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  • 学芸修士

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • Public Relations Activities of a Health Information Service Facility in a Nursing College
    Hishinuma Michiko, Ishikawa Michiko, Takahashi Keiko, Matsumoto Naoko, Suzuki Kumi, Uchida Chikako, Kanazawa Junko, Yoshikawa Nahoko, Kawagoe Hiromi
    Journal of St. Luke's Society of Nursing Research 11(1) 76-82 Jun. 2007
    Purpose: A health information service facility, where people can stop by to get health information, was opened on a nursing college campus three years ago. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between the increase of people who use the facility and public relations (PR) activities carried out by the facility staff. Method: Data were collected from the record of visitors to the health information service facility and from the reports of the PR activities in the period between April 2004 and December 2006. PR activities were ordered along a timeline, and the change of the number of visitors and inquiries from external parties was studied. Result: PR activities for the three-year period were classified into two categories: "PR activities for public awareness" and "events to which people are invited", both of which were supported by "companionship with neighbors" and "cooperation with key persons in the community." "PR activities for public awareness" included transmission of information through special events, website, posters, and leaflets. "Events to which people are invited" included scheduled events such as free tea service and short lectures followed by a concert at lunchtime. The number of visitors for health consultation increased from 31.7 per month in 2004 to 88.4 per month in 2006. Also in 2005, 12% of visitors were repeat visitors. Nearby stores accepting promotion media for the facility also increased in number; now 31 stores display posters and 10 offer information cards. There were inquiries from local governments and a visit from professionals. Discussion: PR activities can be considered effective because the number of visitors has increased and the service facility has been better recognized among people.
  • Citizens' Health Problems and Responses of Nursing Staff according to Health Counseling Service Provided by a College of Nursing
    Hishinuma Michiko, Tokuma Miki, Arahata Tomoko, Matsumoto Naoko, Ishikawa Michiko, Takahashi Keiko, Kawagoe Hiromi
    Journal of St. Luke's Society of Nursing Research 10(1) 38-45 Jun. 2006
    Health information service has been provided to the public, aiming at People-Centered Care through a college of nursing in Tokyo. This health counseling service intends not to provide answers but to show how to search or how to use information so that citizens can find appropriate health information. The counseling records were analyzed to understand needs of the public, and to investigate how the nursing staff provided consultations. All the counseling records between May 2004 and March 2005 were analyzed. From the contents of records, (1) health problems that the citizens had and (2) the nursing staff's responses to the consultations were extracted and then qualitatively analyzed and categorized. The total number of people who sought out health counseling was 237, the number of consultations was 360, and the number of responses was 475. The contents of consultations were classified into 11 categories : "consultation about a specific disease", "request for the measurement of blood pressure", "consultation about unidentified disease", "consultation about examinations", "consultation about how to deal with health care providers", "consultation about selection of hospitals", "consultation about how to find medical information", "consultation about medical care cost", "consultation about regarding future lifestyle", "consultation about how to deal with family and acquaintances", and "collection of information on activities of the college of nursing/relevant institutions". The nursing staff's responses were classified into 7 categories : "advice", "explanation", "physical check", "utilization/provision of information/data", "just listening", "refusal", and "insufficient response". The citizens had a need for health counseling and the nursing staff shared the decision-making process with the citizen by giving them advice and listening to them. However, the demand for health information was low and it remains a challenge for service providers to communicate relevant and sufficient health information for citizens.
  • Health Information Service to the People at St. Luke's College of Nursing : A Trial of "LUKENAVI"
    Bulletin of St. Luke's College of Nursing(31) 46-50 Mar. 2005
    "LUKENAVI", is a concept describing a community-based health information service center. In May 2004, the St. Luke's College of Nursing Research Center for Development of Nursing Practice opened a LUKENAVI. The object of this article is to describe the opening process of "LUKENAVI", and then discuss the current function of the "LUKENAVI". In the health care filed there is a wide gap in health information between patients and medical staff. This information gap must be filled to achieve the goal of people-centered care. The aim of "LUKENAVI" is to provide people with this health information and especially how to access the health information and how to use the information. "LUKENAVI" is open Monday through Friday between 10:00 to 16:00. A health coordinator or a health volunteer talks with people coming to "LUKENAVI". The resources used include books, pamphlets, blood pressure machine, scales and computer. Between May and September, 428 people came to the "LUKENAVI". Of those attending 26% came seeking advice about their health problems and 22% simply wandered into the "LUKENAVI". In addition, an informal assessment was conducted. A questionnaire was handed to many participants. Answering the questionnaire were 90 (21%) people. The majority (70%) of LUKENAVI visitors responding were women ages 40 to 70 years old. We hope that "LUKENAVI" answers the needs of people, and that "LUKENAVI" will become an area for education, practice and research.

