Faculty & Position:Home Care Nursing   professor
Contact:masaymd[at]slcn.ac.jp convert [at] to @
Last Updated: Feb. 29, 2020 at 05:08

Researcher Profile & Settings


  • 看護学修士

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Life sciences / Basic nursing

Research Interests

    , CBT

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Inernational Comparison of Oncologi Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education : Imprications for Expanding Their Scope of Practice in Japan
    Kayo Hirooka, Masako Yamada, Megumi Umeda
    15th International Confernce on Cancer Nursing Aug. 2008


  • Hopes and Connections Project: The Interim Report on Support for Disaster Victims in Fukushima Prefecture by St. Luke’s College of Nursing
    (38) 34-38 Mar. 2012
    〔Abstract〕 Since April 2011, a month after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, the Research Center for theDevelopment of Nursing Practice at St. Luke’s College of Nursing (SLCN) in Tokyo has been involved in the“Hopes and Connections Project” to support disaster victims in Fukushima Prefecture. The “Hopes and Connections Project” was launched by the nonprofit organization Japan Clinical ResearchSupport Unit, with the cooperation of SLCN. Areas in which the project is active are Iwaki, Soma and Koriyama cities in Fukushima Prefecture. One ortwo nurses associated with SLCN have been sent to each city on a continual basis. A total of 363 nurses hadbeen sent to these cities as of August 31, 2011. The nurses working in Iwaki are providing nursing care in evacuation centers and visiting homes indisaster-stricken areas to assess the needs of residents and engage in supportive activities. In Soma, nursesare providing assistance to the activities of a mental health care team and helping to work toward thesystematization of community mental health in the area. In Koriyama, nurse volunteers are visiting thetemporary housing facilities of evacuees from
  • Current and Future Trends for Continuing Education at the Research Center for Development of Nursing Practice at St. Luke’s College of Nursing: Focusing on Certified Nurse in Infertility, Cancer Chemotherapy, and Visiting Nursing
    (38) 81-85 Mar. 2012
    〔Abstract〕 This is the report of the present status and future plans for three Certified Nurse courses provided at theResearch Center for the Development of Nursing Practice at St. Luke’s College of Nursing from 2008. Thereis a downward trend in student applications for these courses. The lack of manpower makes it difficult fornurses to leave their position to return to school. The research center has to make an effort to make it easierfor nurses to commit to their continuing education. We, as educators must better serve and follow up on ourgraduates of the courses in order that they can assume their roles as a Certified Nurses in their special area.
  • Difference in the Duration and Frequency of Visits in Stages of End-of-Life Home Care Nursing : A Comparison between Cancer and Non-Cancer Cases
    Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Science 31(1) 68-76 Mar. 2011
  • The Program of 'Harmony of Music and Fragrance ' 2010th Academy for Citizens and the Impressions of the Community Participants for This Seminar.
    (37) 31-35 Mar. 2011
    St.Luke's College of Nursing and Terumo Corporation, having a commitment to betterhealth care, collaborated in a joint research project to make a community-based socialcontribution. This three-year seminar project-titled “New Health“ focused, this yearon a new trial called `Harmony of Music and Fragrance': Academy for Citizens. St.Luke's College of Nursing, Terumo Corporation, Aromatherapy Society and the Music Therapy Study Group provided this program, supplying community participantswith ideas and practices. The main theme was:`Harmony of music and fragrance', presentand future of music therapy and aromatherapy in medical settings as integrativemedicine. This didactic lecture and experiential approach about music therapy and aromatherapy was a 'first'in Japan.Participants in the Academy for Citizens, almost all newcomers, were younger thanthat those in past years. They learned that both music therapy and aromatherapy havebeen incorporated into conventional medicine as integrative medicine.Moreover, they experienced the effectiveness of music and aroma on relaxation and comfort through using them together. It was suggested that this type of seminarcon
  • College Seminar on “New Health“, Industry-University Joint Project Provided by St.Luke's College of Nursing and TERUMO corporation, and Health Awareness of the Community Participants.
    (36) 69-73 Mar. 2010
  • The Development of Education Programs for Discharge Planning Nurses: Focused on their Practical Capacities.
    (36) 55-58 Mar. 2010
  • Development and Implementation of the Certified Nurse Administrator Second-Level Training Program Adopting the Problem-Based Learning Strategy.
    (36) 48-54 Mar. 2010
  • Significance and characteristics of “Lunch time open lecture on health and music concert for the public“ provided by a nursing college.
     12(2) 80-90 Jul. 2008
