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  • 301.
    Alonzo, Ylva
    et al.
    University of Borås, Central Administration.
    Holmqvist, Hans
    University of Borås, Central Administration.
    Högskolan i Borås regionala betydelse: ur ett näringslivsperspektiv2003Report (Other academic)
  • 302. Alopaeus, Eva
    et al.
    Axelsson, Elisabeth
    Evidence Based Librarianship: en metod för att utveckla praktiskt biblioteksarbete med hjälp av forskningsresultat2002Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 303. Alopaeus, Eva
    et al.
    Wockatz, Kerstin
    Samma vision, samma mål: olika vägar. Barn/ungdomsbibliotek och medicinskt bibliotek på Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset möter framtiden2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 304.
    Alrud, Bengt
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    Fractal spectral measures in two dimensions2011Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 305. Alsbjer, Peter
    Att sätta upp hängrännor: om att skapa framtidens länsbibliotek2004Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 306. Alsbjer, Peter
    Folkbildning och folkbibliotek till ömsesidig nytta2010Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sedan 2008 bedriver folkbiblioteken och folkbildningen i Örebro län och i Dalarnas län ett samverkansprojekt ”Folkbildning och folkbibliotek till ömsesidig nytta”. Vi kallar projektet emellanåt också för ”vinna/vinna-projektet”. Projektet utgår från att folkbildning och folkbibliotek har samma värdegrund och bakgrund. Folkbildningens och folkbibliotekens uppbyggnadsfaser och blomstringstid är delar av framväxten av vårt svenska folkhem. De är båda svar på drömmen om det goda demokratiska samhället. Sedan kommunaliseringen av folkbiblioteken har de båda verksamheterna dock glidit alltmer i från varandra och utvecklats åt olika håll. När folkbibliotekens och studieförbundens vägar väl korsas beror det troligen mer på lokala initiativ än strukturerad och långsiktigt planerad samverkan. Frågan som vi ställt i projektet är om det finns en väg till en plats där folkbibliotek och folkbildning kan mötas på regelbunden basis. På kommunal nivå kan man i viss mån säga att folkbiblioteken och studieförbunden konkurrerar om samma ekonomiska medel. Även om det skett en hel del nedskärningar för folkbiblioteken så har de ändå en avgörande betydelse för de kommunala kultursatsningarna. Runt 40 procent utgörs av de kommunala kulturanslagen satsas på folkbiblioteksverksamhet. Samtidigt har de kommunala bidragen till studieförbunden minskat kraftigt under senare år och ligger numer på 17 procent i genomsnitt. Det finns även exempel på kommuner som inte längre ger några bidrag till studieförbunden överhuvudtaget. I stället får folkbildningen alltmer förlita sig på statsbidrag.

  • 307.
    Alsholm, Linda
    et al.
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg.
    Axelsson, Christer
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Andersson Hagiwara, Magnus
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Niva, My
    Department of Ambulance Care, Jönköping County Hospital.
    Claesson, Lisa
    Department of Ambulance Care, Halland County Hospital.
    Herlitz, Johan
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Magnusson, Carl
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
    Rosengren, Lars
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg.
    Jood, Katarina
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg.
    Interrupted transport by the emergency medical service in stroke/transitory ischemic attack: A consequence of changed treatment routines in prehospital emergency care.2019In: Brain and Behavior, ISSN 2162-3279, E-ISSN 2162-3279, article id e01266Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: The discovery that not all patients who call for the emergency medical service (EMS) require transport to hospital has changed the structure of prehospital emergency care. Today, the EMS clinician at the scene already distinguishes patients with a time-critical condition such as stroke/transitory ischemic attack (TIA) from patients without. This highlights the importance of the early identification of stroke/TIA.

    AIM: To describe patients with a final diagnosis of stroke/TIA whose transport to hospital was interrupted either due to a lack of suspicion of the disease by the EMS crew or due to refusal by the patient or a relative/friend.

    METHODS: Data were obtained from a register in Gothenburg, covering patients hospitalised due to a final diagnosis of stroke/TIA. The inclusion criterion was that patients were assessed by the EMS but were not directly transported to hospital by the EMS.

    RESULTS: Among all the patients who were assessed by the EMS nurse and subsequently diagnosed with stroke or TIA in 2015, the transport of 34 of 1,310 patients (2.6%) was interrupted. Twenty-five of these patients, of whom 20 had a stroke and five had a TIA, are described in terms of initial symptoms and outcome. The majority had residual symptoms at discharge from hospital. Initial symptoms were vertigo/disturbed balance in 11 of 25 cases. Another three had symptoms perceived as a change in personality and three had a headache.

    CONCLUSION: From this pilot study, we hypothesise that a fraction of patients with stroke/TIA who call for the EMS have their direct transport to hospital interrupted due to a lack of suspicion of the disease by the EMS nurse at the scene. These patients appear to have more vague symptoms including vertigo and disturbed balance. Instruments to identify these patients at the scene are warranted.

  • 308. Altergård, Malou
    Malous inspirationsväskor2008Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Ett antal inspirationsväskor har sammanställts för vuxna om barn. I nuläget finns 87 väskor till utlån. Väskorna innehåller oftast mellan 5-9 fackböcker för de vuxna och några barnböcker eller annat material för barnen. Det kan vara allt från spel, dockor till DVD. Tanken är att genom att hjälpa de vuxna att på ett enkelt sätt hitta litteratur om nyare forskning och annan inspirerande litteratur så kommer det i förlängningen alla barn tillgodo.

