The objective of the first part of the project was to deliver a complete installation plan and project basis of two AC charging stations for electric vehicles, planned in the city of Kungälv. The second part of the project was focused on studying the effects of DC fast charging of electric vehicles, with power quality in mind. This study was based on readings obtained from measuring the power quality at an existing DC fast charging station in Kungälv, as well as available publications within the area of the subject. The project planning was conducted in regards to Swedish standards and regulations, as well as to the instructions and expectations of the client, Kungälv Energi. The result was compiled and handed over to the client during the final part of the project. The resulting document contained information regarding installation, material and placement as well as approximate cost calculations.

    The power quality study was carried out on a currently installed fast charging station located in the city of Kungälv, using power quality measuring instruments provided by Kungälv Energi and Metrum Sweden AB. The result was a power quality report, compiled according to Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate, where all requirements concerning power quality were met. The data was also analyzed manually, to further investigate the effects of DC fast charging. The study shows no immediate signs of negative impact of the power quality in the nearby grid caused by the fast charging stations within the project. There were signs of harmonics caused by the charging stations, but the presence was considered low. The usage frequency is however a major factor when investigating the power quality affection of the charging station. This results in a conclusion that is not generally applicable.

  • 384.
    Andersson, Anette
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Electrical- and Mechanical Engineering.
    Bojort, Daniel
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Electrical- and Mechanical Engineering.
    Nätplan för fördelningsstation M5 Hålta2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the area of Tjuvkil on the west coast, about 16 kilometers west of Kungälv city, a new residential area is about to be planned for about 140 new houses and holiday houses turned into permanent houses. A grid plan will therefore be made to investigate if there are any flaws to consider for the 10 kV-net, before and after the introduction which the new load will cause on behalf of the houses, plus extra space for the installation of an amount of charging posts.

    The purpose of this thesis is to compile the grid plan which will make the groundwork for the power distribution grid under the M5 transformer Hålta, which contains the areas for the new settlement. Backed up by the software dpPower this work will point out the flaws such as thin cables where large load currents and voltage drop occur, and also the statistics for interruption for the five outgoing lines from M5. This work also shows the status for the transformer in Hålta and how the surrounding grids status will be affected during their backup of emergency power for the M5. This work shows the grid status in the 4 steps as present status, with new load, emergency power and solutions.

    The thesis's evaluation of M5 Hålta will result in a suggested change of cable for the line L501 to Tjuvkil, which will decrease voltage drop and lower load current to avoid interruptions on the grid. Emergency power is lacking for a large-scale consumer and can be fixed with a looped feeding instead of a single line feeding on line L503. The transformer M5 in Hålta is already heavy loaded and in need to be replaced by a larger transformer later on. The thesis gives a suggestion on how to connect the adjacent transformers M1, M4 and M6 for emergency power.

  • 385.
    Andersson, Anette
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Gidå, Maria
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Utan utevistelsen som alternativ hade vi kunnat packa ihop: några förskollärares resonemang kring beslut om utevistelse2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Förskolevardagen innehåller flertalet aktiviteter, somliga är tidsbundna medan andra utförs oberoende av tiden. Utevistelse är tillsynes en aktivitet som både kan vara tidsbunden alternativt oberoende av tiden. I Lpfö 98 rev. 2010 återkommer vikten av barns rätt till inflytande över sin vardag, men hur mycket inflytande ges barnen över när utevistelse förläggs? Kan det vara så att rutiner från tidigare pedagoger avgör när utevistelse förläggs? Vår upplevelse är att synen på beslut om utevistelse varierar mellan olika pedagoger. Utifrån den upplevelsen uppstod ett intresse att genomföra en studie för att ta reda på hur pedagoger resonerar kring beslut om utevistelse.