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Web-based nursing journals in Japan
     Nov. 2000


  • The reasons for subscribing to the bibliographic databases of nursing and allied health literature at St. Luke's International University Library
     35(3) 85-89 Sep. 2014
  • A Team-Based Learning Experiment in the "Anatomy and Physiology" Course at St. Luke's College of Nursing
    (40) 128-134 2014
  • Report on the 29th Meeting of Medical Information Services (Tsukiji, Tokyo)
     60(2) 198-205 Jun. 2013
  • Support for the nursing library suffered damage from the Great East Japan Earthquake : a report of Japanese Red Cross Ishinomaki School of Nursing
    NAKAO Meiko, MATSUMOTO Naoko, IWASA Ikuko
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 19 89-92 Mar. 2012
  • Days Fledgling JNLA, with Professor Toshinobu SUGA and Nursing Librarians(Professor Toshinobu SUGA)
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 18 10-11 Mar. 2011
  • The Development of JNLA Copyright Committee
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 18 96-100 Mar. 2011
  • Copyright Issues about Document Delivery for Nurses and Nursing Students in Japan(Copyright Forum)
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 16 83-90 Mar. 2009
  • Evaluating library user education program at St. Luke's College of Nursing : half a decade of Experience
    MATSUMOTO Naoko, SATO Kuniko
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 15 54-59 Mar. 2008
  • Characteristics of the Users of Health Consultation Service Offered by a Nursing College
    Takahashi Keiko, Hishinuma Michiko, Ishikawa Michiko, Yoshikawa Nahoko, Matsumoto Naoko, Suzuki Kumi, Kanazawa Junko, Uchida Chikako, Indo Keiko, Mitsumori Yasuko
    Journal of St. Luke's Society of Nursing Research 11(1) 90-99 Jun. 2007
    Purpose: A private nursing college research center, located in Tokyo, established a place to provide citizens with free health consultation with the aim of promoting People-centered care. The purpose of this study was to analyze characteristics of the service users, patterns of service use, and the reasons for visiting in order to plan for the future and design an ideal health counseling service. Method: The consulting records for the period from April 2005 to March 2006 were reviewed. Categories that had been identified during an earlier study were used to classify the data. Results: A total of 577 people (402 women; 151 men), 67% of whom were over 50, visited the facility to receive the service; 70 (12.1%) used the service more than once. The purposes of their visits are as follows: "to understand his/ her own health condition" (458), "to consult about symptom for which diagnosis has not been made" (286), and "to consult about diagnosed disease" (214). Other topics of consultation, accounting for 25% of the 1,247 reported health concerns.included: "daily health maintenance," "results of medical examination," "how to receive medical service," "body mechanisms," "how to communicate with medical professionals," "how to obtain medical information," "how to communicate with one's family member/acquaintance with an illness," "everyday interpersonal issues," "one's own life and future," "activities of the medical care facility," and "greetings/what one has been doing lately". Discussion: Citizens used the health consultation service at the nursing college as "an opportunity to get a grasp of one's health condition" or "an opportunity to seek advice about a symptom for which no diagnosis has been made." Their visits also served as "an opportunity to seek advice about one's anxiety or concern about a diagnosed disease." We conclude that the current services seem to meet important needs for health counseling among users.
  • Trends in the Database of Nursing and Allied Health Literature(
    The Database Overseas)
    ABE Shinichi, MATSUMOTO Naoko
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 13 20-26 Mar. 2006
    Development of information technology has enabled end users to access and search reference databases directly. As the end users have changed, the search function in the reference databases has adapted to accommodate the searching behavior of medical professionals, health care professionals, and of course ordinary people. Some of the keywords of this trend are "up-to-date", "retroactive", "easy-to-use", and :diverse." Librarians are required to have an understanding of not only reference databases, but also nursing literature. In addition they need to have knowledge of the evolution of scientific information, publishing distribution, and research methodology. Another area where they need to demonstrate competence is in their understanding about the needs and characteristics of their users. In the process of considering an effective search strategy for their users, the librarians should have the ability to understand the background to the search, and clarify this in the reference interview. They should then carefully arrange the search results in an easily understood form.
