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  • Wernesjö, Ulrika
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Society, Division of Social Work. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Across the threshold: Negotiations of deservingness among unaccompanied young refugees in Sweden2020In: Journal of ethnic and migration studies, ISSN 1369-183X, E-ISSN 1469-9451, Vol. 46, no 2, p. 389-404Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the aftermath of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ in 2015, unaccompanied minors have been depicted as potential threats and challenges to receiving countries in the Swedish public debate. Through narratives of unaccompanied youngsters from 2011 to 2012, this article will illustrate that these youngsters were already struggling with the ambiguous refugee figures of the ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ prior to the events of 2015. By studying their narratives, I analyse how deservingness comes into play in how they constitute themselves as subjects. In their narratives, they describe themselves as responsible, hard-working youngsters in relation to education and future working life. Moreover, their narratives also illustrate how descriptions of diligence and agency are used in order to oppose the discourse figures of unaccompanied minors as threats or victims. I conclude by suggesting that these narratives can be seen as manifestations of conditional belonging centred on deservingness, which the youngsters negotiate also after they have been granted protection.

  • Leijon, Matti
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Operations management Region Östergötland, Övrig enhet.
    Åsberg, Katarina
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Operations management Region Östergötland, Övrig enhet.
    Karlsson, Nadine
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Skagerström, Janna
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Operations management Region Östergötland, Research and Development Unit.
    Dannapfel, Petra
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Arvidsson, Daniel
    University of Gothenburg,Sweden.
    A Weight-Loss and Healthy Living Program for Men Delivered in Swedish Football and Ice-Hockey Clubs (ViSiT): Results from the ViSiT Feasibility Study2019In: Health, ISSN 1949-4998, Vol. 11, p. 1473-1486Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Men appear less interested than women in engaging in health-promoting programs. We investigated the feasibility and proof of concept of a novel intervention program targeting male supporters of professional sports clubs. Methods: Our intervention is called ViSiT and the target population in this study was overweight male supporters aged 35 - 65 years with a body mass index ≥ 28 kg/m2, recruited through one football and one ice-hockey club. The participants (n = 22) participated in a 12-week lifestyle intervention with a 52-week follow-up. Body fat was assessed using bioelectrical impedance analysis. Results: The retention rate was high with 21 participants completing the 12-week program and 17 attending at least 10 of 12 sessions. Mean (standard deviation) body weight and fat reduction after 12 weeks was 8.2 (4.6) kg and 6.6 (3.6) kg, respectively. At 52 weeks, body weight and fat reduction were maintained at 6.4 (6.7) kg and 4.5 (6.5) kg. Even after 52 weeks follow-up, the participants appreciated most components of the ViSiT program and perceived the ViSiT program to have high impact on most health-related aspects investigated. Conclusions: The ViSiT program demonstrated a successful retention rate and clinically relevant weight reduction in Swedish overweight men. The maintenance of bodyweight reduction and positive experience after 1 year indicate a long-term effect of the ViSiT concept.

  • Nasr, Patrik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, Division of Diagnostics and Specialist Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Gastroentorology.
    Fredrikson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Division of Inflammation and Infection. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Forum Östergötland.
    Ekstedt, Mattias
    Linköping University, Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, Division of Diagnostics and Specialist Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Gastroentorology.
    Kechagias, Stergios
    Linköping University, Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, Division of Diagnostics and Specialist Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Gastroentorology.
    The Amount of Liver Fat Predicts Mortality and Development of Type 2 Diabetes in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.2020In: Liver international (Print), ISSN 1478-3223, E-ISSN 1478-3231Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND & AIMS: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a risk factor for development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We aimed to evaluate whether conventional histological grading of steatosis and accurate quantification of fat content in liver biopsies using stereological point counting (SPC) can predict mortality and future development of T2DM in NAFLD patients.

    METHODS: 129 patients with biopsy proven NAFLD, enrolled between 1988 and 1992, were re-evaluated on two occasions, after 13.7 (±1.5) and 23.2 (±6.8) years. In patients accepting to undergo the procedure, repeat liver biopsies were performed on each follow-up and were evaluated with conventional histopathological methodology and SPC.

