Faculty & Position:Global Health Nursing   associate professor
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Last Updated: Sep. 02, 2020 at 05:09

Researcher Profile & Settings


  • 20112012The Royal Marsden School of Cancer Nursing and Rehabilitation in partnership with the faculty of Health and Social Care Science at Kingston University and St. George’s University of London
  • 1993The University of Tokyo
  • 1993The University of Tokyo Graduate School, Division of Medical Sciences


  • 保健学修士

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Life sciences / Healthcare management, medical sociology
  • Life sciences / Hygiene and public health (non-laboratory)
  • Life sciences / Hygiene and public health (laboratory)
  • Life sciences / Hygiene and public health (non-laboratory)
  • Life sciences / Hygiene and public health (laboratory)
  • Life sciences / Healthcare management, medical sociology

Published Papers

  • Risks and perception of non-communicable diseases and health promotion behavior of middle-aged female immigrants in Japan: a qualitative exploratory study
    Yasuko Nagamatsu, Edward Barroga, Yumi Sakyo, Yukari Igarashi, Yuko Hirano O
    BMC Women's Health 20(1) Dec. 2020 [Refereed]
  • Physician requests by patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma in Japan
    Yasuko Nagamatsu, Isao Oze, Keisuke Aoe, Katsuyuki Hotta, Katsuya Kato, Junko Nakagawa, Keiko Hara, Takumi Kishimoto, Nobukazu Fujimoto
    BMC cancer 19 383 2019 [Refereed]
  • Quality of life of survivors of malignant pleural mesothelioma in Japan: a cross sectional study.
    Yasuko Nagamatsu, Isao Oze, Keisuke Aoe, Katsuyuki Hotta, Katsuya Kato, Junko Nakagawa, Keiko Hara, Takumi Kishimoto, Nobukazu Fujimoto
    BMC cancer 18 Mar. 2018 [Refereed]
  • Identifying clinical and educational difficulties of midwives in an Indonesian government hospital maternity ward:Towards improving childbirth care
    Yasuko Nagamatsu, Rie Tanaka, Miyuki Oka, Naoko Maruyama, Yenita Agus, Shigeko Horiuchi
    Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 7(11) 7-13 Jun. 2017 [Refereed]
  • Outcome of Gloval Health Nursing Practice in Slum in Manila ―Learning from Health Workers in Developing Countries― 著者: 長松, 康子
    Yasuko Nagamatsu, Junko Tashiro
    Bulletin of St. Luke's International University 1 62-65 Mar. 2015
  • Global collaboration between Tanzania and Japan to advance midwifery profession: A case report of a partnership model.
    Shimpuku, Y, Horiuchi, S, Leshabari, S. C, Mkoka, D, Nagamatsu, Y, Matsutani, M, Mbekenga, C
    Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 5(11) 2015 [Refereed]
  • Care of Asbestos Related Diseases in Korea and Indonesia
    Yasuko Nagamatsu
    Bulletin of St. Luke's International University 1 57-61 Oct. 2014
  • Impact of a nursing education program about caring for patients in Japan with malignant pleural mesothelioma on nurses' knowledge, difficulties and attitude: A randomized control trial
    Yasuko Nagamatsu, Yuji Natori, Haruo Yanai, Shigeko Horiuchi
    NURSE EDUCATION TODAY 34(7) 1087-1093 Jul. 2014 [Refereed]
    Purpose: In japan nursing care lags behind the growing population of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. This study evaluated an educational program for nurses about caring for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma in Japan.Method: In this randomized controlled study relative to care for malignant pleural mesothelioma, Knowledge, Difficulties and Attitude were measured at baseline, at post-test and at follow-up one month later. The two-day program with a half-day follow-up program included lectures, group work, role-playing and group discussion. 188 participants were randomly assigned to the intervention group (program, n = 96) and control group (n = 92; self-study by a similar content handbook). At baseline the groups showed no statistical differences in Knowledge (p = 0.921), Difficulty (p = 0.458) and Attitude (p = 0.922). Completing the study were 177 participants yielding 88 in the intervention group and 89 in the control group. Human rights and privacy of participants were protected.Results: The Knowledge score was significantly higher in the intervention post-test (t = 14.03, p = 0.000) and follow-up test (t = 8.98, p = 0.000). Difficulty score was significantly lower in the intervention at post-test (t = -3.41, p = 0.001) and follow-up test (t = -3.70, p = 0.000). The Attitude score was significantly higher in the intervention post-test (t = 7.11, p = 0.000) and follow-up test (t = 4.54, p = 0.000). The two-way analysis of variance with repeated measures on time showed an interaction between time and group; the subsequent simple main effect test found significant differences (p = 0.000-0.001) between groups for after-program and at follow-up and a significant difference (p = 0.000) in time only within the intervention group.Conclusion: The educational program was effective in improving the nurses' knowledge and attitude toward malignant pleural mesothelioma care and decreasing the difficulty in MPM care, therefore this program has potential for nurses' in-service education throughout japan. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-SA license (
  • Report of the Care for Mesothelioma in United Kingdom and United States of America - Experience of the St. Mary’s Hospice and Brigham & Women’ s Hospital -
    Yasuko Nagamatsu
    Bulletin of St. Luke's University of Nursing 38 58-62 Mar. 2012
  • Effectiveness of support for asbestos health consultation in health centers
    Yasuko Nagamatsu
    Environmental Health and Preventional Medicine 66(4) 717-723 Sep. 2011
  • Compliance with Ophthalmology Outpatient Treatment Comparing Japanese and Foreign Patients in Tokyo.
    Yasuko Nagamatsu, Yumi Sakyo
    Journal of St. Luke's Society for Nursing Research. 14(1) 9-16 Mar. 2010 [Refereed]
  • Information about Asbestos Related Diseases and Health Consultation in Websites of Local Governments
    Yasuko Nagamatsu
     13(2) 79-84 Mar. 2010 [Refereed]
  • Asbestos Environmental Exposure on Children in Japan : How to Protect Children from Asbestos
    Yasuko Nagamatsu
    (2) 30-44 Mar. 2009
  • Literature review of nursing on asbestos and related diseases.
    Yasuko Nagamatsu, Yumi Sakyo
     12(2) 91-98 Jul. 2008 [Refereed]
  • Usefulness of Medical Information for the Foreign Residents on Homepage of Local Governments in Japan.
    Kumi Sasaki, Yasuko Nagamatsu
     12(1) 25-32 Mar. 2008 [Refereed]
  • Useful information and supports in the service learning curriculum for the nursing students who work as volunteers overseas. - Experiences of Voluntary activities by Japanese nursing students in Thailand.
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko
     11(1) 62-67 Jun. 2007 [Refereed]
  • Filipino Migrant Workers in Japan:Their behavior on Health Problems
    Yasuko Nagamatsu
    Asian Migrant 70-73 Jul. 1996

