Shoji Sakano

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The purpose of the present study was to statistically analyse the relationship between subjective evaluation of chewing ability and self-rated general health status in elderly Japanese residents. Interviews were conducted with 1,544 respondents over 65 years of age in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. The interviews included questions concerning age, sex, health(More)
OBJECTIVES Normal activity monitoring methods are mainly useful for relatively healthy and ablebodied people, but are not necessarily appropriate for elderly persons who may have difficulty in walking, or for the frail who may be bedridden. The purpose of this study was to examine 24-hour heart rate recording for the comparison of activity levels in daily(More)
The present study analyses the effectiveness of AIDS volunteers in mitigating the stigma attached to People With AIDS (PWAs) within the context of developing community-based care (CBC) in Thailand. A total of 86 trained village health volunteers (T-VHVs) and 99 non-trained village health volunteers (N-VHVs) were enrolled in the study. In addition, 58(More)
OBJECTIVES To clarify the factors affecting 'postmortem interval until finding' (PMI-f) among elderly unexpected death cases. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING All area of Yamagata prefecture in Japan. PARTICIPANTS Entering subjects were 5675 elderly cases with age of ≥65 years selected from all 9002 cases of unexpected death from 2002 to 2007 in(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to examine the utility of QuantiFERON TB-2G (QFT) in tuberculosis contact investigations performed by a public health center. METHODS Adachi City Public Health Center, Tokyo, started using QFT in its laboratory service in June, 2005. The results of QFT, as well as tuberculin skin tests (TSTs) performed in(More)
OBJECTIVE Although endemic goiter had been recognized in most parts of the country, there are few available data on iodine-deficiency disorders (IDDs) in Mongolia. This study aimed to characterize the current status of iodine deficiency in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia's capital city. DESIGN Cross-sectional, observational study designed and performed according(More)
2450 sera from students and 5215 sera from pregnant women were examined for the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) antibody. CT antibody positive rates were less than 5% with the students and 24.5% with the pregnant women suggesting the latter is significantly higher than former. The results provided a base for discussing possibility of using CT(More)
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