    Syfte: Syftet med studien var att försöka belysa några orsaker förskollärare idag anger som de rådande för beslut om utevistelse. Frågeställningar som användes för att komma närmare syftet var: Hur beskriver förskollärarna beslut kring utevistelsen i förhållande till organisation respektive verksamheten? Hur resonerar förskollärarna kring barns inflytande och sin egen roll i samband med utevistelse? Vilka hälso- och utvecklingsaspekter lyfter förskollärarna att utevistelse ger för barnen?

    Metod: Till empiriframställning användes kvalitativ intervju. Nio förskollärare valde att delta i intervjuer. Intervjuerna var semistrukturerade och frågorna formulerade för att ge utrymme åt förskollärarna till att resonera. Efter en pilotintervju genomfördes resterande intervjuer, vilka spelades in. Transkribering utfördes efter gemensam genomlyssning av inspelat material. Till grund för analysarbetet låg institutionell samt nyinstitutionell teori.

    Resultat: Överlag lyfte de flesta pedagogerna att det var verksamhetens organisatoriska faktorer som styrde när utevistelsen förlades. Organisatoriska faktorer som nämndes var bland annat barnantalet för dagen, hur många ordinarie pedagoger som var närvarande, lokalernas utformning samt om möten samt planering var förlagt under dagtid. Några pedagoger gav uttryck för att det är rutiner som styr, man går alltid ut vid ett visst klockslag. Under intervjuerna tog övervägande del av förskollärarna upp att de ansåg det viktigt med barns inflytande på förskolan. Dock var det endast en som beskrev att de arbetade aktivt utifrån barnens önskemål

  • 386.
    Andersson, Angela
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.
    Lindberg, Maria
    University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.
    Miljöredovisning: en studie av olika branscher2005Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
  • 387.
    Andersson, Angelica
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Olsson, Sara
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Att leva med demenssjukdom: Diagnostiserade personers erfarenheter2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: As the population is getting older, the number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. This places great demands on nursing staff, both in the treatment and care of these persons. Instead of only focusing on the diagnosis and its symptoms, is important to ensure the individual needs. Aim: The aim of this study was to elucidate diagnosed person's experiences of living with dementia. Method: Ten qualitative articles were analyzed. The analysis resulted in four themes and twelve sub themes.

    Results: The result showed that family, relatives and friends are playing an important role in the quality of life for persons with dementia. Difficulties arose because of the symptoms of the disease, which could lead to social isolation. It was considered paramount to still be able to perform meaningful activities. On the other side the result showed, that both people and the environment were considered as impedimental factors, leading to feelings of lost dignity. The diagnosis could be met through acceptance or denial. This created different types of strategies in daily life. Many times fears arose about the future and the fear of getting worse was often greater than the fear of death.Conclusion: Dementia entails many difficulties and challenges, both for the person with dementia and the surrounding people. It's necessary to adapt both environment and treatment, so that person with dementia can continue to live a normal life as possible. We can achieve this by offer support and help, both physically and psychologically, without offend or cause distress.

  • 388.
    Andersson, Anna
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Psychology and organization studies.
    TALKMAP: en kommunikationsmodell för bättre ledarskap?2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay was primarily to seek knowledge about how leaders using the Talkmap method, feel that their attitude and leadership was affected. The study used symbolic interactionism, communication theory, and some leadership theories, to understand and interpret the respondents' different experiences. This study is qualitative with a hermeneutic approach, and the interpretations are based on respondents' experiences of Talkmap. The study used an abductive approach when analyzing the seven semi-structured interviews.

    The result of the study showed that all respondents felt they had developed their abilities in treatment. They used tools and models in Talkmap, which gave them knowledge of how people like to reflect themselves in each other. This knowledge could be used in interpersonal meetings. One important aspects given by the respondents was that they now felt less stress, since they could control development of conversation. They also felt that the emphasis of the course was on optimism and positivity, which led to the fact that they often reflected on their leadership and how to improve as leaders. The essay concluded that good treatment always can evolve, and by participating in Talkmap the leadership could develop by gaining more tools