  • Issues in Selecting Materials for the Consumer Health Information Service at St. Luke's College of Nursing
    Igaku Toshokan 53(2) 156-160 2006
    Objectives: At St. Luke's College of Nursing Research Center for the Development of Nursing Science, nurses and librarians jointly provide health information and health counseling services to citizens. This study aimed to identify issues in selecting materials and developing tools for providing health information services to citizens. Method: Two librarians checked the contents of 272 books and 89 kinds of pamphlets against several categories of citizens' health problems that had been extracted in a previous study based on consultation records. When a book or pamphlet contained a description falling under the category of health problems, it was awarded one point.Results: The books scored a total of 376 points, and the pamphlets scored a total of 89 points. The category with the highest number of points was "Specific Illnesses, " with 157 points for the books and 89 points for the pamphlets. The breakdown of "Specific Illnesses" showed that books on "Other Illnesses" scored 55 points (35.0%), while pamphlets on "Lifestyle Diseases" scored 29 points (32.6%).Conclusion: This study illustrated the importance of collecting materials from the viewpoint of citizens' health problems. Since a gap between the collected materials and the needs of citizens was identified, materials should be collected to narrow this gap. The collection of pamphlets, the arrangement of materials, and the development of tools for accessing information on specific health problems were identified as issues requiring further attention so that nurses may be able to utilize information and materials effectively.
  • Characteristics of Theses and Dissertations at St. Luke's College of Nursing Graduate School: The First Twenty Years
    ARIMORI Naoko, IBA Noriko, SUZUKI Satori, MATSUMOTO Naoko, ITO Kazuhiro, HORIUCHI Shigeko, YOKOYAMA Miki, OIKAWA Ikuko, SIRAKI Kazuo, HISHINUMA Michiko, OZAWA Michiko
    Bulletin of St. Luke's College of Nursing(29) 59-72 Mar. 2003
    The purpose of this study was to describe characteristics of masters' theses and doctoral dissertations during the first twenty years of the Graduate School to make that a basis from which to discuss the future of the Graduate School. A total of 278 masters' theses and 24 doctoral dissertations were studied. Major analysis items included: student specialty, year of submission, source of data, study design, method of data gathering, type of quantitative analysis, type of qualitative analysis and inclusion of a statement describing ethical considerations. Care receivers (child and adult patients) were the source of data for more than half the masters' theses. Of all studies, 70% were descriptive. Interview was the most frequently used data gathering method, followed by questionnaire and observation. Regarding data analysis, 205 used qualitative analysis, 128 used quantitative analysis and 55 used both. 80% of the theses included a statement describing ethical considerations. Care receivers (child and adult patients) were the source of data for 80% of doctoral dissertations. For the preliminary studies, qualitative descriptive design was most frequently used (6 studies). For the design of the major study, correlational designs were used most frequently (8 studies), followed by methodological and qualitative descriptive designs (6 of each), subexperimental designs (2) and experimental designs (1). Combining preliminary and major studies, 21 used qualitative analysis, 42 quantitative analysis and 5 used both. For their dissertations, 7 students adopted qualitative analysis for their preliminary study and quantitative analysis for the major study. All dissertations included a statement describing ethical considerations. On the basis of this analysis and our current understandings, we suggest that studies to measure the direct effects of nursing care be more emphasized. After taking into consideration various points of view, it is recommended that courses of study and support systems be reviewed in light of expectations for graduate student research.
  • Study Group of User Education among Training Groups of the Japan Nursing Library Association(Training Networks)
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 10 41-43 Mar. 2003
  • Development of Instruction Programs at the Library St. Luke's College of Nursing
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 10 90-103 Mar. 2003
    The purpose of this report is to clarify the problem in developing the bibliographic instruction programs at the Library, St. Luke's College of Nursing. The past programs were analyzed based on the guideline by the Committee on User Education, Japan Library Association. As a result, main problems are that the goals of each instruction program are not clear and that the members of the library don't share them, because they are not stipulated.