  • 309. Alwerud, Anna
    Skånewebben: en regional webbportal2001Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 310. Alwerud, Anna
    et al.
    Forsberg, Åsa
    Schmitz, Ewa
    Skugga en kollega. Hållbara former för kompetensutveckling2011Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Hur hittar man hållbara former för kompetensutveckling? Idén med projektet Skugga en kollega - Kollegor på tvärs var att genom nära granskning av en kollegas/verksamhets arbete ge tillfälle och utrymme för möten med nya arbetssätt, reflektion, nya perspektiv på egen verksamhet och den enskildes kompetensutveckling. Under höstterminen 2010 genomförde Lunds universitets bibliotek, Bibliotek och IT vid Malmö högskola och KUBIS Köpenhamn ett gemensamt pilotprojekt för att pröva om skuggning kan vara en hållbar form för kompetensutveckling. Projektet avslutades med ett seminarium i januari 2011. Projektet finansierades av Kungliga biblioteket. Skuggningen enligt denna projektidé bestod i att medarbetare individuellt besökte ett av de andra deltagande biblioteken för att följa en kollega med samma arbetsinriktning under cirka en vecka. Skuggningen kunde också utformas så att man granskade en verksamhet och då följde olika personer i detta. Sammanlagt tolv medarbetare från de olika organisationerna genomförde en skuggning i ett annat bibliotek.

  • 311. Alwerud, Anna
    et al.
    Smiseth, Nina
    Biblioteket vid Campus Helsingborg, Lunds universitet2009Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Arbetsbyte för kompetensutveckling är en metod som ofta diskuteras men som verkar svår att genomföra i praktiken. Projektbidrag från Helsingborgs kommun gjorde det möjligt för Helsingborgs stadsbibliotek och Campus Helsingborgs bibliotek att pröva arbetsbyte för elva medarbetare under vintern 2008 – 2009. Detta paper bygger till stor del på de korta rapporter som projektdeltagarna skrev efter avslutat arbetsbyte.

  • 312. Ambjörnsson, Joakim
    et al.
    Jonsson, Anders
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Strömsöe, Annelie
    Andersson, Henrik
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Bång, Angela
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Bremer, Anders
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Prehospital suspicion and identification of adult septic patients: Experiences of a screening tool2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: Sepsis is life threatening and requires urgent healthcare to reduce suffering and death. Therefore it is important that septic patients are identified early to enable treatment.

    Aim: To investigate to what extent EMS personnel identified patients with sepsis using the “BAS 90-30-90” model, and to describe assessments and medical procedures that were undertaken by the personnel.

    Methods: This was a retrospective study where 185 EMS medical records were reviewed. The inclusion was based on patients who were later diagnosed with sepsis in the hospital.

    Results: A physician assessed the patients in 74 of the EMS cases, which lead to exclusion of these records in regard to the EMS personnel’s ability to identify sepsis. The personnel documented suspicion of severe sepsis in eight (n=8) of the remaining 111 records (7.2%). The proportion of patients ˃65 years of age was 73% (n=135) of which 37% (n=50) were over 80 years old. Thirty-nine percent (39%, n=72) were females. The personnel documented blood pressure in 91% (n=168), respiratory rate in 76% (n=140), saturation in 100% (n=185), temperature in 76% (n=141), and heart rate in 94% (n=174) of the records. Systolic blood pressure <90 mmHg was documented in 14,2% (n=24), respiratory rate ˃30 in 36% (n=50), saturation <90 in 49%  (n=91), temperature >38°C in 37.6% (n=53), and heart rate ˃90 in 70% (n=121) of the records. Documented medical procedures and treatments were intravenous lines (70%, n=130), intravenous fluids (10%, n=19) and administration of oxygen (72%, n=133).

    Conclusion: The EMS personnel identified only a few septic patients with the help of the BAS 90-30-90 model when all three criteria would be met for severe sepsis. Either advanced age (>65 years), fever (>38°C) or tachypnea (˃20 breaths/min) appeared to increase the personnel’s suspicion of sepsis. Oxygen, but not intravenous fluids, was given in an adequate way.

  • 313. Ambjörnsson, Joakim
    et al.
    Jonsson, Anders
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Strömsöe, Annelie
    Andersson, Henrik
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Bång, Angela
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Bremer, Anders
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Prehospital suspicion and identification of adult septic patients:Experiences of a screening tool2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction:  Sepsis  is life threatening  and  requires  urgent healthcare  to reduce  suffering  and death. Therefore it is important that septic patients are identified early to enable treatment.

     

    Aim: To investigate to what extent EMS personnel identified patients with sepsis using the "BAS

    90-30-90"  model, and to describe assessments and medical procedures that were  undertaken by the personnel.

     

    Methods: This was a retrospective study where  185 EMS medical records were  reviewed. The inclusion was based on patients who were later diagnosed with sepsis in the hospital.

     

    Results: A physician assessed the patients  in 74 of the EMS cases, which lead to exclusion  of these  records  in  regard  to  the  EMS  personnel's  ability  to  identify  sepsis.  The  personnel documented  suspicion  of severe sepsis in eight (n=8) of the remaining 111 records (7.2%). The proportion  of patients  065 years  of age was 73% (n=135)  of which  37% (n=50) were over 80 years  old. Thirty-nine percent  (39%,  n=72)  were  females. The  personnel  documented blood pressure   in  91%  (n=168),  respiratory   rate  in  76%  (n=140),   saturation   in  100%  (n=185), temperature  in 76%  (n=141),  and  heart  rate  in  94%  (n=174)  of  the  records.  Systolic  blood pressure  <90 mmHg  was  documented  in 14,2%  (n=24),  respiratory  rate  030 in 36%  (n=50), saturation <90 in 49%   (n=91). temperature >38°C in 37.6% (n=53), and heart rate 090 in 70% (n=121) of the records. Documented medical procedures and treatments were intravenous  lines (70%, n=130), intravenous  fluids (10%, n=19) and administration  of oxygen (72%, n=133).

