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In developed countries, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has become a chronic disease. The aims of this study were to clarify the physical, social, and psychological factors affecting Japanese HIV patients in a stable condition and to identify factors related to mental health of employed and unemployed HIV patients. The target subjects were people with(More)
We herein report on the current status of Japanese HIV-positive patients with coagulation disorders, primarily hemophilia, based on the national survey of 31 May 2006. The total number of registered patients was 1,431 (Hemophilia A 1,086; Hemophilia B 325; von Willebrand disease 8; others 12), and 604 of these patients were deceased by 31 May 2006. The(More)
  • K Ohira
  • 1980
Pure psychiatric patients at an internal medicine clinic were studied to obtain the basic information about this relatively-unexplored "frontier" of psychiatry. Among 527 fresh cases examined in two years, 8.2% were psychiatric ones; neurotic cases comprised 4.0%, depressive cases 2.1% and schizophrenic cases 1.7%. About half of the pure psychiatric(More)
BACKGROUND Chronically ill children are increasingly expected to join their peers in regular classrooms. However, sometimes schools do not provide adequate assistance. This study explores nursing teachers' thoughts and experiences on integrating such students into regular classrooms in Japan. METHODS We analysed 79 essays written by nursing teachers(More)
INTRODUCTION Most children with haemophilia in Japan study in mainstream schools. However, many mothers have difficulty deciding whether to inform teachers of their child's haemophilia because of the accompanying potential discrimination and prejudice, particularly after the press coverage on the HIV scandal in the 1980s. AIMS We therefore aim to explore(More)