Suimei Morikawa

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A rating scale for assessing troublesome behavior associated with dementia illnesses was developed. This instrument, named the troublesome behavior scale (TBS), is designed to be completed by family and professional caregivers. It is comprised of 14 questions assessing a variety of types of disruptive or burdensome behavior. Two of the 14 questions differ(More)
To determine the annual incidence of fall-related injuries among community-dwelling elderly people with dementia and to identify the factors predicting those likely to sustain such injuries, we conducted a cohort study with a one-year follow-up. As predicting factors, we paid particular attention to behavioural problems and difficulties in helping with(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the longitudinal course of behavioral disturbances and to examine whether these disturbances are stage dependent during the course of Alzheimer disease (AD). One hundred seven community-dwelling patients with probable AD were assessed up to six times annually by using a validated and reliable rating scale, the(More)
A rating scale measuring care status related to assistance with basic ADL for demented patients was developed. This instrument, named the ABCD, is designed to be completed by family and professional caregivers, and consists of two subscales assessing the level of difficulty of help with the ADL (difficulty scale) and the reasons why assistance is needed(More)
This study examined whether the functional field of view was shrunk by negative emotion. The functional field of view was determined in terms of the number detection task, in which a number presented for a brief exposure peripherally in one of the four video screen corners. Participants watched either negative emotional or neutral event on the screen.(More)
AIM This study aimed to determine the frequency of low mental well-being and associated factors among homeless people in Japan. METHODS A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted. Data were collected through in-person interviews of 423 homeless persons living in two areas of Tokyo. Mental well-being was assessed using the Japanese version of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to investigate the frequency and correlates of suicidal behavior among homeless people in Japan. METHODS A face-to-face survey was conducted in two districts of Tokyo, Japan, with 423 subjects who resided on streets and riversides and in urban parks and stations (street homeless) or who were residents of shelters,(More)
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