    Objective: St. Luke's College of Nursing opened the “Health Information Service Spot” on its campus to providehealth-related information directly to the public. One of the services of the Spot is a mini-health-related lecture anda mini-music concert (L&C) at lunch time. The L&C has been held on the third Thursday every month for threeyears. The length of each session was 40 minutes.The aim of this paper is to report the activities of this program and clarify the importance of the L&C through theanalysis of questionnaires collected from the participating public.Method: During the third year, the public participants were asked to complete a questionnaire at the end of eachL&C. Although the number of respondents was 221 (collection rate: 71.3 percent), some may have answered morethan once. The details of the L&C for the three years were also collected from our records.Results: In three years, the L&C was held 27 times. 817 people attended in total, and the average per session was30. 81% of the respondents of the questionnaire were females, 60% over 50, and 60% had visited the L&C more thantwice. 70% of the respondents thought the lecture was “easy to understand” o
  • New Designs for Home Care : Connecting People, Community, and Nursing
     28(1) 73-74 Mar. 2008
  • 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
  • An Intelligence Network and Support for Research : a JANS Concept
    Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Science 20(1) 44-48 Mar. 2000
  • Development of Questionnaire to Measure the Quality of Nursing Care for Patients and Nurses : A Study of Validity and Reliability
    HORIUCHI Shigeko, OTA Kikuko, KOYAMA Mariko, MORI Akiko, KOMATSU Hiroko, OKAYA Keiko, TAKADA Sanae, IBE Toshiko, IWASAWA Kazuko, IIZUKA Kyouko, SHIMIZU Kimiko, YAMADA Masako, MINAMI Hiroko, HOLZEMER W. L
    Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Science 16(3) 30-39 Nov. 1996
    The present study was designed to develop questionnaires to measure the quality of nursing care from viewpoints of nurses and patients and to examine the validity and reliability of the instruments.<BR>Subjects were patients who were able to fill in the questionnaire form by themselves and nurses working at the same wards (46 wards) in 9 medical institutions located in Tokyo and 3 prefectures. An effective response was received from 626 patients and 742 nurses. The questionnaires used in the study were self-report instruments (2nd version) designed to assess the quality of nursing care, consisting of 39 question items in 11 subscales for patients (QNCQ-PT) and 43 question items in 11 subscales for nurses (QNCQ-NS). Both types of questionnaires included 4 Likert scales from disagree to strongly agree.<BR>Results of testing for the validity of QNCQ-PT supported construct validity, concurrent validity and predictive validity. Reliability tests also showed internal consistency and stability, which was examined using the test-retest method, of QNCQ-PT as a whole.<BR>Validity tests of QNCQ-NS supported construct validity. Reliability tests also showed internal consistency and stability, which was examined using the test-retest method, of QNCQ-NS as a whole.<BR>The above findings indicate that QNCQ-PT and QNCQ-NS have enough reliability and validity for practical use.
  • Trial of the Problem-Solving Skills Training Program for Nursing Administrators
    (40) 99-104
    Nurse managers must possess problem-solving abilities so that they can deal with the complex situations that arise in nursing practice. However, there is little literature related to effective education methods designed to improve these abilities. This paper described a new educational trial program that centered on nurse managers’ problem solving in the Certified Nurse Administrator First Level Training Course, and discussed the problems associated with improving this program. In this trial program, 89 nurse managers watched a documentary video regarding one nursing management case at the beginning of the class. Then, they listened to a brief lecture about the problem solving process. Next, they undertook problem solving as the nurse manager in the situation presented in the document. The program consisted of five classes(15 hours). The team learning method was adopted in four classes regarding problem identification, information searching, structuring of problems, and planning. In the fifth class, participants undertook crossgroup presentations and discussion. Original work sheets were developed and used. Over the classes, the lecturers could see that pa
  • Activity Evaluation from a First Time Participant’s Questionnaire of “ Lunch Time Open Lecture on Health and Music Concert for the Public”
    (40) 118-121
    The “Luke Navi Lunch time open lecture on health and music concert for the public” occurs once a month at the St. Luke’s College of Nursing. This study aimed to anonymously evaluate the participation in such an event using a questionnaire. The results indicated 493 participants had attended the event 20 times between May 2010 and May 2013, of which 178 had participated for the first time in this event. Based on the responses to the questionnaire, first-time participants experienced high levels of satisfaction. It was found that by providing a combination of the music concert and lecture, participants had a higher tendency to attend such an event. In addition to promotion via posters, the possibility of improving public relations using new media such as Twitter and the Web has been suggested as a manner of informing the public in the future.
  • Current Status of The Joint Research Project :“ New Health College in FY2012”; by St. Luke’s College of Nursing and TERUMO Corporation -“ St. Luke’s Academic Seminar for the Community” and“ College Seminar” -
    (40) 94-98
