Takeaki Takeuchi

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OBJECTIVE Health literacy (HL), the capacity of individuals to access, understand, and use health information to make informed and appropriate health-related decisions, has been recognized as an important concept in patient education and disease management. This study examined the psychometric properties of newly developed scales for measuring three(More)
AIM The evidence is conflicting as to whether or not metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with depression and anxiety. For this reason, we have investigated the association of MetS with depression and anxiety in Japanese men. METHODS MetS was defined as in the new (2006) criteria of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and depression and(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies on the association between the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and depression have reported conflicting findings. This 1-year cohort study aims to evaluate the association of MetS with the development of both depression and anxiety. METHODS The cohort comprised 956 Japanese male employees of an enterprise (mean age, 42.7 years; SD,(More)
According to the meta-analysis performed by de Leon and Diaz, the smoking rate was higher among schizophrenia patients than in the general population with the exception of the populations of Japan and Colombia. The purpose of this study was to reexamine the association between schizophrenia and smoking among Japanese schizophrenia patients using objective(More)
Introduction Suicide is among the most tragic outc comes of all mental disorders. WHO estimates that, worldwide, there are approximately one million deaths from suicide each year, and 20 times this numc ber of people attempt suicide. Although the Japanese population leads the world in longevity, it has a high rate of suicide that is globally ranked ninth.(More)
BACKGROUND Lifestyle modification in healthy workers is challenging. We aim to investigate associations between job stress and healthy behavior change among workers. METHODS This cross-sectional study investigated 1,183 Japanese male white-collar workers in 2008 during health checkups for Metabolic Syndrome. Healthy behavior included either a(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The metabolic risk factors obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia are closely associated with renal dysfunction. As psychosocial stress affects these risk factors, here, we examined relationships between metabolic risk factors and renal function, and their(More)
Chronic benzodiazepine (BDZ) users often have difficulty with BDZ withdrawal. To examine clinical effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) on tapering BDZ use in non-depressive patients, 97 outpatients with a history of BDZ use for at least 3 months were recruited at an internal medicine clinic of a university hospital. After the 4th edition(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The prevalence of low birth weight (LBW) infants in Japan has doubled in the last several decades. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) on LBW infants of Japanese women. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN This retrospective study was conducted using(More)
INTRODUCTION There have been conflicting findings on whether metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with smoking and alcohol intake. This study investigated the association of MetS with smoking and alcohol intake. METHODS MetS was defined according to the International Diabetes Federation criteria, and smoking and alcohol intake were evaluated for 1,215(More)