Keigo Kumamoto

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BACKGROUND Relatively few observational studies have been conducted on the impact of home care services on burden or other aspects of the caregiver's experience. OBJECTIVES To examine whether the use of care services reduces the feelings of burden among family caregivers in Japan. Specifically, the study was aimed at testing the following three(More)
Since the 1970s, the burden of caregiving has been the subject of rather intense study, a trend that will continue with the rapid graying of populations worldwide. Since the Long-Term Care insurance system began in 2000, few cross-sectional studies have attempted to identify factors related to the feelings of burden among caregivers looking after the(More)
The eight-item short version of the Japanese version of the Zarit Burden Interview (J-ZBI_8) has been confirmed for reliability and validity, and its two subscales (personal strain and role strain) are based on the factor structure of the ZBI. It has been demonstrated that these subscales have good reliability. The aim of the present study was to confirm(More)
It is necessary and important to quantify the handicap sustained by individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI); however, few instruments are available to measure the level of the disability. One of the best developed and most often used measures is the Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique (CHART). Nevertheless, a Japanese version has not yet(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to examine factors related to potentially harmful behaviors (PHB) by family caregivers towards their older family members. METHODS Four hundred and twelve pairs of disabled older adults and their family caregivers participated in the study. All of these disabled older adults were users of visiting nursing(More)
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