    The consortium between St. Luke’s College of Nursing and TERUMO Corporation was launched in December 2007 as one of the joint research projects between an academic organization and a private company. Using this model our project(New Health College)began in FY2012 in order for the local citizens to improve their own health. The project has two sub-projects :(1)“St. Luke’s Academic Seminar for the Citizens” and(2)“College Seminar”. A lecture called “A mental preparedness for living on one’s own”was held in FY2012 related to the former sub-project, in which 344 citizens participated. The latter subproject had 164 participants participating in the four-part series:“ Know Your Body”. Seventy percent of the participants were over 60 years old. The ratio of men to women was 2 : 8.Based on the evaluation questionnaires, these projects contributed to strengthening citizens’ self-awareness for their own health. Positive feedback such as :“ I gained lot’s of new health information”,“ I could refresh my self-understanding for my health” and“ I gained one’s will to live”indicated the projects’ positive effects.
  • Exchange Gatherings for Nursing Graduates of the Discharge Planning Continuing Education Program.
    (29) 61-64
    Exchange gatherings for nurses who have completed the continuing education program in dischargeplanning have been held once a year since 2009 at the St. Luke’s College of Nursing Research Center forthe Development of Nursing Practice. The purpose of these exchange gatherings is to strengthen linkagesamong participants, empowering them to seek solutions to problems in relation to discharge planning theyhave faced. The number of participants was 14 at the first meeting, 38 at the second meeting, 34 at the thirdmeeting, and 29 at the fourth meeting, making a total of 115 people who have participated to date. At thegatherings, each participant reports on his or her efforts toward discharge planning. By receiving feedbackfrom other participants and facilitators about the issues related to discharge planning, participants can clarifytheir own challenges, and be empowered to return to their respective workplaces. Ongoing support for thenurses who have completed the Discharge Planning Nurse Training Support Program is vital, and theseexchange gatherings are an effective way to do this.
  • Program Evaluation and Description of Change with Advanced Clinical Nursing Practice Course Students to Participating Three Day Seminar Program for Team Building in the Master's Programs.
    (39) 36-46
    St. Luke’s college of nursing graduate school held the“ Three Days Seminar Program for Team Building”with the 24 participants of the advanced clinical nursing practice course students, as part of the master’sprogram special lecture“ Team Building ” . The authors evaluated the program based on the questionnaires,filled by the participants before and after the program, about ① Team building ability, ② Team assessmentability and ③ Program satisfactions. The seminar consisted of short lectures; What is team in health care? etc., the challenge program;Experiential leaning cycle program based on the adventure activities, case studies with team approach, andpresentations with small groups. These were organized to increase the depth of the team ability based onthe experience and debriefing. According to the questionnaires compared before the program to after, the “following own decision” ( p =0.01) and the “ self-conscious ” ( p <0.01) on the scale of the independent andinterdependent construal of self were decreased. Meanwhile, the “ relation and membership ” ( p <0.01),the“ measure for problem solving ”( p <0.01)
  • Current Status of the Joint Research Project:“New Health College in FY2011“; Responses from Participants in the Two Sub-projects of “St.Luke's Academic Seminar for the Community“ and “College Seminar“ by St.Luke's College of Nursing and TERUMO Corporation
    (39) 81-86
    The consortium between St. Luke’s College of Nursing and TERUMO Corporation was launched inDecember 2007 as one of the joint research projects between an academic organization and a privatecompany. Using this model our project(New Health College)began in FY2011 in order for the local citizensto improve their own health. The project has two sub-projects:(1)“St. Luke’s Academic Seminar for theCitizens” and(2)“College Seminar” . A lecture called “A Grass-roots Medical Mechanism based on theCitizens’ Active Commitment” was held in FY2012 related to the former sub-project, in which 350 citizensparticipated. The latter sub-project had 150 participants in the three-part series:“Know Your Body, CareFor Yourself”. Seventy percent of the participants were over 60 years old. The ratio of men to women was 4:6. Based on the evaluation questionnaires, these projects contributed to strengthening citizens’ self-awarenessfor their own health. Positive feedback such as:“I could refresh my self-understanding for my health”,“I gained lot’s of new health information” and “I really appreciate to the programs per-se” indicated theproj
  • Evaluation of the Activity for Health of the Local Community:LUKANAVI Health Navigation, Managed by St.Luke's College of Nursing.
    (39) 47-55
    Purpose To evaluate the activities of the community-based “LUKANAVI Health Navigation”(LUKANAVI), offered at the nursing college and to discuss its future direction. Method We systematically summarized all the minutes, event records, annual reports and academic reportand compared the outcome with its objective based on the following four aspects:implementation, networkwith the community, education and academic research. Result LUKANAVI has become a successful useful health information navigation spot for the localcommunity and provides an educational field for the graduate students in a way that contributes to theiracademic research. Advanced college researchers(instructors, lecturers and professors)have also spun offprojects from the activities. Conclusion Because LUKANAVI has contributed to enhancing the practical ability of the nursing collegeleading to an ideal of“ Academic Nursing Practice” it should be continued.

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