Books etc

  • Supportive care in asbestos-related diseases and Palliative care in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
    Yasuko Nagamatsu, Helen Clayson
    Joint author
      Jun. 2019
  • Health Promotion Handbook for Migrant women in Japan (in Japanese, English, Chinese、Filipino and Korean)
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko
    Sole author
      Mar. 2019
  • Handbook for Patients with Pleural Mesothelioma and thier family
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko
    Second opinion, Q&A
      Mar. 2017
  • Pleural Mesothelioma Handbook for Nurses
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko
    Sole author
      Sep. 2011

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Supportive care in Asbestos-related Diseases
    Yasuko Nagamatsu
    Educational program about Asbestos-related Disease in Fiji Dec. 2019 [Invited]
  • Supportive care in Asbestos-related diseases
    Yasuko Nagamatsu
    Training and capacity building related to the recognition of asbestos-related diseases Jul. 2019 [Invited]
  • Quality of life of the patients and bereaved of malignant pleural mesothelioma in Japan
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko
    Mesothelioma in the Mdlands Conference Agenda Apr. 2018
  • Human Development in Global Health at St. Luke's International University
    Yasuko nagamatsu
    Joint Congress on Global health 2017 Nov. 2017
  • Treatment for mesothelioma
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko
    Japan Cancer Forum Aug. 2017 [Invited]
  • Nursing Management for people with Mesothelioma in Japan
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko
    International thoracic oncology nursing forum Dec. 2016 [Invited]
  • Program for nurses to improve communication skills in the care of people with mesothelioma in Japan
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko, Helen Clayson, Tsuyoshi Matsuda
    International Mesothelioma interest group May 2016
  • Breast cancer prevention program for filipino migrants in Tokyo area
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko
     Mar. 2016
  • Development of Educational Programs for nurses about Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko
    St.Luke's Academia Jan. 2015
  • Education Program about Care of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma for Nurses in Japan
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko
    2nd International Conference in Cardiovascular-Thoracic Nursing 2014 Dec. 2014