     

    Conclusion:  The EMS personnel identified  only a few septic patients  with the help of the BAS

    90-30-90  model when  all three criteria  would  be met for severe  sepsis. Either  advanced age (>65  years),   fever   (>38°C)   or  tachypnea (020  breaths/min)   appeared   to   increase  the personnel's suspicion  of sepsis. Oxygen, but not intravenous  fluids, was given in an adequate way.

  • 314. Amer-Wåhlin, I
    et al.
    Kjellmer, I
    Maršál, K
    Olofsson, P
    Rosén, Karl Gustaf
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    Swedish randomized controlled trial of cardiotocography only versus cardiotocography plus ST analysis of fetal electrocardiogram revisited: analysis of data according to standard versus modified intention-to-treat principle.2011In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6349, E-ISSN 1600-0412, ISSN 0001-6349, Vol. 90, no 9, p. 990-996Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE: To undertake a renewed analysis of data from the previously published Swedish randomized controlled trial on intrapartum fetal monitoring with cardiotocography (CTG-only) vs. CTG plus ST analysis of fetal electrocardiogram (CTG+ST), using current standards of intention-to-treat (ITT) analysis and to compare the results with those of the modified ITT (mITT) and per protocol analyses. METHODS: Renewed extraction of data from the original database including all cases randomized according to primary case allocation (n=5 049). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Metabolic acidosis in umbilical artery at birth (pH <7.05, base deficit in extracellular fluid >12.0 mmol/l) including samples of umbilical vein blood or neonatal blood if umbilical artery blood was missing. RESULTS: The metabolic acidosis rates were 0.66% (17 of 2 565) and 1.33% (33 of 2 484) in the CTG+ST and CTG-only groups, respectively [relative risk (RR) 0.50; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.28-0.88; p=0.019]. The original mITT gave RR 0.47, 95%CI 0.25-0.86 (p=0.015), mITT with correction for 10 previously misclassified cases RR 0.48, 95%CI 0.24-0.96 (p=0.038) and per protocol analysis RR 0.40, 95%CI 0.20-0.80 (p=0.009). The level of significance of the difference in metabolic acidosis rates between the two groups remained unchanged in all analyses. CONCLUSION: Re-analysis of data according to the ITT principle showed that regardless of the method of analysis, the Swedish randomized controlled trial maintained its ability to demonstrate a significant reduction in metabolic acidosis rate when using CTG+ST analysis for fetal surveillance in labor.

  • 315. Amer-Wåhlin, Isis
    et al.
    Kjellmer, Ingemar
    Marsal, Karel
    Olofsson, Per
    Rosén, Karl Gustaf
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    Cardiotocography and ST analysis for intrapartum fetal monitoring2012In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6349, Vol. 91, no 4, p. 519-Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Letter to the Editor

  • 316. Amer-Wåhlin, Isis
    et al.
    Rosén, KG
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    ST-Analysis of the Fetal ECG2013In: Antenatal and Intrapartum fetal surveillance, Universities Press , 2013, p. 220-236Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 317. Anderberg, Patrice
    et al.
    Lepp, Margret
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Berglund, AL
    Segesten, Kerstin
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Preserving dignity in caring for older adults: a concept analysis2007In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 59, no 6, p. 635-643Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    AIM: This paper is a report of a concept analysis of the meaning of preserving dignity. BACKGROUND: Preserving dignity, especially when caring for older adults, is essential when giving nursing care. There is a lack of clarity about what kinds of caring activities lead to preserved dignity. METHOD: Data were collected using several databases (CINAHL, Age Info, Libris, Medline, Pub Med, Psyc INFO and Blackwell Synergy) covering the years 1990-2005. The keywords used were 'dignity', 'human dignity', 'preserving dignity', 'elderly', 'aged', combined with 'patients/persons', 'caring relation' and 'nursing'. The analysis covered 53 articles, dissertations, reports and textbooks. FINDINGS: Dignity may be defined as a concept that relates to basic humanity. Dignity consists of inherent and external dimensions, which are common for all humans and at the same time are unique for each person, relating to social and cultural aspects. The attributes of preserving dignity are individualized care, control restored, respect, advocacy and sensitive listening. Antecedents are professional knowledge, responsibility, reflection and non-hierarchical organization. The consequences are strengthening life spirit, an inner sense of freedom, self-respect and successful coping. CONCLUSION: Preserving an older adult's dignity is complex. By using the attributes in, for example, nursing documentation, the action and value of preserving dignity could be made visible as a professional nursing activity.