    RESULTS: Of the 106 patients without T2DM at baseline, 66 (62%) developed T2DM during a mean follow-up of 23.2 (± 6.8) years. Steatosis grade and liver fat measured with SPC independently (adjusted for age, BMI, fibrosis stage) predicted development of T2DM with an aHR of 1.60 per grade and 1.03 for each SPC percentage increase, respectively. Overall mortality and development of T2DM was more common in patients with grade 3 steatosis compared to lower grades of steatosis. Liver fat measured with SPC was significant for overall mortality (aHR 1.04). In patients that underwent repeat biopsy, reduction of liver fat measured with SPC was associated with decreased risk of developing T2DM (aHR 0.91 for each SPC percentage decrease).

    CONCLUSION: Steatosis grade and liver fat measured with SPC predict mortality and the risk of developing T2DM in NAFLD. Reduction of liver fat decreases the risk of developing T2DM.

  • Eriksson, Daniel
    Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Information Coding.
    A Comparison of Parallel Algorithms for Calculating the Anti-Aliased Euclidean Distance Transform2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis presents a comparison of three different parallel algorithms, adapted to calculate the anti-aliased euclidean distance transform. They were originally designed to calculate the binary euclidean distance transform. The three algorithms are; SKW, Jump Flooding Algorithm (JFA), and Parallel Banding Algorithm (PBA). The results presented here show that the two simpler algorithms, SKW and JFA, can easily be adapted to calculate the anti-aliased transform rather than the binary transform. These two algorithms show good performance in regards to accuracy and precision. The more complex algorithm, PBA, is not as easily adapted. The design of this algorithm is based on some assumptions about the binary transform, which do not hold true in the case of the anti-aliased transform. Because of this the algorithm does not produce a transform with the same level of accuracy as the other algorithms produce.

  • Deligiannis, Johannes
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Media and Information Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Real-Time Rendering of Soft Shadows2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis presents a method to render real time soft shadows efficiently on modern GPU’s using a combination of low discrepancy sampling sequences and spatiotemporal convolution. A theoretical foundation of shadows and shadow rendering will be presented together with common algorithms used for shadow rendering and light space convolution. The method presented is a reasonable candidate for games and other interactive applications aiming to provide visually pleasing soft shadows.

  • Nilsson Ebers, Rasmus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Mätetal inom Virtuell Design och Konstruktion2019Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The background of this study is that the measurement figures are an important part of projects which use VDC, Virtual Design and Construction, as a method for the project. How companies choose to work with the measurement figures and which resources they have available differ. This study is carried out on behalf of Tyréns, which is a company that is at the beginning of using this method in selected projects. Together with this study, they want to bring forth a method to show the project organization and the client how they work with VDC. This study is, therefore, an initial study to examine a suitable way to work with measurement figures and is accomplished by answering the questions:

    • • Which measurement figures are relevant to measure, concerning to BIM, to achieve the customer's and the project's goals?
    • • How can these measurements be presented to the project participants in an educational way?

    The study has been conducted at Tyrén's office in Stockholm together with staff from Tyrén's own BIM department. The material in this study has been produced through an interview with Jakob Berggren, who is the Head of the Department, and through two workshops where participants were allowed to discuss an appropriate approach in common. This material has been analyzed together with previous studies to finally present two measurement figures and how these can be presented.

    Based on the results of the study, it was found that clear BIM-related goals are currently lacking, which is essential for measuring figures to be useful in the project. Despite this, the participants in the study considered that the number of collisions in a BIM model and the time saved thanks to automatic processes are considered as appropriate metrics, to begin with. The initial work should then be to build up a history of these two metrics to set appropriate goals and get the customer and project management to understand the benefits of BIM. By understanding the benefits of BIM, the expectation is that BIM-related goals will be formulated earlier in projects.

    Furthermore, the metrics should be presented, according to the participants of the study, on the project's project page which is SharePoint, developed by Microsoft. The presentation of the metrics is most suitable in the form of a dashboard. The visual design is of great importance to give the project participants a clear and concrete picture of the metrics without being misled. Finally, an appropriate proposal for the design of this dashboard is presented at the end of the report and taking into account the appropriate guidelines that emerged during the study.