  • 389.
    Andersson, Anna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Jacobsson, Anne
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Pedagogers syn på samspelet vid matsituationen i förskolan2008Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Vi har under vår utbildning fått ta del av mycket litteratur och forskning om samspel i leksitatuationer, men däremot inte så mycket om samspelet i andra situationer på förskolan. Därför blev vi intresserade av att undersöka matsituationens betydelse för pedagogerna och de bakomliggande tankar som de grundar sitt handlande på i samspelssituationen. Det är i gemensamma samspelssituationer som barn lär sig av och tillsammans med varandra, och med de vuxna på förskolan. En grupptillhörighet skapas som sedan används för att bygga upp en god värdegrund. Det är viktigt att barn får vara med och påverka och ha inflytande över sin situation i samspelet så att de känner sig som en viktig del av det. Barn ska även ha möjligheten att påverka den fysiska miljön de vistas i under måltiden och att denna miljö är meningsfull och stimulerande så att barnen inspireras att vilja lära. Syftet med vår studie är att jämföra de pedagoger som medverkat i studien och deras "know-how" om hur man får samspelet att fungera vid måltiden, alltså ta reda på den didaktiska sidan av samspelssituationen. Vi har valt att genomföra en kvalitativ studie där vi använt oss av två strukturerade observationer samt en halvstrukturerade intervju på var och en av de tre avdelningarna. Dessa tre avdelningar är fördelade på två olika förskolor i samma kommun. Valet av metod gjorde vi för att de båda sätten ska komplettera varandra och för att vi ska få en så korrekt helhetsbild som möjligt av samspelet vid matsituationen på de olika avdelningarna. Vi har i vår studie kommit fram till att ett av pedagogens viktigaste verktyg i samspelssituationer är deras röst, med denna kan hon både dämpa och lyfta barnen vid måltiden samt skapa en stämning som inger lugn och ro.Om barnen får känna sig delaktiga och får hjälpas åt att ta ansvar för sin situation skapar detta en trygghetskänsla i barngruppen.

  • 390.
    Andersson, Anna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Advanced Nursing.
    Källvik, Eva-lena
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Advanced Nursing.
    En vän men ändå inte en vän.: En grupp distriktssköterskors beskrivningar av innebörden av att vårda patienter med svårläkta bensår.2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    Background

    Working in primary care with chronic leg ulcers is both time-consuming and difficult. There is a large category of patients with leg ulcers, that is expected to increase in a number of years, and many of them will probably come to a district nurse for help.

    Aim

    The aim of this study was to describe the district nurses' experiences of caring for patients with chronic leg ulcers in primary care.

    Method

    The approach was qualitative. The study was done with a phenomenological life-world approach. Seven district nurses working in primary care were interviewed. The phenomenological perspective focuses on the respondents’ own life-world and has openness to the interviewee's own experiences. The phenomenon we wanted to study was the district nurses’ experiences of caring for patients with chronic leg ulcers.

    Results

    In the study it emerges that district nurses feel that it is fun to work with this patient category, although the workload can sometimes feel heavy. There are often many long meetings, for a long period of time, and a relationship evolves between the district nurse and the patient. The nurses feel they have a different and deeper relationship with these patients and they experience the emergence of an unusual friendship.

  • 391.
    Andersson, Anna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Källvik, Eva-Lena
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Vårdpersonals attityder gentemot misshandlade kvinnor: en litteraturstudie2006Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    The aim of this study was to describe the attitudes against abused women. A literature review was used in this study. Information was collected from the literature and articles written about the subject and brought together and then critical analysed. To help with the organisation structure we used Ida Jean Orlando's theory as a theoretical framework. Our findings indicate that the nurses had a lack of acknowledgment about the women's situations and needed education about their situations. Other findings indicate that the nurses also were afraid to humiliate the women, by asking them questions abut the abuse. But the results showed that the women wanted to be asked about domestic violence, even if it should raised unpleasant memories or feelings

