Young-Jae Hong

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AIM The Kihon Checklist is extensively used in Japan to identify elderly persons who are at risk of requiring support/care. We aimed to determine whether or not the Kihon Checklist can estimate frailty status defined by the Cardiovascular Health Study criteria. METHODS This cross-sectional study evaluated the Kihon Checklist and activities of daily living(More)
Choice of treatment and in-home palliative care are important for the cancer care of the elderly. In recent years, comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), which has been developed as a multidimensional evaluation method for the elderly, has been attracting attention for cancer care as well. CGA can be a common language for the choice of treatment and(More)
It is unclear how hospitals should support a patient's decision to return home to die. Thus, we retrospectively examined the usefulness of support from an End-Of-Life Care Team in such difficult decision making. The subjects included non-cancer patients and the elderly. Our results suggest that the burden of making difficult decisions decreases with support(More)
Palliative care improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illnesses by promoting the prevention and relief of suffering. Palliative care in Japan has been developed mainly for cancer patients. At the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, an end-of-life care team (EOLCT) has been(More)
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