Faculty & Position:Child Health Nursing  professor
Contact:kyoko-kobayashi[at]slcn.ac.jp convert [at] to @
Last Updated: Jun. 03, 2020 at 05:05

Researcher Profile & Settings


  • 2012The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine
  • 2006The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine
  • 2001St. Luke's College of Nursing

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Apr. 2016- TodayProfessor, Graduate School of Nursing Sciences, St. Luke's International University
  • Aug. 2014Mar. 2016St. Luke's International University
  • Apr. 2011Jul. 2014School of Nursing, Jichi Medical University
  • Sep. 2012Jan. 2013Fulbright Scholar, School of Nursing, Center for health Equity Research, University of Pennsylvania
  • Apr. 2007Mar. 2010Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University
  • Apr. 2006Mar. 2007School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kobe University

Association Memberships



  • 博士(保健学)

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Life sciences / Lifelong developmental nursing / Family Nursing
  • Life sciences / Clinical nursing / Pediatric Nursing

Research Interests

    , Pediatric Oncology , Quality of Life , QOL , PedsQL , Childhood cancer survivor , Late effects , Pediatric nursing

Published Papers

  • Maternal caregiving demands for Adolescent and young adult childhood brain tumor survivors living in the home
    Palma E, Deatrick JA, Hobbie WL, Ogle SK, Kobayashi K, Maldonado L
    Oncology Nursing Forum 42(3) 222-229 2015 [Refereed]
  • The development and implementation of the Maternal Mental Health Promotion Program for expectant mothers
    Ikeda M, Nishigaki K, Kida M, Setoyama A, Kobayashi K, Kamibeppu K
    Open Journal of Nursing 2014(4) 971-979 2014 [Refereed]
  • The effectiveness of a forest therapy (shinrin-yoku) program for girls aged l2to14years: A crossover study
    Honashi N, Kobayashi K
    Stress Science Research 28 82-89 2013 [Refereed]
  • Reliability and validity of the PedsQL (TM) Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in Japan
    Kyoko Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Okano, Naohiro Hohashi
    QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH 20(7) 1091-1102 Sep. 2011 [Refereed]
    Purpose To examine the reliability and validity of the Japanese-language version of the PedsQL (TM) Multidimensional Fatigue Scale and to investigate the agreement between child self-reported fatigue and parent proxy-reported fatigue. Methods The Japanese-language version of the PedsQL (TM) Multidimensional Fatigue Scale was administered to 652 preschoolers and schoolchildren aged 5-12 and their parents, and to 91 parents of preschool children aged 1-4. Results Internal consistency reliability was 0.62-0.87 for children and 0.81-0.93 for parents. Known-group validity was examined between a group of healthy samples (n = 530) and chronic condition sample (n = 102); the chronically ill group reported a significantly higher perceived fatigue problem. Correlations between child self- and parent proxy reports ranged from poor to fair. In subgroups identified by cluster analysis based on child self-reported scores, the greatest agreement between child and parent reports was seen in the good HRQOL group, while the least occurred in the poor HRQOL group. The parents overestimated their child's fatigue more when the child's HRQOL was low. Conclusion The Japanese-language version of the PedsQL (TM) Multidimensional Fatigue Scale demonstrated good reliability and validity and could be useful in evaluating Japanese children in school and health care settings.
  • Measuring quality of life in Japanese children: Development of the Japanese version of PedsQL
    Kyoko Kobayashi, Kiyoko Kamibeppu
    PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL 52(1) 80-88 Feb. 2010 [Refereed]
    Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is perceived as an important health-care outcome. There are several systems for measuring the HRQL in adults but there are few such systems for children in Japan. Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) is valid and demonstrates excellent reliability in the USA, Europe, and Asian countries. The aim of the present study was therefore to develop the Japanese version of PedsQL. Methods: A two-step procedure was performed: translation of PedsQL, followed by examination of the psychometric properties in a cross-sectional study. The feasibility, reproducibility, internal consistency reliability, factor structure, and concurrent and clinical validity were examined. Results: The internal consistency reliability of the Child Self-Reports of young children was slightly low, but that of the Child Self-Reports of school children and adolescents was good. Further, all the Parent Proxy-Reports had excellent alphas. The Japanese version had satisfactory feasibility for all age ranges. The intercorrelation of subscales supported the multidimensional factor structure. Clinical validity was examined by analysis of variance performed for four groups with different health conditions (healthy, chronic needs only, mental condition only, and chronic needs and mental condition). The scores of each functioning scale differed among the four groups, with the healthy group having the highest scores for all functioning scales. Conclusions: The Japanese version of PedsQL can be applied in community and school health settings in Japan. Because children with chronic health needs and mental conditions were included, the Japanese version of PedsQL is expected to be useful in clinical settings.
  • Investigation into Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome, Covering Their School Lives, Quality of Life and Family Functioning of Their Mothers
    Hohashi N, Kobayashi K, Takagi A
    School Health 50(1) 18-26 2008 [Refereed]
  • Self-reported depressive symptoms in school children: A survey of three schools in Tokyo metropolitan area
    Kamibeppu K, Kobayashi K
    Japanese Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 49 9-22 2008 [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Challenge to establishment of a nurse-led long-term follow-up system in Japan
    Kobayashi K
    7th International Nursing Conference on Children and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship Apr. 2016 [Invited]
  • A Meta-ethnography of family interrelationships during survivorship of childhood cancer
    Kobayashi K, Cricco-Lizza R, Deatrick JA
    12th International Family Nursing Conference Aug. 2015
  • Health-related quality of life in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who were treated the Japan Association of Childhood Leukemia Study ALL02-Revised
    Kobayashi K, Nakagami-Yamaguchi E, Hayakawa A, Adachi S, Hara J, Tokimasa S, Ohta H, Hashii Y, Rikiishi T, Sawada M, Kuriyama K, Kohdera U, Kamibeppu K, Kawasaki H, Oda M, Hori H
    The International Society of Paediatric Oncology Sep. 2013
    Pediatric Oncology Nursing
  • Relationship between parental bonding and posttraumatic stress symptoms of childhood cancer survivors
    Kamibeppu K, Kobayashi K, Murayama S, Nishigaki K, Ikeda M, Fujioka H, Konishi M, Sato I, Higuchi A, Hoshi Y
    International Family Nursing Association Jun. 2013
    Family nursing
  • Interrelation between sibling’s quality of life and parent’s family functioning in families with children with childhood cancer: a multiinformant study
    Kobayashi K, Hayakawa A, Hohashi N
    International Family Nursing Association Jun. 2013
    Pediatric Oncology Nursing
  • Fatigue and quality of life in patients with citrin deficiency during adaptation and compensation stage, in Clinical characteristics in citrin deficiency
    Kyoko Kobayashi
    The AASPP-International Symposium on Citrin Deficiency 2011 [Invited]
  • Trends in East Asian Family Nursing,The Current Status of Family Nursing Education and Research in Asian Countries
    Kyoko Kobayashi
    9th International Family Nursing Conference 2009 [Invited]


  • Long-term follow up for childhood cancer survivors
    Eiko Shibata, Kyoko Kobayashi
    Nursing care guidelines for children with cancer and their families 2018 73-76 Mar. 2019

Awards & Honors

  • 2010 Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology Quality of life of siblings of a child with childhood cancer

Research Grants & Projects

  • Quality of life in siblings of childhood cancer patients
    Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
    Project Year: 2008 - 2009  

Copyright (c) MEDIA FUSION Co.,Ltd. All rights reserved.