Kyoko Yoshioka-Maeda

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BACKGROUND The rising caesarean section rate is an important public health concern that in turn increases maternal and perinatal risks of adverse effects, unnecessary medical consumption, and inequities in worldwide access. The aim of this study was to investigate caesarean section indications by maternal age group and examine the association between age(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to explore the tacit knowledge of public health nurses in identifying community health problems and developing relevant new projects. Previous research only roughly showed those skills for creating new community health services, such as lobbying. METHOD Nine Japanese public health nurses who had created new(More)
AIM To explore the strategies that public health nurses use to assess the feasibility of creating new services. BACKGROUND Although creating a needs-oriented service is a core competency of public health nurses, the practical approaches taken to assess the feasibility of developing new projects are unclear. DESIGN Ten Japanese public health nurses were(More)
AIM To clarify the significance of public health nurses' practice, we introduced the activities of Japanese public health nurses and tried to develop a model based on the purpose of their work. BACKGROUND Despite international efforts toward clarifying public health nurses' practice, earlier models based on the purpose of their activities were(More)
OBJECTIVES Public health nurses (PHNs) have to regularly develop new projects that actively solve community health problems. The purpose of this study was to clarify the difficulties encountered by PHNs while developing a new project and their solutions for them. We also aimed to examine the effect of experience of Japanese PHNs in developing new projects,(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify characteristics of mothers who face difficulties with childrearing. DESIGN AND SAMPLE Cross-sectional study. During 2014, 221 mothers and 248 children living in City A within the Tokyo metropolis were registered as requiring help with childrearing. Nursing records of 205 mothers (92.8%) and their 227 children (91.5%) were available.(More)
OBJECTIVES Health and welfare professionals experience difficulties during their casework on individuals in the community. The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics and related factors of those in the community who refuse the support of health and welfare professionals. METHODS Since 2006, based on a signed research agreement between(More)
PURPOSE Public health nurses (PHNs) need to develop new projects to solve community health problems as an active strategy. The purpose of this study was to clarify how many Japanese PHNs actually have experience of project development process, and to examine related factors. METHOD By using random-sampling, we chose 374 municipalities from a total of(More)
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