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Validity and Reliability of the Japanese Version of the Caregiver Reaction Assessment Scale (CRA-J) for Community-Dwelling Cancer Patients
TLDR
The Caregiver Reaction Assessment (CRA) among caregivers of community-dwelling advanced cancer patients in Japan is valid and reliable.
Existential concerns of terminally ill cancer patients receiving specialized palliative care in Japan
TLDR
Existential concerns of Japanese terminally ill cancer patients were categorized as relationship-related concerns, loss of control, burden on others, lossof continuity, uncompleted life task, hope/hopelessness, and acceptance/preparation, which seemed to encompass universal human suffering beyond cultural differences.
Difficulties encountered by nurses in the care of terminally ill cancer patients in general hospitals in Japan
TLDR
The results showed that nurses working at general hospitals have experienced a high degree of difficulty overall while caring for the dying, particularly with communication with patients and families.
Distress of inpatients with terminal cancer in Japanese palliative care units: from the viewpoint of spirituality
TLDR
It was revealed that in patients who possessed pictures of how they wished to die as their "anchors in life" and who were in a severe physical condition, distress increased and they became confused after their physical symptoms were relieved following admission to PCU.
Nursing Autonomy Plays an Important Role in Nurses' Attitudes Toward Caring for Dying Patients
TLDR
Nursing autonomy plays an important role in the attitudes of Japanese nurses who care for dying patients and educational and administrative efforts to strengthen nursing autonomy are necessary.
Family caregiver's experiences in caring for a patient with terminal cancer at home in Japan
TLDR
The findings suggest that it is important to maintain the patient's personal qualities up to the time of death through appropriate symptom management, to respect the family bond of the household, and to provide professional support in order to reduce the load on the family.
Reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the Support Team Assessment Schedule (STAS-J)
TLDR
The Japanese version of the Support Team Assessment Schedule (STAS-J) is a reliable tool and its validity is acceptable, and should become a valuable tool, not only for daily clinical use, but also for research.
Effects of an Off-Site Walking Program on Energy Expenditure, Serum Lipids, and Glucose Metabolism in Middle-Aged Women
TLDR
Results show that systematic walking increases EEE and improves blood profiles in middle-aged women and is shown to increase exercise energy expenditure and improve blood profiles.
Nurse education program on meaninglessness in terminally ill cancer patients: a randomized controlled study of a novel two-day workshop.
TLDR
This short-term educational intervention had a significant beneficial effect on nurses' confidence and modest effects on attitudes and was a randomized controlled trial using the waiting list control.
Quality of life, day hospice needs, and satisfaction of community-dwelling patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers in Japan.
TLDR
The quality of life of community-dwelling patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers in home palliative care and day hospice settings is clarified and the initiation of day Hospice in Japan would probably be successful.
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