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Social Life SciencePublic Health and Health Systems

Introduction

We aim to contribute to the development of health systems for improving people's health by conducting scientific researches and analyses of domestic and global public health issues.

Research Projects

1. Noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk factors in Japan and abroad

(1) Aichi workers cohort study
- Prospective cohort study on obesity, diabetes, and other cardiovascular risk factors
- Following up about 7,000 healthy public workers since 1997
[Recent publications]
- Association between parental history of diabetes and the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus differs according to the sex of the parent and offspring’s body weight: A finding from a Japanese worksite-based cohort study. Preventive Medicine 81: 49–53 (2015)
- Breakfast skipping is positively associated with incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus: evidence from Aichi Workers’ Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology 25 (5): 351–358 (2015)
- Smoking and diabetes: is the association mediated by adiponectin, leptin or C-reactive protein? Journal of Epidemiology 25 (2): 99–109 (2015)

(2) NCD risk factors in low and middle income countries
- Cross-sectional epidemiological study and qualitative study
- Palau (young people), Bangladesh (the urban poor), Ethiopia (public workers)
[Recent publications]
- Profile of non-communicable disease risk factors among young people in Palau. Journal of Epidemiology 25 (5): 392–397 (2015)
- Facilitators and barriers of adopting healthy lifestyle in rural China: a qualitative analysis through social capital perspectives. Nagoya J Med Sci 78 (2): 163-173 (2016)

2. NCD control measures and health education modules

(1) Health education and physical exercise programs in Japan
- Targeting small business workers and professional drivers
- Collaboration with Japan Health Insurance Association, Aichi Chapter

(2) Health education and dietary modification trials abroad
- Targeting young people in Palau and the urban poor in Bangladesh

3. Health systems and community health

(1) Capacity development for the comprehensive community based health care in Japan
- Targeting health and welfare staff and community people involved in home-based care
- Collaboration with Tohno Kousei Hospital, Daido Hospital, and other welfare agencies

(2) Health policies and systems in developing countries
- Policies and systems including health financing, health workforce, reproductive health, and infectious disease control

4. Gender and health / Social determinants of health

Faculty Members

FacultyPositionDepartment
YATSUYA,Hiroshi Professor Public Health and Health Systems
HIRAKAWA,Yoshihisa Associate professor Public Health and Health Systems
CHIANG,Chifa Lecturer Public Health and Health Systems

