Faculty & Position:Child Health Nursing  professor
Contact:kyoko-kobayashi[at]slcn.ac.jp convert [at] to @
Last Updated: Aug. 07, 2019 at 14:40

Researcher Profile & Settings


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

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Apr. 2016- TodayProfessor, St. Luke's International University
  • Aug. 2014Mar. 2016St. Luke's International University
  • Sep. 2012Jan. 2013Fulbright Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

Association Memberships



  • 博士(保健学)

Research Activities

Research Areas

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

Research Interests

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

Published Papers

  • HRQOL of Japanese children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia during and after chemotherapy
    Kobayashi K, Yamaguchi E, Hayakawa A, Adachi S, Hara J, TokimasaS, Ohta H, Hashii Y, Rikiishi T, Sawada M, Kuriyama K, Kohdera U, KamibeppuK, Kawasaki H, Oda M, Hori H
    Pediatrics International 59(2) 145-153 2017 [Refereed]
  • 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]
  • Interrelations between siblings and parents in families living with children with cancerl
    Kobayashi K, Hayakawa A, & Hohashi N
    Journal of Family Nursing 21(1) 119-148 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]
  • Fatigue and quality of life in citrin deficiency during adaptation and compensation stage
    Okano Y, Kobayashi K, Ihara K, Ito T, Yoshino M, Watanabe Y, Kaji S, Ohura T, Nagao M, Noguchi A, Mushiake S, Hohashi N, Hashimoto-Tamaoki T
    Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 109(1) 9-13 2013 [Refereed]
  • Reliability and validity of the PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in Japan
    Kobayashi K, Okano Y, Hohashi N
    Quality of Life Research 20(7) 1091-1102 2011 [Refereed]
  • Quality of life reporting by parent-child dyads in Japan grouped by depressive status
    Kobayashi K, Kamibeppu K
    Nursing and Health Sciences 13(2) 170-177 2011 [Refereed]
  • Validation of the Japanese version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) Cancer Module
    Tsuji N, Kakee N, Ishida Y, Asami K, Tabuchi K, Nakadate H, Iwai T, Maeda M, Okamura J, Kazama T, Terao Y, Ohyama W, Yuza Y, Kaneko T, Manabe A, Kobayashi K, Kamibeppu K, Matsushima E
    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 9: 22 2011 [Refereed]
  • Measuring quality of life in Japanese children: Development of the Japanese version of PedsQL™
    Kobayashi K, Kamibeppu K
    Pediatrics International 52(1) 80-88 2010 [Refereed]
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Depressive symptoms among children and adolescents in the Tokyo metropolitan area
  • Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Diseases in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  • Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Decreases Levels of Serum Amyloid A and Improves Autonomic Function in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome.
  • Dominant negative RhoA and Rac inhibit proliferation, invasion and metastasis in lung cancer.
  • Serum levels of circulating adipocytokines, leptin and adiponectin, in obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment improves elevated soluble CD40 Ligand in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
  • Important Role in Vascular CRP in Coronary Plaque Instability

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  Investigator(s):Kyoko KOBAYASHI

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