Shimako Suzuki

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We developed a novel multifaceted psychosocial intervention program which involves screening for psychological distress and comprehensive support including individually tailored psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy provided by mental health professionals. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the feasibility of the intervention program and its(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to qualitatively examine the content of the psychological responses in interviews with breast cancer outpatients receiving initial medical consultation. METHOD The participants were 180 people who visited the breast cancer outpatient clinic at Kitasato University Hospital between November 2004 and August 2005. The(More)
A total of 272 men and 252 women with cancer participated in a study of the impact of being married and the presence of spousal support on psychological distress and coping with cancer. All participants underwent a structured interview and completed the Profile of Mood States and the Mental Adjustment to Cancer scale. Multivariate analysis controlling for(More)
This study aimed to identify gender differences in the impact of performance status (PS) 1, that is, of physically mild impairment, on psychological distress and coping in ambulatory cancer patients. The subjects were 260 male and 242 female cancer outpatients who participated in a structured interview and completed the Profile of Mood States and the Mental(More)
The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program is a training program for non-health professionals that deals with persons with a mental health crisis (Kitchener & Jorm, 2006). The MHFA-Japan team was established in 2007, and a founding member completed a MHFA training program in Melbourne, University of Australia. We consulted with Jorm and Kitchener, and(More)