Bibliography

  • 2021
    1. Sata M, Cui R, Chiang C, Singeo ST Jr, Watson BM, Yatsuya H, Honjo K, Mita T, Temengil EJ, Madraisau S, Yamagishi K, Aoyama A, Iso H. Determinants of alcohol consumption and marijuana use among young adults in the Republic of Palau. Environ Health Prev Med. 2021 Jan 22;26(1):12. doi: 10.1186/s12199-020-00928-8.
    2. Khan FA, Khalequzzaman M, Hasan M, Choudhury SR, Chiang C, Aoyama A, Islam SS. Dietary salt intake and its correlates among adults in a slum area in Dhaka, Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. Nagoya Journal of Medical Science. 2021 Jan 22 accept.
    3. Kisanuki K, Muraki I, Yamagishi K, Kokubo Y, Saito I, Yatsuya H, Sawada N, Iso H, Tsugane S; JPHC Study Group. Weight change during middle age and risk of stroke and coronary heart disease: The Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study. Atherosclerosis. 2021 Apr;322:67-73. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2021.02.017.
    4. Kisanuki K, Muraki I, Yamagishi K, Kokubo Y, Saito I, Yatsuya H, Sawada N, Iso H, Tsugane S; JPHC Study Group. Weight change during middle age and risk of stroke and coronary heart disease: The Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study. Atherosclerosis. 2021 Apr;322:67-73. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2021.02.017.
    5. Ota A, Li Y, Yatsuya H, Tanno K, Sakata K, Yamagishi K, Iso H, Yasuda N, Saito I, Kato T, Arima K, Sou Y, Shimazu T, Yamaji T, Goto A, Inoue M, Iwasaki M, Sawada N, Tsugane S; JPHC-NEXT Study Group. Working cancer survivors' physical and mental characteristics compared to cancer-free workers in Japan: a nationwide general population-based study. J Cancer Surviv. 2021 Jan 12. doi: 10.1007/s11764-020-00984-7. Epub ahead of print.
    6. Kihara T, Yamagishi K, Honda K, Ikeda A, Yatsuya H, Saito I, Kokubo Y, Yamaji T, Shimazu T, Sawada N, Iwasaki M, Iso H, Tsugane S; JPHC Study Group. Apolipoprotein A2 Isoforms in Relation to the Risk of Myocardial Infarction: A Nested Case-Control Analysis in the JPHC Study. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2021 May 1;28(5):483-490. doi: 10.5551/jat.56218.
    7. Rahman KM S-Ur, Onishi J, Mamun R, Suenaga H, Chiang C, Hirakawa Y. Job satisfaction among physicians providing health care to the elderly in Japan: a qualitative study. Int Psychogeriatr. 2021; 21: 311-316
    8. Rahman KM S-Ur, Mamun R, Eriksson E, He Y, Hirakawa Y. Discrimination against the elderly in health-care services: a systematic review. Int Psychogeriatr. 2021 Feb 8 accept.
    9. Hirakawa Y, Aita K, Nishikawa M, Arai H, Miura H. Facilitating advance care planning for patients with severe COPD: a qualitative study of experiences and perceptions of community physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. Home Healthc Now 2021 Mar-Apr 01;39(2):81-90. doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000945.
    10. Yatsuya H, Tsugane S. What constitutes healthiness of Washoku or Japanese diet? Eur J Clin Nutr. 2021 Feb 18:1–2. doi: 10.1038/s41430-021-00872-y.Epub ahead of print.
    11. Yatsuya H, Ishitake T. Health of university students under job and financial insecurity during COVID-19 pandemic. J Occup Health. 2021 Jan;63(1):e12223. doi: 10.1002/1348-9585.12223.
    12. Yatsuya H. Avoid clinical inertia: Importance of asking and advising patients with diabetes who smoke about quitting. J Diabetes Investig. 2021 Mar;12(3):317-319. doi: 10.1111/jdi.13421.
  • 2020
    1. Li Y, Yatsuya H, Hanibuchi T, Ota A, Naito H, Otsuka R, Murata C, Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, Uemura M, Tamakoshi K, Aoyama A.Positive Association of Physical Activity with Both Objective and Perceived Measures of the Neighborhood Environment among Older Adults: The Aichi Workers' Cohort Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Oct 29;17(21):7971. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17217971.
    2. Kaneko K, Yatsuya H, Li Y, Uemura M, Chiang C, Hirakawa Y, Ota A, Tamakoshi K, Aoyama A. Risk and population attributable fraction of metabolic syndrome and impaired fasting glucose for the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus among middle-aged Japanese individuals: Aichi Worker's Cohort Study. J Diabetes Investig. 2020 Sep;11(5):1163-1169. doi: 10.1111/jdi.13230.