  • 318.
    Andersen, Jens Peter
    et al.
    Aarhus University.
    Hammarfelt, Björn
    Institutionen för ABM, Uppsala Universitet.
    Price revisited: on the growth of dissertations in eight research fields2011In: Scientometrics, ISSN 0138-9130, E-ISSN 1588-2861, Vol. 88, no 2, p. 371-383Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper studies the production of dissertations in eight research fields in thenatural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. In using doctoral dissertations itbuilds on De Solla Prices seminal study which used PhD dissertations as one of severalindicators of scientific growth (Price, Little science, big science, 1963). Data from theProQuest: Dissertations and Theses database covering the years 1950–2007 are used todepict historical trends, and the Gompertz function was used for analysing the data. Adecline in the growth of dissertations can be seen in all fields in the mid-eighties andseveral fields show only a modest growth during the entire period. The growth profiles ofspecific disciplines could not be explained by traditional dichotomies such as pure/appliedor soft/hard, but rather it seems that the age of the discipline appears to be an importantfactor. Thus, it is obvious that the growth of dissertations must be explained using severalfactors emerging both inside and outside academia. Consequently, we propose that theoutput of dissertations can be used as an indicator of growth, especially in fields like thehumanities, where journal or article counts are less applicable.

  • 319.
    Andersen, Laerke
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
    The synthetic Kingdom2011Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Fashioning the Future Awards has quickly established itself as the leading international student competition for design and innovation in sustainable fashion and attracts entries from all over the world. Founded by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion to celebrate and empower the next generation of fashion professionals, the aim of the awards is to employ creativity to challenge the current status quo and to redefine the shape and scope of the fashion industry. Selected finalists – who come from over 30 countries around the world including Brazil, India, Australia and Canada will have their work captured through film, photography, display and interactive media, and showcased in the East Wintergarden at Canary Wharf which will be open to the public from 11th – 13th November 2011. The exhibition will be a multi sensory experience and a beautiful representation of how solutions to some of the world’s toughest environmental imperatives will come from the next generation of designers.

  • 320.
    Andersen, Laerke
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
    Haim, Dana
    TBBBS2011Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    londonprintstudio’s forthcoming exhibition strategies of artists and designers who stretch and invisibly mend the codes and clothes we ‘wear’. Clothes entwine references, ironies and identities. Historically garments express a collective state of mind, status, allegiance, expressed disillusionment with authority. In the 1920’s and 1930’s, couturier Schiaparelli clothes that referenced surrealism. londonprintstudio exhibitions explore ideas and boundaries between art, popular culture and social engagement.

  • 321.
    Andersen, Laerke
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
    Haim, Dana
    TBBBS2011Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The Culture Club by Picnic Magazine, Tel Aviv is a four-day pop-up experience which aims to showcase the dynamic and creative spirit of Israel. The Culture Club is less an exhibit and more an experience. It is a snapshot of cultural life in Israel that reflects its vibrant, creative soul; a celebration of pleasure through the senses that showcases the art of joy in a place typically characterized by politics and religion.

  • 322. Anderson, D.
    et al.
    Andersson, F.
    Andersson, Peter
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    Billander, A.
    Desaix, Mats
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    The optimal journey from A to B2008In: American Journal of Physics, ISSN 0002-9505, E-ISSN 1943-2909, Vol. 76, no 9, p. 863-866Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How fast can you comfortably travel between two points A and B? This question is formulated as a minimization problem of a functional where the discomfort is quantified in terms of the integral of the square of the acceleration between A and B. The problem is solved in terms of the corresponding Euler-Lagrange equation and approximately using a direct variational approach based on trial functions and Ritz optimization. The main purpose of the analysis is to introduce undergraduate students to variational calculus in an interesting and pedagogical way.

  • 323. Anderson, D
    et al.
    Desaix, Mats
    University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
    Introduction to direct variational and moment methods and an application to the Child–Langmuir law2015In: European journal of physics, ISSN 0143-0807, E-ISSN 1361-6404, Vol. 36, no 6Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A short introduction is given of direct variational methods and its relation to Galerkin and moment methods, all flexible and powerful approaches for finding approximate solutions of difficult physical equations. A pedagogical application of moment methods is given to the physically and technically important Child–Langmuir law in electron physics. The analysis is shown to provide simple, yet accurate, approximate solutions of the two-dimensional problem (a problem which does not allow an exact analytical solution) and illustrates the usefulness and the power of moment methods.

  • 324. Anderson, D.
    et al.
    Desaix, Mats
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    Lisak, M.
    Rasch, J.
    Galerkin approach to approximate solutions of some nonlinear oscillator equations2010In: American Journal of Physics, ISSN 0002-9505, E-ISSN 1943-2909, Vol. 78, no 9, p. 920-924Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An analysis based on the Galerkin method is given of some nonlinear oscillator equations that have been analyzed by several other methods, including harmonic balance and direct variational methods. The present analysis is shown to provide simple yet accurate approximate solutions of these nonlinear equations and illustrates the usefulness and the power of the Galerkin method. (C) 2010 American Association of Physics Teachers.

  • 325.
    Anderson, D.
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Desaix, Mats
    University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
    Nyqvist, R.
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    The least uncomfortable journey from A to B2016In: American Journal of Physics, ISSN 0002-9505, E-ISSN 1943-2909, Vol. 84, no 9, p. 690-695Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A short introduction is given about direct variational methods and their relation to Galerkin and moment methods, all flexible and powerful approaches for finding approximate solutions to difficult physicalequations. An application of these methods is given in the form of the variational problem of minimizing the discomfort experienced during different journeys, between two fixed horizontal points while keeping the travel time constant. The analysis is shown to provide simple, yet accurate, approximate solutions of the problem and illustrates the usefulness and the power of direct variational and moment methods. It also demonstrates the problem of a priori assessing the accuracy of the approximate solutions and illustrates that the variational solution does not necessarily provide a more accurate solution than that obtained by moment methods.