  • 392.
    Andersson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Natural Sciences and Electrical and Surveying Engineering.
    Kringtjänster vid fastighetsförmedling: En studie av konsekvenserna med nya fastighetsmäklarlagen2012Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Projektet syftar till att klargöra hur den nya fastighetsmäklarlagen ifrån 2011 har mottagits och vilka konsekvenser den har fått för mäklarnas arbete, när det gäller kringtjänster. Mäklarens arbete har inte förändrats på något radikalt sätt. Tidigare fanns ett arbete med kringtjänster vilka inte fick erhållas arvode för medan det efter lagändringen är möjligt med ersättning. Denna får däremot, enligt den nya lagen, endast vara obetydlig.

    Målet med projektet var att ge svar på ett flertal frågeställningar. Att undersöka hur lagen utfallit avseende utbud och efterfrågan av kringtjänster samt utreda om skillnader finns i omfattning av utbud och användande utav kringtjänster vad avser storstad – landsort? Dessutom undersöktes antalet prövade tillsynsärenden och branschens syn på framtiden.

    För att utreda frågeställningarna användes den deskriptiva metoden i kombination med den sekundära informationen. Detta för att beskriva och förklara bakgrunden och vilket synsätt branschen haft på frågan om kringtjänster tidigare. För att nå den primära informationen och utreda vilka åsikter och tankar som nu finns gällande kringtjänster användes kvalitativa frågor i samband med att utvalda branschrepresentanter intervjuades. Fastighetsmäklarförbundet (FMF) och Mäklarsamfundet intervjuades för att få en övergripande bild av marknaden. De mäklarbolag som intervjuades, valdes för att de antingen var bland de största i landet eller hade någon knytning till kringtjänstsamarbeten.

    Branschen har tagit emot lagändringen på olika sätt. Till exempel får Bjurfors mäklare inte själva del i den ersättning som tillfaller företaget för de kringtjänster som förmedlas utan ersättningen går till administrationen av kringtjänsterna. Länsförsäkringar fastighetsförmedling tar inte ut någon ersättning när det gäller de samarbeten och tjänster de förmedlar. Övriga använder sig av kringtjänsteersättningar i varierande mängd. Branschorganisationerna har skilda utgångspunkter i flertalet frågor och olika synsätt. FMF var när förslaget kom, emot att ersättning för kringtjänster skulle tillåtas och Mäklarsamfundet arbetade för förslaget. FMF förhandlar vissa tjänster som är nära knutna till mäklaryrket åt sina medlemmar, medan Mäklarsamfundet har avvecklat de produkter som de haft. Fastighetsmäklarnämnden har ännu inte prövat något tillsynsärende gällande hantering av kringtjänster och de oklara ersättningsanvisningarna utifrån den nya fastighetsmäklarlagen. 

  • 393.
    Andersson, Anna-Karin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Carlsson, Elin
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Föräldrarnas syn på barns fria lek: "Har ni bara lekt idag?"2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund:

    Då vi båda har arbetat inom förskolan samtidigt som vi genomfört vår utbildning så har vi valt vårt ämne utifrån det. Vi har upplevt att föräldrarnas syn på den fria leken i förskolan har varit dålig. De verkar inte riktigt veta vad som utvecklas i leken eller vad barnen gör. Vi har under många års tid fått höra "Har ni bara lekt idag?" när de hämtat sitt barn. Därför blev valet enkelt då vi vill få en bättre förståelse kring hur föräldrar ser på barns fria lek. Har föräldrarna en bra eller dålig syn på den fria leken?

    Syftet:

    Vårt syfte var att undersöka vad föräldrarna visste om barns fria lek på förskolan. Var synen på fri lek bra på de förskolor i Västra Götaland som vi valt? Vad hade de för kunskap om vad barn utvecklar i leken så som språkligt, socialt och motoriskt?

    Metod:

    Vi valde att använda oss av enkäter. Vi valde ut tre olika förskolor i en västsvensk kommun. Enkäten innehöll bakgrundsfrågor, strukturerade frågor samt öppna frågor totalt var det 13 frågor. Vår studie var en kvalitativ studie med kvantitativa metoder.