  • Development of an Educational Tool for the Supportive Care of Asbestos-related Diseases in Developing Countries
    Yasuko NagamatsuYasuko Nagamatsu, Edward Barroga, Helen Clayson
    Bulletin of St. Luke's International University 6 43-46 Mar. 2020
  • Grief Care for the Bereaved of Mesothelioma and Asbestos Related Lung Cancer
    Yasuko Nagamatsu; Wakanako Ono
    Bulletin of St. Luke's International University 6 53-57 Mar. 2020
  • Public Lecture to Prevent Asbestos Exposure by Encouraging Risk-communication
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko
    Bulletin of St. Luke's International University 4 24-26 Mar. 2018
  • Process of Establishment of Accelerated Baccalaureate Program in Nursin
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko
    Bulletin of St. Luke's International University 4 98-102 Mar. 2018
  • 胸膜中皮腫に対する新規治療法の臨床導入に関する研究
    藤本 伸一, 岸本 卓巳, 青江 啓介, 加藤 勝也, 堀田 勝幸, 尾瀬 功, 長松 康子
    日本職業・災害医学会会誌 65(臨増) 別170-別170 Nov. 2017
  • タンザニアにおけるJICA連携コースと国際協働論演習の相互学習効果(Reciprocal Learning Effects between the JICA Collaborative Course and the International Cooperation Seminar in Tanzania)
    新福 洋子, 堀内 成子, 長松 康子
    聖路加国際大学紀要 3 58-62 Mar. 2017
  • 【DNPの理念と実際-専門看護師をさらに育てる博士課程教育】米国におけるDNP養成の概要 米国の白書などからみえること
    新福 洋子, 大橋 明子, 奥 裕美, 大久保 暢子, 長松 康子
    看護研究 50(1) 39-45 Feb. 2017
  • Constructing Training-level Goals Based on Learners’ Perspectives ―Report on the Activities of the Working Group for Training Level Goal Setting in 2015 Curriculum at St. Luke’s International University―
    Bulletin of St. Luke's International University 2 47-52 Mar. 2016
  • 胸膜中皮腫に対する新規治療法の臨床導入に関する研究
    藤本 伸一, 岸本 卓己, 青江 啓介, 加藤 勝也, 堀田 勝幸, 尾瀬 功, 長松 康子
    日本職業・災害医学会会誌 63(臨増) 別92-別92 Nov. 2015
  • Expansion of the International Cooporation Seminar in Women's Health and Midwifery, the Graduate Program, to Tanzania.
    Shimpuku, Y, Fumoto, A, Oba, K, Kawano, Y, Niitsuma, Y, Iwai, K, Oka, M, Nagamatsu, Y, Horiuchi, S
    St. Luke's International University Bulletin 1 46-51 Mar. 2015
  • 大学院助産教育における国際協働の基礎 タンザニアでの学びと今後の展開
    新福 洋子, 堀内 成子, 長松 康子
    日本助産学会誌 28(3) 475-475 Feb. 2015
  • ナースのための胸膜中皮腫緩和ケアハンドブックの開発
    長松 康子, 佐居 由美, 中山 祐紀子
    聖路加看護学会学術大会講演集 18回 40-40 Sep. 2013
  • FY2011 Curriculum Revision at St Luke’s College of Nursing
    (38) 52-57 Mar. 2012
    〔Abstract〕 This paper describes the process of developing a revised curriculum at St. Luke's College of Nursing andthe new contents. The former curriculum revised in FY 1995 had been evaluated and issues were noted.Therefore, a working group was organized and it initiated a new curriculum development in 2007. A furtherrevision was begun in April 2011. A revised curriculum FY 2011 is designed to meet the educational objectives which evolve from thephilosophy and vision of this college to prepare nurses who are not only proficient and knowledgeable inthe arts and science of nursing practice, but who are also caring well-rounded individuals. One of the maincharacteristics of this revised curriculum is to incorporate the concept of “People-Centered Care” (PCC).PCC was the outcome of the research project supported by a grant for 21st Century COE program fromthe Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan. PCC was incorporated into theconceptual framework of this curriculum. In the FY 2011 revised curriculum, liberal arts and the foundationsof nursing were enriched. In the clinical nursing courses the contents of nursing practice were sys
  • Developing Recruitment System of Global Health Nursing and Midwifery Experts: Developing a Career Pass Model for Global Health Nursing and Midwifery Experts - Report of Workshop -
    Bulletin of St. Luke's College of Nursing(37) 10-14 Mar. 2011
    A workshop was held as part of a research project titled the Developing recruitmentsystem of global health nursing and midwifery experts : Developing a career pass modelfor global health nursing and midwifery experts- that is supported by the Grant of National Center for Global Health and Medicine.The aim of this research project is to have nurses with experience overseas returnto Japan and help develop a career path model for international nurses and midwivesto improve the current difficulties in continuing a career in international nursing.Professors teaching international nursing in Japanese graduate schools report thatit is difficult to continue a real career in cooperation activities after completing one's master's degree program; and compared with people from other developednations it is hard for Japanese nurses and midwives to register with international organizations. From the experience of those present who are active bothdomestically and overseas,all agreed with the observation that the ways of pursuinginternational nursing and midwife careers in Japan are varied; what is desperatelyneeded is the formation of a career path for people who were involved in cooperationac
  • Process and Evaluation of the First Year Web-based Service Learning Course
    (37) 25-30 Mar. 2011
