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BACKGROUND To the authors' knowledge, there had been no evidence for the efficacy of psychosocial intervention among Japanese cancer patients. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of a psychosocial group intervention in reducing psychologic distress and enhancing coping in this population in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS The(More)
Though psychosocial group intervention is considered in the West to be an important source of support for reducing psychosocial distress in cancer patients, in Asian countries, there has been no research as yet on the needs for such intervention. This study investigated the level of participation and interest in psychosocial group intervention plus any(More)
PURPOSE Few data are available on factors encouraging continued caregiving at home, especially in relation to positive perceptions of caregiving and the care burden. This study was conducted to explore this question. METHODS We collected data from forty caregivers using Visiting nursing station, with structured interviews conducted at home. RESULTS 1.(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate physical and psychosocial characteristics together with life activities related to functional changes among frail elderly, including J-rank individuals able to walk outdoors and take a bus as well as people of A-rank capable of moving around inside the house but incapable of going outside. METHODS The(More)
This paper examines the applicability of psychosocial group intervention for Japanese patients with primary breast cancer. The study included two phases. First, we examined the applicability for Japanese patients of an intervention model developed in a Western country. The model, based on the work of Fawzy and Fawzy (1994) on a structured psychosocial group(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study are as follows: 1. To determine incidence proportion estimations and prevalence of pressure ulcers in home care settings. 2. To clarify the effective nursing care for prevention and treatments of pressure ulcers at visiting nursing service stations. 3. To show whether demographic characteristics are factors in pressure(More)
PURPOSE Changes in public health nursing education have been consideration. Theses changes include a dramatic increase in the number of public health nurses (PHNs) who have enrolled for nursing courses at university. This study was conducted to assess the current status and future of public health nursing education as perceived by teachers and students at(More)
The purpose of the present study was to describe characteristics of the housebound elderly by their mobility levels. Disabled elderly people in Japan were interviewed at home by nurses. Housebound status was defined as people who left the house less than once a week. Characteristics of housebound elderly were compared with non-housebound elderly by three(More)