    3. Matsushita K, Jassal SK, Sang Y, Ballew SH, Grams ME, Surapaneni A, Arnlov J, Bansal N, Bozic M, Brenner H, Brunskill NJ, Chang AR, Chinnadurai R, Cirillo M, Correa A, Ebert N, Eckardt KU, Gansevoort RT, Gutierrez O, Hadaegh F, He J, Hwang SJ, Jafar TH, Kayama T, Kovesdy CP, Landman GW, Levey AS, Lloyd-Jones DM, Major RW, Miura K, Muntner P, Nadkarni GN, Naimark DM, Nowak C, Ohkubo T, Pena MJ, Polkinghorne KR, Sabanayagam C, Sairenchi T, Schneider MP, Shalev V, Shlipak M, Solbu MD, Stempniewicz N, Tollitt J, Valdivielso JM, van der Leeuw J, Wang AY, Wen CP, Woodward M, Yamagishi K, Yatsuya H, Zhang L, Schaeffner E, Coresh J. Incorporating kidney disease measures into cardiovascular risk prediction: Development and validation in 9 million adults from 72 datasets.EClinicalMedicine. 2020 Oct 14;27:100552. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100552.
    4. Li Y, Yatsuya H, Tanaka S, Iso H, Okayama A, Tsuji I, Sakata K, Miyamoto Y, Ueshima H, Miura K, Murakami Y, Okamura T; EPOCH-JAPAN Research Group. Estimation of 10-Year Risk of Death from Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, and Cardiovascular Disease in a Pooled Analysis of Japanese Cohorts: EPOCH-JAPAN. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2020 Oct 10. doi: 10.5551/jat.58958.Epub ahead of print.
    5. He Y, Chiang C, Gebremariam LW, Hirakawa Y, Yatsuya H, Aoyama A. Factors Associated With Prediabetes and Diabetes Among Public Employees in Northern Ethiopia. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2020 Dec 8:1010539520974848. doi: 10.1177/1010539520974848. Epub ahead of print.
    6. Chiang C, Aoyama A, Khalequzzaman M, Choudhury SR, Paul D, Rayna SE, Khan FA, Hirakawa Y, Iso H, Yatsuya H. Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) as a reliable option for detecting diabetes among the urban poor population in Bangladesh. Eur J Public Health. 2020 Aug 1;30(4):839-841. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cky275.
    7. Shimizu H, Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, Ngiralmau B, Tellei J, Rehuher-Marugg FK, Mita T, Yatsuya H, Aoyama A. Perception and behavior related to noncommunicable diseases in Palau: a qualitative study. Nagoya Journal of Medical Science. 2020 Oct 28 accept.
    8. Wang C, Yatsuya H, Lin Y, Sasakabe T, Kawai S, Kikuchi S, Iso H, Tamakoshi A. Milk Intake and Stroke Mortality in the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study-A Bayesian Survival Analysis. Nutrients. 2020 Sep 9;12(9):2743. doi: 10.3390/nu12092743.
    9. Tanabe N, Seki N, Horikawa C, Yatsuya H, Yamagishi K, Iso H, Ukawa S, Tamakoshi A; JACC Study group. Depressive Tendency and the Risk of Death from Pneumonia: The JACC Study. Intern Med. 2020 Dec 15;59(24):3123-3130. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.5052-20.
    10. Ukai T, Iso H, Yamagishi K, Saito I, Kokubo Y, Yatsuya H, Muraki I, Eshak ES, Sawada N, Tsugane S. Habitual tub bathing and risks of incident coronary heart disease and stroke. Heart. 2020 May;106(10):732-737. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-315752.
    11. Saito I, Yamagishi K, Kokubo Y, Yatsuya H, Iso H, Sawada N, Inoue M, Tsugane S. Non-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Risk of Stroke Subtypes and Coronary Heart Disease: The Japan Public Health Center-Based Prospective (JPHC) Study. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2020 Apr 1;27(4):363-374. doi: 10.5551/jat.50385.
    12. Hirakawa Y, Hirahara S, Yamaguchi Y, Yamanaka T, Miura H, Arai H. Improving the quality of community primary palliative care in COPD: A qualitative study of health care providers. Home Health Care Services Quarterly 2020,doi:10.1080/01621424.2020.1845272.
    13. Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, Muraya T, Andoh H, Aoyama A. Interprofessional case conferences to bridge perception gaps regarding ethical dilemmas in home-based end-of-life care: A qualitative study Journal of Rural Medicine, 15 (3): 104–115 (2020) doi.org/10.2185/jrm.2020-002
    14. Kawamura Y, Hashimoto T, Miura H, Kozawa K, Yoshikawa A, Ikeda N, Yatsuya H, Yasuoka H, Yoshikawa T. Inherited chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus 6 and autoimmune connective tissue diseases. J Clin Virol. 2020 Nov;132:104656. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2020.104656.
    15. Miura H, Kawamura Y, Ohye T, Hattori F, Kozawa K, Ihira M, Yatsuya H, Nishizawa H, Kurahashi H, Yoshikawa T. Inherited chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus 6 is a risk factor for spontaneous abortion. J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 28:jiaa606. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiaa606. Epub ahead of print.