    This article describes our first year's educational activity of a new course:“Integrated learning-Ⅲ:Science for Daily Living“, using web-based service-learningthat commenced April 2009 for freshmen and sophomore students. It was developed throughaction research in 2002. The course aims were:(1)introduce freshmen to basicunderstanding of volunteering in health and community; (2)supportlearning through volunteer activity experiences ; and (3) strengthen awareness of social responsibility as a communiity member. While 34 students registered, only 18(53%)completed this course. The steps of learning included : e-learning on health volunteersand sending learning-logs ; participating in volunteers activities; sending a dailylog about volunteer activities and meeting with faculty. The total of 130student-outcome daily logs were submitted. Students' evaluated their satisfactionof this subject on average as 8.5 point with 10-point scale(1 lowest, 10 highest).Students evaluated the subject using 4-point Likert scale (4,highest).The highly items evaluated were: obtained “new perspectives“ (M=3.92),and “learning motivation“ (M=3.92). The items evaluated poorly were:“
  • The Role of Nursing on Asbestos Health Consultation - Qualitative analysis of Consultation Records of Asbestos N・P・O.-
    Yasuko Nagamatsu, Yumi Sakyo, Yuji Natori
    Bulletin of St. Luke's University of Nursing 36 1-8 Mar. 2010 [Refereed]
  • Evaluation and Improvement of a Web-based Learning Support Program for Nursing Student Health Volunteers and Development of a Subject used Service-Learning
     13(2) 53-62 Jul. 2009
    Purpose of this study was to provide evaluation data for the improvement of a web-based learning support programfor nursing student health volunteers collaboratively developed with students that began January 2007. Based onfindings of evaluation, we designed a subject used service-learning. Evaluation methods included: student logs,interview feedback from students who did or did not use the student site, and faculty researchers’ evaluation asthe support staff for this web-based learning support program. The study was approved by the Institution ReviewBoard at St Luke's College of Nursing (No.07-035). Participants were recruited based on their informed consent andassurance of confidentiality. Findings revealed that nine students logged 30 reports. Logs described their activities, thinking, learning, andfuture plans. The PC web-site was unfamiliar to them compared to their mobile e-mail. In addition, they felt noobligation to log their volunteer activities. Most faculty-researchers indicated a low commitment to supportingstudent volunteers because of their lack of knowledge and expertise in using the educational web-based learning andthey recognized they need to
  • ボランティア学生のWeb上記録への評価と記録様式の改善
    田代 順子, 長松 康子, 平林 優子, 松谷 美和子, 菱沼 典子, 及川 郁子, 麻原 きよみ, 大森 純子
    日本看護科学学会学術集会講演集 28回 345-345 Nov. 2008
  • Report of the International Collaboration Research Workshop : Collaborative Research for Strengthening Community Health Nursing in Developing Countries : Action and Evaluation Research
    NAGAMATSU Yasuko
    Bulletin of St. Luke's University of Nursing 34 31-35 Mar. 2008
  • Development of an e-Learning Program for the Community and Supporting Student Health Volunteer
     11(1) 109-115 Jun. 2007
    After the big earthquake in Kansai area in 1995, volunteer activities became popular in Japan. Currently, manynursing students are working in the area of health or community service as volunteers. During the period of FY2002-2004, we investigated educational needs of nursing student volunteers working in health or community serviceand then designed an educational program for them. From FY 2005, we had worked on developing an e-learningeducational program, and we completed it in January 2007. The purpose of this study is to describe the process ofdeveloping the educational program, which was designed primarily for first and second year nursing students, butalso meets the needs of others interested in volunteer work. We used an action research approach to develop thee-learning program. The process was classified into three steps. First, we began a periodic meeting to discuss thedesign of our website and its contents. Then we signed a contract with website developing experts and recruitednursing volunteer students to be participants in the study. As a result of our process, the web experts created adraft website with two layers: one general site for public and one fo
  • Providing Successful Nursing Care to the Foreign Patient with Glaucoma, a Case Study.
    Yasuko Nagamatsu, Junichi Nagamatsu, Yumi Sakyo
    Bulletin of St. Luke's University of Nursing 33 55-59 Mar. 2007 [Refereed]
  • Starting a Master Course and Consistent Development of Bacalaureate Course in “International Nursing“ at St.Luke's College of Nursing.
    (33) 111-115 Mar. 2007
  • Development of Educational Programs for Nursing Student at Kabul Medical University in Afghanistan : E-Learning Programs for Catheterization and Enema.
    Yasuko Nagamatsu, Yumi Sakyo, Akiko Ishimoto, Junko Tashiro
    Bulletin of St. Luke's University of Nursing 35 98-101 [Refereed]
  • ーThe Elimination of Tiberculosis in the United States- Commitee on the Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States
    Yasuko Nagamatsu, Nobukatsu Ishikawa
     50 1-14

