Erika Tanaka

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BACKGROUND Menstrual symptoms are associated with various health problems in women of reproductive age, and this may impact their quality of life. Despite this, Japanese women are likely to hesitate seeking a specialist's medical help for their menstrual symptoms. PURPOSE To study subject parameters including symptom severity, gynecological disorders, and(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of incorporating quality-of-life (QoL) assessments into medical practice is growing as health care practice shifts from a "disease-based" to a "patient-centered" model. The prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is increasing in today's aging population. The purpose of this paper is: (1) to discuss, by reviewing the(More)
BACKGROUND muscle strength and power are two factors affecting balance. The impact of muscle strength and power on postural control has not been fully explored among different age strata over sixty. OBJECTIVES the aim of the present study was to assess the muscle strength and power of elderly women in different age groups and determine their correlation(More)
A key challenge in a ubiquitous network society is the design of effective authentication and access control schemes that adequately meet the unique security issues posed by the context-aware service paradigm. Despite recent advances in Web services security approaches, issues remain that impede the development of context-aware authentication and access(More)
BACKGROUND Risk of falls increases as age advances. Complaints of impaired balance are very common in the elderly age group. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to investigate whether the subjective perception of impaired balance was associated with deficits in postural control (objective analysis) in elderly community-dwelling women. METHOD(More)
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