    16. Sando M, Uehara K, Li Y, Aiba T, Ogura A, Ebata T, Kodera Y, Yatsuya H, Nagino M. Pelvic exenteration associated with future renal dysfunction. Surg Today. 2020 Dec;50(12):1601-1609. doi: 10.1007/s00595-020-02036-0.
    17. Souma T, Minezawa T, Yatsuya H, Okamura T, Yamatsuta K, Morikawa S, Horiguchi T, Maeda S, Goto Y, Hayashi M, Isogai S, Yamamoto N, Kondo M, Imaizumi K. Risk Factors of Infectious Complications After Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Biopsy. Chest. 2020 Aug;158(2):797-807. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.02.025.
    18. Ito Y, Ito M, Iwase T, Kataoka K, Yamada K, Yasuda S, Ito H, Takeuchi J, Nakano Y, Fujita A, Horiguchi E, Taki Y, Yatsuya H, Terasaki H. Prevalence of and factors associated with dilated choroidal vessels beneath the retinal pigment epithelium among the Japanese. Sci Rep
    19. Matsushita M, Muramoto A, Nomura E, Eguchi Y, Kato A, Sano Y, Kabayama M, Arakawa M, Oguma Y, Yabe D, Matsunaga M, Yatsuya H, Arima H, Tsushita K. The Smart Life Stay (SLS) program: effects of a lifestyle intervention program in combination with health tourism and health guidance for type 2 diabetes. Nutr Diabetes. 2020 Aug 29;10(1):33. doi: 10.1038/s41387-020-00136-x. Erratum in: Nutr Diabetes. 2020 Sep 23;10(1):34.
    20. Wang H, Nakajima T, Ito Y, Naito H, Zhao N, Li H, Qiu X, Xia L, Chen J, Wu Q, Li L, Huang H, Yanagiba Y, Qu H, Yatsuya H, Kamijima M. Increased risk of occupational trichloroethylene hypersensitivity syndrome at exposure levels higher than 15 mg/L of urinary trichloroacetic acid, regardless of whether the patients had the HLA-B*13:01 allele. Environ Res. 2020 Dec;191:109972. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109972.
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    24. Ozkan Sirin, Chiang Chifa, Aba Gokhan, Celik Yusuf. Satisfaction with maternal and birth services: a survey in public hospitals in Turkey, Int J Health Care Qual Assur 33巻 ( 4-5 ) 頁:363 - 372 2020年5月
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  • 2019
    1. Chiang C, Aoyama A. Khalequzzaman M, Choudhury SR, Paul D, Rayna SE, Khan FA, Hirakawa Y, Iso H, and Yatsuya H. Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) as a reliable option for detecting diabetes among the urban poor population in Bangladesh.European Journal of Public Health, doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cky27, 2019
    2. Hirakawa Y, Yajima K, Chiang C, Aoyama A. Meaning and practices of spiritual care for older people with dementia: Experience of nurses and care workers. Psychogeriatrics, doi: 10.1111/psyg.12454, 2019
    3. Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, Yasuda-Uemura M, Aoyama A. Job satisfaction among Japanese home-visit care workers. Home Health Care Management & Practice 31(1) 3-8, 2019
    4. Saif-Ur-Rahman KM, Mamun R, Anwar I. Identifying gaps in primary healthcare policy and governance in low-income and middle-income countries: protocol for an evidence gap map. BMJ Open 9:e024316. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024316, 2019
    5. Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, Yasuda-Uemura M, Aoyama A. Health-related behavior of the people who neglect the specific health guidance for metabolic syndrome control. Nagoya Journal of Medical Science 81 (2), 199-205, 2019
    6. Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, Yasuda K, Iwaki Y, Andoh H, Aoyama A. Spirituality in older men living alone near the end-of-life. Nagoya Journal of Medical Science 81(4), 557-570, 2019
    7. Hirakawa Y, He Y, Chiang C, Aoyama A. Gender differences in wishes and feelings regarding end-of-life among Japanese elderly people living at home. Journal of Rural Medicine;14 (1), 148-151, 2019
    8. Kato A, Li Y, Ota A, Naito H, Yamada H, Nihashi T, Hotta Y, Chiang C, Hirakawa Y, Aoyama A, Tamakoshi K, Yatsuya H. Smoking results in accumulation of ectopic fat in the liver. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: 2019 Jul 9;12:1075-1080, eCollection 2019
    9. Hirakawa Y, Horie K, Chiang C, Shimizu H, Andoh H, Aoyama A. Challenges to successful community-based integrated approach to dementia: a qualitative study. Journal of Gerontological Social Work 62 (6): 613–629, 2019