Awards & Honors

  •  Japan Society of Private College & University of Nursing Nursing Research Encouragement Award Impact of a nursing education program about caring for patients in Japan with malignant pleural mesothelioma on nurses' knowledge, difficulties and attitude: A randomized control trial

Research Grants & Projects

  • Guideline to improve Quality of Life of patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and thier families
    Ministry of Education、Culture、Sports、Science and Technology:Grants‐in‐aid for Scientific Research (B)
    Project Year: Apr. 2016 - Mar. 2020  
  • Health Promotion of the migrants in global society: Prevention of mon-communicable disease by empowering strength of community
    Ministry of Education、Culture、Sports、Science and Technology:Grant-in-Aid for challenging Exploratory Research
    Project Year: Apr. 2016 - Mar. 2019  
  • Development and evaluation of an Educational Program for Nurses about Care of Patients with Pleural Mesothelioma in Japan
    Ministry of Education、Culture、Sports、Science and Technology:Grants‐in‐aid for Scientific Research (c)
    Project Year: Apr. 2011 - Mar. 2013  
  • Development of Workshop and Handbook to improve Palliative Care for Malignant Pleうrural Mesothelioma
    Project Year: Jun. 2012 - Dec. 2012  
  • Development and evaluation of asbestos-related health consultation fpr public health nurses
    Ministry of Education、Culture、Sports、Science and Technology:Grants‐in‐aid for Scientific Research (c)
    Project Year: Apr. 2007 - Mar. 2010  

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