    Resultat:

    Studiens resultat visade att barns fria lek är något positivt på förskolan. Föräldrarna gav bra svar kring definitionen fri lek och vad deras barn utvecklar inom den. Viktiga egenskaper som föräldrarna påpekade hos barnen var deras fantasi, kreativitet och att de utvecklar sin identitet. Något som flera föräldrar påpekade var att pedagoger ska finnas närvarande i leken som ett stöd i olika situationer. Föräldrarna hade bra tankar kring hur verksamheten ska se ut på förskolan. Den fria leken ska få lika stort utrymme som de styrda aktiviteterna. De förlitade sig helt på att pedagogerna styrde hur mycket tid den fria leken fick

  • 394.
    Andersson, Anna-Sara
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Landberg, Helena
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Patientens upplevelse av att möta sjuksköterskor som vårdgivare inom primärvården.: en litteraturöversikt2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Considering the increasing requirements and needs facing primary health care, the aspiration to use nurses as care providers has increased. This is done to improve the availability, effectiveness, and to dispense the available resources.

    Aim: The purpose of this study is to illuminate the patient's experiences of meeting nurses as care providers in primary health care.

    Method: Six qualitative, three quantitative, and one mixed method articles were analyzed to create a literature review.

    Results: Generally, the patients were satisfied with meeting nurses as care providers in primary health care. The result showed that the patients described relationship, trust, participation, and communication with nurses as significant aspects to feel secure. That the nurses made time available, as well as were easy to contact, were also aspects that contributed to the patients feeling secure. Uncertainties regarding the nurse's role, competence, and not being able to choose level of care were aspects that affected the insecurity.

    Conclusion: Nurses in primary health care have big opportunities to develop the meeting in a way that the patient feels secure in health care. Most patients experience great satisfaction with care provided by nurses. Considering the above facts, it seems possible to develop health care led by nurses. 

  • 395.
    Andersson, Ann-Christine
    et al.
    Jönköping University,The Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare, Jönköping.
    Ainalem, Ingrid
    Centre for Innovation and Improvement (CII), Region Skane, Malmo.
    Berg, Agneta
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level. University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level. Kristianstad University, Kristianstad.
    Janlöv, Ann-Christin
    Kristianstad University, Kristianstad.
    Challenges to Improve Inter-Professional Care and Service Collaboration for People Living With Psychiatric Disabilities in Ordinary Housing.2016In: Quality Management in Health Care, ISSN 1063-8628, E-ISSN 1550-5154, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 44-52Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to describe health care- and social service professionals' experiences of a quality-improvement program implemented in the south of Sweden. The focus of the program was to develop inter-professional collaboration to improve care and service to people with psychiatric disabilities in ordinary housing. Focus group interviews and a thematic analysis were used. The result was captured as themes along steps in process. (I) Entering the quality-improvement program: Lack of information about the program, The challenge of getting started, and Approaching the resources reluctantly. (II) Doing the practice-based improvement work: Facing unprepared workplaces, and Doing twice the work. (III) Looking back-evaluation over 1 year: Balancing theoretical knowledge with practical training, and Considering profound knowledge as an integral part of work. The improvement process in clinical practice was found to be both time and energy consuming, yet worth the effort. The findings also indicate that collaboration across organizational boundaries was broadened, and the care and service delivery were improved.

