Yumiko Shimizu

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OBJECTIVES A frailty index for Japanese older people is not yet available. This study examined the validity of "Kaigo-Yobo Check-List" (CL) as a frailty index. METHODS The study site was Kusatsu town, Gunma prefecture. Out of 612 older persons aged 65 years and over who undertook a comprehensive geriatric assessment in 2007, results from 526 who had no(More)
Little is known regarding the longitudinal effects of bonding and bridging social capital on health. This study examined the longitudinal associations of bonding and bridging social capital with self-rated health, depressive mood, and cognitive decline in community-dwelling older Japanese. Data analyzed in this study were from the 2010 (baseline) and 2012(More)
BACKGROUND Investigation of frailty among elderly adults and development of prevention strategies to address this are critical in delaying progression of functional decline and thus extending healthy life expectancy. However, there has been no Japanese epidemiologic cohort study of frailty. The Hatoyama Cohort Study was launched in 2010 to identify factors(More)
Genetic analyses have contributed to improvements of economically important traits derived from adipose tissue such as fatty acid composition in beef. Elongation of very long chain fatty acids (ELOVL) genes encode for the enzymes that play an important role in elongation of long-chain fatty acids. In this study, we aimed to discover genetic polymorphisms of(More)
Characteristics of health conditions of functionally dependent elderly living in Shanghai and Tokyo were analyzed. In 1989, a survey was conducted in Shanghai incorporating screening and a questionnaire, designed and used in a survey conducted in 1985 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in Tokyo. The following results were obtained: 1) Prevalence of(More)
Porous Si-O-C films with lower dielectric constant (kappa) relative to silicon dioxide have been widely studied as inter-layer dielectrics in new-generation microelectronic devices. On the analysis of the film by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), it is susceptible of beam damage during both sample preparation by a focused ion beam (FIB) technique and(More)
The effect of family caregiver's attitudes to elderly on health conditions of functionally dependent elderly, relationships between family support and perceived burden among family caregivers, and factors related to family support were analyzed. Support in this study was defined as help directed at helping functionally dependent elderly achieve independence(More)
OBJECTIVES The effects of a comprehensive intervention program for community-dwelling elderly on frailty and dietary habits were examined. METHODS We conducted randomized control trials to examine the efficacy of the intervention. To examine lasting changes, we made paired comparisons between pre- and post- intervention and at a three-month follow-up. The(More)
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