    10. Lee CMY, Colagiuri S, Woodward M, Gregg EW, Adams R, Azizi F, Gabriel R, Gill TK, Gonzalez C, Hodge A, Jacobs Jr DR Jr, Joseph JJ, Khalili D, Magliano DJ, Mehlig K, Milne R, Mishra G, Mongraw-Chaffin M, Pasco JA, Sakurai M, Schreiner PJ, Selvin E, Shaw JE, Wittert G, Yatsuya H, Huxley RR. Comparing different definitions of prediabetes with subsequent risk of diabetes: an individual participant data meta-analysis involving 76 513 individuals and 8208 cases of incident diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. Dec 29;7(1):e000794, eCollection 2019
  • 2018
    1. Hirakawa Y, Yasuda-Uemura M, Chiang C, and Aoyama A.Popular social media as a tool for enhancing community-based end-of-life care education for health care professionals: a formative study. Educational Gerontology; 44. doi: 10.1080/03601277.2018.1440514, 2018.
    2. Yatsuya H, Li Y, Hirakawa Y, Ota A, Matsunaga M, Haregot HE, Chiang C, Zhang Y, Tamakoshi K, Toyoshima H, Aoyama A.A point system for predicting 10-year risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus in Japanese men: Aichi Workers' Cohort Study.Journal of Epidemiology 28(8)347-352, 2018.
    3. Kawazoe N, Zhang X, Chiang C, Liu H, Li J, Hirakawa Y, and Aoyama A.Prevalence of hypertension and hypertension control rates among elderly adults during the cold season in rural Northeast China: a cross-sectional study.Journal of Rural Medicine 13 (1):64-71, 2018
    4. Gebremariam LW, Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, He Y, Kitabayashi H, and Aoyama A.Developing peer health education modules for noncommunicable disease prevention – Pilot programs in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Palau.国際開発学会第19回春季大会発表論文集 271-280, 2018
    5. Gebremariam LW, Chiang C, Yatsuya H, Hilawe EH, Kahsay AB, Godefey H, Abraham L, Hirakawa Y, Iso H, and Aoyama A.Non-communicable disease risk factor profile among public employees in a regional city in northern Ethiopia.Scientific Reports doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-27519-6, 2018
    6. Li Y, Yatsuya H, Hanibuchi T, Hirakawa Y, Ota A, Uemura M, Chiang C, Otsuka R, Murata C, Tamakoshi K, Toyoshima H, Aoyama A.The association between objective measures of residence and worksite neighborhood environment, and self-reported leisure-time physical activities: The Aichi Workers' Cohort Study.Preventive Medicine Reports 24 (11): 282-289, 2018
    7. Cui M, Chiang C, Cui R, Honjo K, Yatsuya H, Watson BM, Ikerdeu E, Mita T, Madraisau S, Aoyama A, Iso H.Prevalence and correlates of dyslipidemia among men and women in Palau: findings of the Palau STEPS survey.Journal of Epidemiology 29 (3).97-103, 2018
    8. Kaneko K, Yatsuya H, Li, Y, Uemura M, Chiang C, Hirakawa Y, Ota A, Tamakoshi K, Aoyama A.Association of gamma-glutamyl transferase and alanine aminotransferase with type 2 diabetes mellitus incidence in middle-aged Japanese men: 12-year follow-up.Journal of Diabetes Investigation: doi: 10.1111/jdi.12930, 2018
    9. Hirakawa Y, He Y, Aoyama A.Effect of online program using popular social media on health care professionals’ knowledge and attitudes towards dementia.Geriatrics and Gerontology International 18 (9): 1421–1422, 2018
    10. Gebremariam LW, Hirakawa Y, Rayna SE, Khan FA, Chiang C, He Y, Temengil EJ, Madraisau S, Khalequzzaman M, Choudhury SR, Yatsuya H, and Aoyama A.Pilot peer health education for noncommunicable disease prevention in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Palau.Journal of Global Health Reports 2: e2018039, doi: 10.29392/joghr.2.e2018039, 2018
    11. Gebremariam LW, Aoyama A, Kahsay AB, Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, Yatsuya H, and Matsuyama A.Perception and practice of ‘healthy’ diet related to noncommunicable diseases among the people in northern Ethiop ia: a community-based qualitative study.Nagoya Journal of Medical Science 80 (4), 451-464, 2018
    12. Al-Shoaibi AAA, Matsuyama A, Khalequzzaman M, Haseen F, Choudhury SR, Hoque BA, Chiang C, Hirakawa Y, Yatsuya H, and Aoyama A.Perception and behavior related to noncommunicable diseases among slum dwellers in a rapidly urbanizing city, Dhaka, Bangladesh: a qualitative study.Nagoya Journal of Medical Science 80 (4): 559–569, 2018
    13. Saif-Ur-Rahman KM, Anwar I, Hasan M, Hossain S, Shafique S, Haseen F, Khalequzzaman M, Rahman A, Islam S.Use of indices to measure socio-economic status (SES) in South-Asian urban health studies: a scoping review.Systematic Reviews 7:196 doi: 10.1186/s13643-018-0867-6, 2018