  • Investigation of Online Access Situation of 200 Foreign Journals in Kango Zasshi Sogo Mokuroku
    MATSUMOTO Naoko, OMACHI Noriko
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 9 27-37 Mar. 2002
    The purpose of this report is investigating online access situation of the foreign journals subscribed in the Japanese nursing libraries. The authors also consider the countermeasures to the issues of accessing to online journals. The 200 foreign journals held in many libraries, are selected from Kango Zasshi Sogo Mokuroku 2000, the union catalog of serials in the Japan Nursing Library Association. This investigation showed that 87% of the objects are served as online journals. Moreover, in the process of investigation, it turns out that the online journals are offered through a complicated distribution channels, such as the publishers or aggregation services. The authors propose Japanese nursing libraries to begin the information exchange of the publishers or aggregation services of online journals as a part of the mutual cooperation.
  • Developing the Nursing Thesaurus for the Electronic Library of St. Luke's College of Nursing
    Bulletin of St. Luke's College of Nursing(28) 90-97 Mar. 2002
    This report discusses issues in the development of the thesaurus to facilitate systematic search of holdings by teachers, students, researchers, and clinicians using the electronic library of St. Luke's College of Nursing. To develop the thesaurus, keywords related to the library holdings were listed and grouped. Six major categories were identified: human, health, environment, approach, professional education, educational methods, and research methods. Topics and concepts of the curricula were used as a basis for clarifying the categories and also for beginning development of hierarchies within them. This report includes discussion of our problems in identifying and choosing appropriate key words.
  • Evidence-Based Nursing and Literature Database : Development a Database to Support Nursing Practice and Research
    MIYO Kengo, HORIUCHI Shigeko, TSURU Satoko, ISHIGAKI Kyoko, ETO Hiromi, KASHIWAGI Kimikazu, SANADA Hiromi, MATSUMOTO Naoko, YANAGIDA Masahiro, YAMADA Masako
     20 208-209 Nov. 2000
  • EBN research librarian wrokshop
    Matsumoto Naoko
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 7 111-114 2000
  • Information Retrieval Systems. A Guide to the Use and Understanding of CINAHL Database.
    Igaku Toshokan 46(1) 42-48 1999
  • Journals Nursing Teachers Use and Information Offer : Investigation of Compilation in General Catalogues and Indexes
    Matsumoto Naoko, Nosaka Mieko, Imaizumi Chiyo
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 6 37-44 1999
  • The Current Status and Problems of Library Systems. LibVision, Computer-based System for Library Services, at St. Luke's College of Nursing.
    Igaku Toshokan 45(3) 331-336 1998
  • A Survey of Japanese Nursing JournalsSelected by 810 Nursing Faculty Members
    Matsumoto Naoko, Nosaka Mieko, Imaizumi Chiyo
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 5 35-47 1998
  • Computerization in Libary Services:LibrarySt.Luka's College of Nursing
    Matsumoto Naoko
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 5 60-69 1998
  • Nursing Science Journals in Japan (II):Survey of Foreign Jourals Using Citation Analysis
    NosakaMieko, MatsumotoNaoko
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 2 22-29 Mar. 1995
  • Book Reviews
    Igaku Toshokan 41(4) 451-456 1994
  • Nursing Science Journals in Japan : Selected List Using Citation Analysis
    Matsumoto Naoko, Nosaka Mieko
    Nursing and information : journal of the Japan Nursing Library Association 1 80-89 1994
  • A Fact-finding Survey of Nursing Libraries in Japan.
    Igaku Toshokan 39(3) 254-258 1992
    The Japan Nursing Library Association was established in 1991. With the aim of determining the status of its member libraries, a questionnaire survey was conducted in November 1991. The questionnaire was sent to 27 member libraries affiliated with departments of nursing or faculties of nursing of universities and junior colleges in the Kanto district. Fifteen of the seventeen questionnaires completed and returned were analyzed. Two questionnaires returned by libraries shared with the school of medicine were discarded. The results of the survey reveal that there is a considerable difference in size and service among the member libraries, and it would be difficult to establish a nationwide association network.

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