Publications


Changes in nurses' knowledge, difficulties, and self-reported practices toward palliative care for cancer patients in Japan: an analysis of two nationwide representative surveys in 2008 and 2015.
J Pain Symptom Manage 2017 Sep 14. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Internal Related, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunokicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0017, Japan.

Effects of End-of-Life Discussions on the Mental Health of Bereaved Family Members and Quality of Patient Death and Care.
J Pain Symptom Manage 2017 Jul 24;54(1):17-26.e1. Epub 2017 Apr 24.
Division of Palliative Nursing, Health Sciences, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.


Eating-related distress and need for nutritional support of families of advanced cancer patients: a nationwide survey of bereaved family members.
J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle 2016 Dec 15;7(5):527-534. Epub 2016 Feb 15.
Department of Palliative Nursing, Health Sciences Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine Sendai City Miyagi Japan.

Nationwide Japanese Survey About Deathbed Visions: "My Deceased Mother Took Me to Heaven".
J Pain Symptom Manage 2016 Nov 19;52(5):646-654.e5. Epub 2016 Sep 19.
Department of Palliative Nursing, Health Sciences, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.

Changes in Relatives' Perspectives on Quality of Death, Quality of Care, Pain Relief, and Caregiving Burden Before and After a Region-Based Palliative Care Intervention.
J Pain Symptom Manage 2016 Nov 21;52(5):637-645. Epub 2016 Sep 21.
Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team, and Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan.

The Association Between Pain and Quality of Life for Patients With Cancer in an Outpatient Clinic, an Inpatient Oncology Ward, and Inpatient Palliative Care Units.
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2016 Sep 12;33(8):782-90. Epub 2016 Feb 12.
Department of Palliative Nursing, Health Sciences, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan.

Evaluation of care for leukemia and lymphoma patients during their last hospitalization from the perspective of the bereaved family.
Leuk Res 2016 Aug 25;47:93-9. Epub 2016 May 25.
Department of Adult Nursing/Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan.

Association Between Bereaved Families' Sense of Security and Their Experience of Death in Cancer Patients: Cross-Sectional Population-Based Study.
J Pain Symptom Manage 2016 May 17;51(5):926-32. Epub 2015 Dec 17.
Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.


Changes in and Associations Among Functional Status and Perceived Quality of Life of Patients With Metastatic/Locally Advanced Cancer Receiving Rehabilitation for General Disability.
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2015 Nov 5;32(7):695-702. Epub 2014 Jun 5.
Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team, and Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan


Validation of the Japanese version of HFS-14, a disease-specific quality of life scale for patients suffering from hand-foot syndrome.
Support Care Cancer 2015 Sep 8;23(9):2739-45. Epub 2015 Feb 8.
Department of Adult Nursing/Palliative Care Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Bunkyo-kuHongo, Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan,


Length of home hospice care, family-perceived timing of referrals, perceived quality of care, and quality of death and dying in terminally ill cancer patients who died at home.
Support Care Cancer 2015 Feb 21;23(2):491-9. Epub 2014 Aug 21.
Department of Community Health Care, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1-20-1 Handayama Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 433-8558, Japan,

Place of death and the differences in patient quality of death and dying and caregiver burden.
J Clin Oncol 2015 Feb 22;33(4):357-63. Epub 2014 Dec 22.
Hiroya Kinoshita, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba; Isseki Maeda, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka; Tatsuya Morita, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital; Akemi Yamagishi, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka; Mitsunori Miyashita and Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi; Yutaka Shirahige, Shirahige Clinic, Nagasaki; Toru Takebayashi, Keio University School of Medicine; Ayumi Igarashi, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; and Kenji Eguchi, Graduate School of Medicine, Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan.

The importance of good death components among cancer patients, the general population, oncologists, and oncology nurses in Japan: patients prefer "fighting against cancer".
Support Care Cancer 2015 Jan 5;23(1):103-10. Epub 2014 Jul 5.
Department of Adult Nursing/Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan,

Which quality of life instruments are preferred by cancer patients in Japan? Comparison of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-C30 and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General.
Support Care Cancer 2014 Dec 28;22(12):3135-41. Epub 2014 May 28.
Department of Palliative Nursing, Health Sciences, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8575, Japan,

Nurse education program on meaninglessness in terminally ill cancer patients: a randomized controlled study of a novel two-day workshop.
J Palliat Med 2014 Dec;17(12):1298-305
1 Department of Palliative and Supportive Care and Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital , Hamamatsu, Japan .

Changes in quality of care and quality of life of outpatients with advanced cancer after a regional palliative care intervention program.
J Pain Symptom Manage 2014 Oct 2;48(4):602-10. Epub 2014 Apr 2.
Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team, and Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan.


Does a regional comprehensive palliative care program improve pain in outpatient cancer patients?
Support Care Cancer 2014 Sep 5;22(9):2445-55. Epub 2014 Apr 5.
Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team, and Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, 3453 Mikatahara-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 433-8558, Japan,

Psychometric properties of the Japanese version of the Concerns About Recurrence Scale (CARS-J).
Jpn J Clin Oncol 2014 May 7;44(5):456-62. Epub 2014 Apr 7.
*Department of Psychiatry and Cognitive-Behavioral Medicine, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 467-8601 Japan.

Regional medical professionals' confidence in providing palliative care, associated difficulties and availability of specialized palliative care services in Japan.
Jpn J Clin Oncol 2014 Mar 9;44(3):249-56. Epub 2014 Jan 9.
*Department of System Management in Nursing, Graduate School of Heath Care Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0034, Japan.

Exploring the perceived changes and the reasons why expected outcomes were not obtained in individual levels in a successful regional palliative care intervention trial: an analysis for interpretations.
Support Care Cancer 2013 Dec 10;21(12):3393-402. Epub 2013 Aug 10.
Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team, and Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, 3453 Mikatahara-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 433-8558, Japan,

Effects of a programme of interventions on regional comprehensive palliative care for patients with cancer: a mixed-methods study.
Lancet Oncol 2013 Jun 9;14(7):638-46. Epub 2013 May 9.
Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team, and Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan.

The current status and issues regarding hospital-based specialized palliative care service in Japanese Regional Cancer Centers: a nationwide questionnaire survey.
Jpn J Clin Oncol 2012 May 6;42(5):432-41. Epub 2012 Mar 6.
Medical Support and Partnership Division, Center for Cancer Control and Information Services, National Cancer Center, 5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan.


A region-based palliative care intervention trial using the mixed-method approach: Japan OPTIM study.
BMC Palliat Care 2012 Jan 11;11. Epub 2012 Jan 11.
Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team, and Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatahara, General Hospital 3453 Mikatahara-cho, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 433-8558, Japan.

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