  • 326.
    Anderson, Dan
    et al.
    Chalmers .
    Desaix, Mats
    University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
    Approximate solution of a Thomas-Fermi model equation for bulk self-gravitating stellar objects in two dimensions2017In: European journal of physics, ISSN 0143-0807, E-ISSN 1361-6404, Vol. 38, p. 1-8, article id 015406Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Direct variational methods are used to find simple approximate solutions of the Thomas–Fermi equations describing the properties of self-gravitating radially symmetric stellar objects both in the non-relativistic and ultra-relativistic cases. The approximate solutions are compared and shown to be in good agreement with exact and numerically obtained solutions.

  • 327. Anderson, Theresa Dirndorfer
    et al.
    Åström, Fredrik
    Francke, Helena
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Hartel, Jenna
    Kjellberg, Sara
    Storying Research: Conducting Research in New Formats and New Voices2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The session engages with an acute tension evident in scholarly communication: We are witnessing a great deal of innovation and experimentation in relation to the way research is performed and shared. The push towards, and need for, innovation and creativity in academic research is being emphasized to an ever increasing extent. A rich set of digital tools and transdisciplinary engagements have opened the door for research conducted and reported in increasingly hybridised, dynamic and interactive ways. At the same time, academic research is increasingly being evaluated by focusing on quantitative analyses based on publications; analyses which privilege established scholarly practices and publication venues. In the session, we are interested in exploring collectively on the one hand, the voice in and position from which we report on research and - indeed - conduct research. On the other hand, how do we use documents and artefacts to tell our stories? Digital media provide new affordances through a broader selection of modes of representation to present data, results and argumentation. The session is conducted as a 'conversation café', where each café table focuses on one aspect of these opportunities.

  • 328.
    Andersson, Agnes
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    Månsson, Bo
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    The impact of uncertainty on the materials planning process in Swedish textile industry2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 329.
    Andersson, Bengt-Åke
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    Johansson, Andreas
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    Förbränning och termiska system för hållbar utveckling2009In: Vetenskap för profession, ISSN 1654-6520, no 10, p. 79-81Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 330. Andersson, Björn
    et al.
    Lebedinski, Lolo
    "...men ingen berättar om de fula sidorna..."Rapport från en FoU-cirkel för lokal mobilisering mot cannabis2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det finns många myter, fördomar och föreställningar kring cannabis, som är det mest använda narkotiska preparatet i Europa1. En av dem låter ungefär så här: – Cannabis, det växer ju i naturen, det kan väl inte vara farligt eller skadligt, det är ju naturligt, så då måste det väl vara ok. Men spice, det är ju konstgjord skit, det kan man inte ta, det är ju livsfarligt. Myten är, åtminstone när det gäller att avstå spice, dåligt förankrad i verkligheten, så som myter brukar vara. Tullens beslag av syntetiska droger ökar hela tiden och i topp ligger kemiskt framställd cannabis. I dagsläget finns 31 olika sorter spice, som alla är narkotikaklassade. Tillsammans med cannabis och hasch utgör de lejonparten av alla tullens beslag när det gäller droger som beställs via nätet och som kommer till sina beställare via posten. Till det kommer den mer traditionella smugglingen av drogerna med tillhörande gatulangning. Hemodlandet av cannabis både i form av enstaka plantor på fönsterbrädan eller i garderoben för eget bruk, och i form av ”yrkesmässig” odling för försäljning, verkar också öka. Enligt Tullverket ökar också shoppingturismen över Öresund, särskilt inför och under helger, när många åker över till Danmark för att fylla på sina egna lager av cannabis och cannabisharts2. Tillgången på såväl odlad cannabis som syntetiskt framställd sådan är med andra ord god, och cannabis är den vanligaste illegala drogen bland ungdomar i Sverige, och användningen ökar, hela tiden. Kunskapsläget kring cannabisanvändandet varierar från de riktigt insatta till dem som inte är riktigt lika insatta och som därför lätt förirrar sig in i myternas töcken. En del av den kunskap som finns har vi samlat i den här FoU-rapporten till stöd för en regional mobilisering mot cannabis i Västra Götaland.

  • 331.
    Andersson, Bo
    et al.
    Lunds Universitet.
    Hedman, Jonas
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Developing m-Services: Lesson Learned from a Developers Perspective2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 332. Andersson, Bo
    et al.
    Hedman, Jonas
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Developing M-Services: Lessons Learned From the Developers Perspective.2007In: Communications of the Association for Information Systems, ISSN 1529-3181, E-ISSN 1529-3181, Vol. 20, no 38, p. 605-620Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years the Swedish Police Force (SPF) have encountered greater demands on availability and 24/7 services when dealing with errands that are regarded as low priority compared to regular police work, e.g. collecting tips from the public. One attempt to meet these increasing demands was the development of a mobile communications platform that allowed the public to communicate easily with the SPF using their own mobile phones by sending SMS and MMS. The focus of this paper is on the early phases of development of this m-service, in particular, on the specific technical issues such as interoperability and standards used by the actors on the scene affecting the development of mobile information systems. The learning experiences are as follows: First, mobile communication platforms have a large potential for contributing to the field of emergency management information systems since they can be based on open and nationally accepted standards. Second, global and national standards for sending multimedia messages are not always truly standardized. Operators and mobile phone manufacturers make minor alterations and interpretations of the standard and thereby some of the benefits found in standards disappear. Third, when developing mobile information systems we suggest and recommend that the analysis phase should be enhanced compared to traditional system development, and it should address the interoperability between mobile phones on one hand and operators on the other hand.