  • 396.
    Andersson, Anneli
    et al.
    University West, Department of Technology.
    Hellman, Helena
    University West, Department of Technology.
    Freyholtz, Patricia
    University West, Department of Technology.
    Sjustegstrappan: Specialistunderhållet på Parker Hannifin AB2003Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
  • 397.
    Andersson, Annelie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Nylander, Katarina
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Flytta till ett eget hem: lindrigt intellektuellt funktionshindrades syn på sitt boende2008Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Young adults with mild intellectual disability and their thoughts about the own home was investigated and is described in this thesis. A qualitative research method was used, and the respondents thoughts about where and how to live were gathered through interviews. The investigation is based on the theoretical concept of normality, identity and quality of life since these aspects are important components of the individual's positive experiences of their homelife. People with disabilities has rights goverened by law, but in this thesis the individuals subjective experiences, feelings and wishes are described. The importance of the individual\2019s rights to make their own decisions, feeling of pericipation and personal security was found to be important factors for a satisfying living environment. The right balance between getting the help you need and want, and still experience the power too make your own decisions determines the level of satisfaction. The values and norms from childhood can influence what is seen as an optimal living-environment and what makes a home.

  • 398.
    Andersson, Annie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Lindgren, Sharon
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Leasing nu och i framtiden: Attityder till de nyaredovisningsreglerna för leasing2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Discussion on the accounting treatment of leases has been going on for many years. The current standard, IAS 17 has criticized because many companies are able to classify their leases as operational leasing agreements in order not to reflect assets and liabilities on the balance sheets. IASB and FASB working together to amend the standard for lease accounting and they involve various groups of stakeholders and individuals by submitting comment letters. The first proposal for the amendment of the standard was Exposure Draft 2010/9. The proposal received so many comments which resulted a revised proposal that came out in May 2013 and called Exposure Draft 2013/6.

    The aim of this study was to examine the attitudes of different groups (academics, preparers, users, the accounting profession, national regulators and other international organizations) in Europe to the new proposal of Exposure Draft 2013/6 -Leasing, regarding questions relating to lease accounting in lessee and classification. Do they think that the new proposal solve the problems concerning classification and financial statements of leasing, which is found in the current international accounting standard (IAS 17) or just create new problems. We have also investigated in which extend these groups participated with comments in the comment letters.

    The study is a qualitative survey where we analyzed and interpreted the comments and attitudes in the comment letters to the new proposal. In the theoretical frame addressed how research is conducted to develop new standards, how and to what extent the different groups involved in this by participating in the comment letters and the criticism leveled against the new proposal concerning classification and accounting. The results of the study are based on 151 comment letters sent to the IASB/FASB. The analysis has been made by using the analysis model in section 3.9 and the empirical results have been applied to the theoretical frame of reference.

    Analysis showed that there are no academics who participated in the comment letters. The group that has commented most on the comment letters have proved to be the pre-parers and this is in line with what previous research has shown. The majority of all groups do not agree with the new proposal. The attitude to the proposal is negative in terms of accounting in lessee and classification.

  • 399.
    Andersson, Annika
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Boundaries as mechanisms for learning in emergency exercises with students from emergency service organisations2016In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training, ISSN 1363-6820, E-ISSN 1747-5090, Vol. 68, no 2, p. 245-262Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To prepare emergency response organisations for collaborative work in unpredictable and dynamic situations, various types of exercises are widely used. Still, our knowledge of collaboration exercises with emergency response students is limited. This study aimed to contribute to this field by exploring boundaries that emerged between collaborating organisations in exercise activities and how these boundaries could be understood for learning. Drawing on the Akkerman and Bakker framework of boundaries as learning mechanisms, this study explored an exercise, including full-scale scenarios and seminars with students from the police, ambulance and rescue services education in Sweden. Thematic analysis of interviews and observations illustrated boundaries that emerged regarding vocabulary, prioritisation, roles, knowledge gaps and overlapping responsibilities across organisations. Rather than dissolving boundaries, this article suggests that boundaries can be utilised in exercises to support the students to contextualise their knowledge in relation to the demands of collaborative work. The concepts boundary work and boundary awareness were suggested to capture more generally the dynamics of learning in exercise contexts.

  • 400.
    Andersson, Annika
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Boundary work and boundary awareness: a case study of an emergency exercise with blue light students2015In: Proceedings of the ISCRAM 2015 Conference - Kristiansand, May 24-27 / [ed] Palen, Büscher, Comes & Huges, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
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