  • 333.
    Andersson, Bo
    et al.
    Lunds Universitet.
    Hedman, Jonas
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Diffusion of Advanced Mobile Services: A Survey of Large Swedish Firms2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 334. Andersson, Bo
    et al.
    Hedman, Jonas
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Lind, Mikael
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    The Adoption of Advanced Mobile Services2007In: Expanding the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies. Volume 4, Part 1. / [ed] Paul Cunningham, Miriam Cunningham, IOS Press , 2007, p. 1508-1514Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 335.
    Andersson, Carin
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Brydevall, Anders
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Hedin, Östen
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Intervju med biblioteksveteran Astrid Jansson, Töreboda1985Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Interview with the library veteran Astrid Jansson from Töreboda. The interview was conducted by Carin Andersson, Anders Brydevall and Östen Hedin, students of the Swedish School of Library and Information Science in Borås, on February 15, 1985.

  • 336.
    Andersson, Elin
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Bohlin, Linda
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Herlitz, Johan
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Sundler, Annelie Johansson
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Fekete, Zoltán
    Andersson Hagiwara, Magnus
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Prehospital Identification of Patients with a Final Hospital Diagnosis of Stroke.2018In: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, ISSN 1049-023X, E-ISSN 1945-1938, p. 1-8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction the early phase of stroke, minutes are critical. Since the majority of patients with stroke are transported by the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), the early handling and decision making by the EMS clinician is important. Problem The study aim was to evaluate the frequency of a documented suspicion of stroke by the EMS nurse, and to investigate differences in the clinical signs of stroke and clinical assessment in the prehospital setting among patients with regard to if there was a documented suspicion of stroke on EMS arrival or not, in patients with a final hospital diagnosis of stroke.

    METHODS: The study had a retrospective observational design. Data were collected from reports on patients who were transported by the EMS and had a final diagnosis of stroke at a single hospital in western Sweden (630 beds) in 2015. The data sources were hospital and prehospital medical journals.

    RESULTS: In total, 454 patients were included. Among them, the EMS clinician suspected stroke in 52%. The findings and documentation on patients with a suspected stroke differed from the remaining patients as follows: a) More frequently documented symptoms from the face, legs/arms, and speech; b) More frequently assessments of neurology, face, arms/legs, speech, and eyes; c) More frequently addressed the major complaint with regard to time and place of onset, duration, localization, and radiation; d) Less frequently documented symptoms of headache, vertigo, and nausea; and e) More frequently had an electrocardiogram (ECG) recorded and plasma glucose sampled. In addition to the 52% of patients who had a documented initial suspicion of stroke, seven percent of the patients had an initial suspicion of transitory ischemic attack (TIA) by the EMS clinician, and a neurologist was approached in another 10%.

    CONCLUSION: Among 454 patients with a final diagnosis of stroke who were transported by the EMS, an initial suspicion of stroke was not documented in one-half of the cases. These patients differed from those in whom a suspicion of stroke was documented in terms of limited clinical signs of stroke, a less extensive clinical assessment, and fewer clinical investigations. Andersson E , Bohlin L , Herlitz J , Sundler AJ , Fekete Z , Andersson Hagiwara M . Prehospital identification of patients with a final hospital diagnosis of stroke.

  • 337.
    Andersson, Elisabeth
    University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    Reflektion gör sig icke självt2007Report (Other academic)
  • 338.
    Andersson, Elisabeth
    University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    Varför skriva yrkesdagbok?2002Report (Other academic)
  • 339. Andersson, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Larsson, Ingamay
    University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    Mentorshandbok2006Report (Other academic)
  • 340.
    Andersson, Eva-Lotta
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Vad gör tidigare medarbetare vid Äldre Väst Sjuhärad (ÄVS) nu och vad betydde uppdraget vid ÄVS?2009Report (Other academic)
  • 341.
    Andersson, Eva-Lotta
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Alth, Camilla
    Uppföljning av Informationsarbetet vid Äldreväst Sjuhärad2009Report (Other academic)
  • 342.
    Andersson, Eva-Lotta
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Karlsson, Per-Åke
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    ÄldreVäst Sjuhärad: Sju år av FoU-arbete. Del 1. En beskrivning och några värderande självreflektioner. Mars 2007.2007Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    ÄldreVäst Sjuhärad (ÄVS) startade 1 november 1999 som en FoU-enhet inom äldreområdet. ÄVS var en av flera enheter som fick statligt etableringsstöd via Socialstyrelsen. Denna statliga satsning, ett pågående projekt vid Institutionen vårdhögskolan1 – ACTION2-projektet samt lokala önskemål från kommunerna i Sjuhärad och Västra Götalandsregionen om FoU inom äldreområdet var förklaringar till centrats etablering. Syftet med följande dokument är att sammanfatta den nu sjuåriga verksamhetsperioden, ge underlag för självreflektion och självvärdering samt utgöra ett underlag för den externa utvärdering som nyligen påbörjats. Som ett underlag för en samlad utvärdering av ÄVS kommer dessutom inom någon månad att föreligga en uppföljning av ”Vart tar tidigare ÄVS-medarbetare vägen?” liksom en uppföljning av ÄVS kommunikationsansträngningar. Denna text är skriven ur ett ”inifrånperpektiv” av projektledningen och där Eva-Lotta Andersson och Per-Åke Karlsson svarat för det huvudsakliga arbetet med texten. Som underlagsmaterial har använts verksamhetsberättelser inklusive bokslut, ekonomiska rapporter samt aktivitetsförteckningar. Till det kommer givetvis erfarenheter och minnesbilder. Projektledningens manus har diskuterats, korrigerats och kompletterats av medarbetarna vid ÄVS vid ett internt FoU-seminarium. Som en del två av denna (själv)värdering kommer att redovisas en enkätundersökning där ÄVS medarbetare värderar kvalitet utifrån olika aspekter. ÄVS sjuåriga historia kan grovt indelas i tre faser: En första fas, från slutet av 1999 t o m 2002 innebar uppbyggnad och etablering inom äldreområdet i Sjuhärad, bl.a. via fem programområden. En andra fas pågick under åren 2003 och 2004, utan programområden men med fortsatt avgränsning till äldrefrågor. En tredje fas, som pågår från år 2005, innebär en utvidgning till funktionshinder men fortfarande med betoning på äldre människor. Föreliggande framställning kommer att följa dessa faser under de två följande avsnitten. Närmast följer ett avsnitt om ÄVS målsättning, organisation och resurser. Därnäst följer en beskrivning av verksamhetens projekt och andra aktiviteter. På det följer en redovisning av de resultat som uppnåtts – den produktion som kan redovisas i form av skrifter, seminarier, konferenser m.m.Avslutningsvis följer en kort självvärdering i ljuset av målsättning och den miljö som ÄVS haft och har att verka i.

  • 343. Andersson, H
    et al.
    Dellborg, M
    Markenvard, J
    Jagenburg, R
    Herlitz, Johan
    [external].
    CK-MB räcker som specifik markör vid diagnos av hjärtinfarkt1991In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 88, no 36, p. 2890-2892Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 344.
    Andersson Hagiwara, Magnus
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Interrupted Time Series Versus Statistical Process Control in Quality Improvement Projects2016In: Journal of Nursing Care Quality, ISSN 1057-3631, Vol. 31, no 1, p. E1-E8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To measure the effect of quality improvement interventions, it is appropriate to use analysis methods that measure data over time. Examples of such methods include statistical process control analysis and interrupted time series with segmented regression analysis. This article compares the use of statistical process control analysis and interrupted time series with segmented regression analysis for evaluating the longitudinal effects of quality improvement interventions, using an example study on an evaluation of a computerized decision support system.

  • 345.
    Andersson Hagiwara, Magnus
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Backlund, Per
    Söderholm, Hanna Maurin
    Lundberg, Lars
    Lebram, Mikael
    Engström, Henrik
    Measuring participants’ immersion in healthcare simulation: the development of an instrument2016In: Advances in Simulation, ISSN 2059-0628, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Immersion is important for simulation-based education; however, questionnaire-based instruments to measure immersion have some limitations. The aim of the present work is to develop a new instrument to measure immersion among participants in healthcare simulation scenarios.

    Methods: The instrument was developed in four phases: trigger identification, content validity scores, inter-rater reliability analysis and comparison with an existing immersion measure instrument. A modified Delphi process was used to develop the instrument and to establish validity and reliability. The expert panel consisted of 10 researchers. All the researchers in the team had previous experience of simulation in the health and/or fire and rescue services as researchers and/or educators and simulation designers. To identify triggers, the panel members independently screened video recordings from simulation scenarios. Here, a trigger is an event in a simulation that is considered a sign of reduced or enhanced immersion among simulation participants.

    Results: The result consists of the Immersion Score Rating Instrument (ISRI). It contains 10 triggers, of which seven indicate reduced and three enhanced immersion. When using ISRI, a rater identifies trigger occurrences and assigns them strength between 1 and 3. The content validity analysis shows that all the 10 triggers meet an acceptable content validity index for items (I-CVI) standard. The inter-rater reliability (IRR) among raters was assessed using a two-way mixed, consistency, average-measures intra-class correlation (ICC). The ICC for the difference between weighted positive and negative triggers was 0.92, which indicates that the raters are in agreement. Comparison with results from an immersion questionnaire mirrors the ISRI results.

    Conclusions: In conclusion, we present a novel and non-intrusive instrument for identifying and rating the level of immersion among participants in healthcare simulation scenarios.

  • 346.
    Andersson Hagiwara, Magnus
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Kängström, Anna
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Jonsson, Anders
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Lundberg, Lars
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Effect of Simulation on the Clinical Competence of Swedish Ambulance Nurses2014In: Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, ISSN 2202-7270, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 1-7Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ntroduction Simulation has become an established method for education and training of Emergency Medical Services personnel in different skills such as advanced airway techniques, also in evaluation and initial care of stroke patients and in pre - hospital trauma. Simula tion can be a useful method to improve learning. To our knowledge, there are only a few studies that relate simulation to the effect on clinical skills. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of simulation on the clinical competence in a pre - hospital trauma care course for ambulance nurses. Methods The study was performed using a before - after design. Seventeen ambulance nurse students who participated in a trauma care course were evaluated in two simulated trauma cases. All subjects had passed the initial theoretical part of the course. The pre - test was performed in the beginning of the following part of the course involving simulation and the post - test at the end of the course. The analysis was performed by assessment of performance, as seen on video - tapes from the pre - tests and the post - tests. A validated instrument was used to determine the level of student’ s clinical competence. Paired t - test was used to confirm differences between the pre - test and post - test results . Results There was a significant increase in the over - all results for the post - test, with a difference of 1.12 points (t=4.642, df=16, p= 0.001) Situation Awareness, Patient Assessment and Decision Making showed the most pronounced improvements. Conclusion The results imply t hat simulation in addition to traditional theoretical education improves the clinical competence of the students, in comparison to traditional education and training without any significant amount of simulation.

  • 347.
    Andersson Hagiwara, Magnus
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Lundberg, Lars
    Sjöqvist, Bengt Arne
    Chalmers.
    Maurin Söderholm, Hanna
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    The Effects of Integrated IT Support on the Prehospital Stroke Process: Results from a Realistic Experiment2019In: Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research, ISSN 2509-4971Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Stroke is a serious condition and the stroke chain of care is a complex. The present study aims to explore the impact of a computerised decision support system (CDSS) for the prehospital stroke process, with focus on work processes and performance. The study used an exploratory approach with a randomised controlled crossover design in a realistic contextualised simulation experiment. The study compared clinical performance among 11 emergency medical services (EMS) teams of 22 EMS clinicians using (1) a computerised decision support system (CDSS) and (2) their usual paper-based process support. Data collection consisted of video recordings, postquestionnaires and post-interviews, and data were analysed using a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches. In this experiment, using a CDSS improved patient assessment, decision making and compliance to process recommendations. Minimal impact of the CDSS was found on EMS clinicians’ self-efficacy, suggesting that even though the system was found to be cumbersome to use it did not have any negative effects on self-efficacy. Negative effects of the CDSS include increased on-scene time and a cognitive burden of using the system, affecting patient interaction and collaboration with team members. The CDSS’s overall process advantage to the prehospital stroke process is assumed to lead to a prehospital care that is both safer and of higher quality. The key to user acceptance of a system such as this CDSS is the relative advantages of improved documentation process and the resulting patient journal. This could improve the overall prehospital stroke process.

  • 348.
    Andersson Hagiwara, Magnus
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Magnusson, Carl
    University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital,.
    Herlitz, Johan
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Seffel, Elin
    Department of Ambulance Care, Södra Älvsborg Hospital.
    Axelsson, Christer
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Munters, Monica
    Department of Ambulance Care, Region of Dalarna.
    Strömsöe, Anneli
    School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalens högskola.
    Nilsson, Lena
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care and Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University.
    Adverse events in prehospital emergency care: a trigger tool study2019In: BMC Emergency Medicine, Vol. 19, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Prehospital emergency care has developed rapidly during the past decades. The care is given in a complex context which makes prehospital care a potential high-risk activity when it comes to patient safety. Patient safety in the prehospital setting has been only sparsely investigated. The aims of the present study were 1) To investigate the incidence of adverse events (AEs) in prehospital care and 2) To investigate the factors contributing to AEs in prehospital care.

  • 349.
    Andersson Hagiwara, Magnus
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Nilsson, Lena
    Linköping University.
    Strömsöe, Anneli
    Mälardalens högskola.
    Axelsson, Christer
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Kängström, Anna
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Herlitz, Johan
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Patient safety and patient assessment in pre-hospital care: a study protocol2016In: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, ISSN 1757-7241, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 1-7Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Patient safety issues in pre-hospital care are poorly investigated. The aim of the planned study is to

    survey patient safety problems in pre-hospital care in Sweden.

    Methods/Design: The study is a retro-perspective structured medical record review based on the use of 11 screening

    criteria. Two instruments for structured medical record review are used: a trigger tool instrument designed for

    pre-hospital care and a newly development instrument designed to compare the pre-hospital assessment with

    the final hospital assessment. Three different ambulance organisations are participating in the study. Every month,

    one rater in each organisation randomly collects 30 medical records for review. With guidance from the review

    instrument, he/she independently reviews the record. Every month, the review team meet for a discussion of

    problematic reviews. The results will be analysed with descriptive statistics and logistic regression.

    Discussion: The findings will make an important contribution to knowledge about patient safety issues in prehospital

    care.

  • 350.
    Andersson Hagiwara, Magnus
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Suserud, Björn-Ove
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Andersson-Gare, Boel
    Sjöqvist, Bengt-Arne
    Henricson, Maria
    Jonsson, Anders
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    The effect of a Computerised Decision Support System (CDSS) on compliance with the prehospital assessment process: results of an interrupted time-series study2014In: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, ISSN 1472-6947, E-ISSN 1472-6947, Vol. 14, no 70Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND:Errors in the decision-making process are probably the main threat to patient safety in the prehospital setting. The reason can be the change of focus in prehospital care from the traditional "scoop and run" practice to a more complex assessment and this new focus imposes real demands on clinical judgment. The use of Clinical Guidelines (CG) is a common strategy for cognitively supporting the prehospital providers. However, there are studies that suggest that the compliance with CG in some cases is low in the prehospital setting. One possible way to increase compliance with guidelines could be to introduce guidelines in a Computerized Decision Support System (CDSS). There is limited evidence relating to the effect of CDSS in a prehospital setting. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of CDSS on compliance with the basic assessment process described in the prehospital CG and the effect of On Scene Time (OST).METHODS:In this time-series study, data from prehospital medical records were collected on a weekly basis during the study period. Medical records were rated with the guidance of a rating protocol and data on OST were collected. The difference between baseline and the intervention period was assessed by a segmented regression.RESULTS:In this study, 371 patients were included. Compliance with the assessment process described in the prehospital CG was stable during the baseline period. Following the introduction of the CDSS, compliance rose significantly. The post-intervention slope was stable. The CDSS had no significant effect on OST.CONCLUSIONS:The use of CDSS in prehospital care has the ability to increase compliance with the assessment process of patients with a medical emergency. This study was unable to demonstrate any effects of OST.

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