    14. Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, Yasuda-Uemura M, Aoyama A.Involvement of Japanese Care Managers and Social Workers in Advance Care Planning. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care 14 (4): 315–327, 2018
    15. Uemura M, Hayashi F, Ishioka K, Ihara K, Yasuda K, Okazaki K, Omata J, Suzutani T, Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, Aoyama A, Ohira T. Obesity and mental health improvement following nutritional education focusing on gut microbiota composition in Japanese women: a randomised controlled trial. European Journal of Nutrition: doi: 10.1007/s00394-018-1873-0, 2018
  • 2017
    1. Khalequzzaman M, Chiang C, Hoque BA, Choudhury SR, Nizam S, Yatsuya H, Matsuyama A, Hirakawa Y, Islam SS, Iso H, and Aoyama A.Population profile and residential environment of an urban poor community in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 2017; 22(1):1. doi: 10.1186/s12199-017-0610-2.
    2. Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, Hilawe EH, and Aoyama A.Content of advance care planning among Japanese elderly people living at home: a qualitative study.Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2017; 70: 162–168.
    3. Zhang Y, Yatsuya H, Li Y, Chiang C, Hirakawa Y, Kawazoe N, Tamakoshi K, Toyoshima H, and Aoyama A.Long-term weight change slope, weight fluctuation and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in middle-aged Japanese men and women: findings of Aichi Workers’ Cohort Study.Nutrition & Diabetes, 2017; 7, e252 doi:10.1038/nutd.2017.5.
    4. Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, and Aoyama A.A qualitative study on barriers to achieving high-quality, community-based integrated dementia care.Journal of Rural Medicine, 2017; 12 (1): 28–32.
    5. Hirakawa Y.Towards structuring community-based integrated care systems in Japan: Research and practice.Medical Research Archives, 2017; 5 (4):1–8. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18103/mra.v5i4.1194.
    6. Kaneko K, Niyonkuru J, Ndereye J, Mbonabuca T, Osaki K and Aoyama A.Effectiveness of the Maternal and Child Health Handbook in Burundi for increasing notification of birth at health facilities and postnatal care uptake.Global Health Action, 2017; 10:1, 1297604 doi: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1297604.
    7. Wang C, Chiang C, Yatsuya H, Hilawe EH, Ikerdeu E, Honjo K, Mita T, Cui R, Hirakawa Y, Madraisau S, Ngirmang G, Iso H, and Aoyama A.Descriptive epidemiology of hypertension and its association with obesity: based on the WHO STEPwise Approach to Surveillance in Palau.Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2017; doi: 10.1177/1010539517704042.
    8. Osako A, Chiang C, Ito K, Yatsuya H, Hilawe EH, Ikerdeu E, Honjo K, Mita T, Cui R, Hirakawa Y, Madraisau S, Ngirmang G, Iso H, and Aoyama A.Disparity in metabolic risk factors of non-communicable diseases between Palauans and Filipinos living in Palau.Nagoya Journal of Medical Science, 2017; 79 (2): 157–165.
    9. Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, Hilawe EH, Andoh H, Uemura K, and Aoyama A.Formative research for the nationwide promotion of a multidisciplinary community-based educational program on end-of-life care.Nagoya Journal of Medical Science, 2017; 79 (2): 229–239.
    10. Aoyama A, Chiang C, Matsuyama A, Hirakawa Y, Khalequzzaman M, and Choudhury SR.Population profile and prevalence of noncommunicable disease risk factors of the poor living in a shantytown in Dhaka, Bangladesh.国際開発学会第18回春季大会発表論文集, 2017; 213–228.
    11. Katoh Y, Ota A, Yatsuya H, Li Y, Naito H, Fujisawa A, Matsunaga M, Hirakawa Y, Chiang C, Toyoshima H, Tamakoshi K, and Aoyama A.Functional capacity, self-rated health status, and psychosocial characteristics of employed cancer survivors in Japan.Fujita Medical Journal, 2017; 3 (3): 55–61.
    12. Khalequzzaman M, Chiang C, Choudhury SR, Yatsuya H, Al-Mamun MA, Al-Shoaibi AAA, Hirakawa Y, Hoque BA, Islam SS, Matsuyama A, Iso H, and Aoyama A.Prevalence of non-communicable disease risk factors among poor shantytown residents in Dhaka, Bangladesh: a community based cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open, 2017; 7 :e014710. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014710.
    13. Kitabayashi H, Chiang C, Al-Shoaibi AAA, Hirakawa Y, and Aoyama A.Association between Maternal and Child Health Handbook and quality of antenatal care services in Palestine. Maternal and Child Health Journal 21 (12): 2161–2168, 2017; doi: 10.1007/s10995-017-2332-x.
    14. Ohira T, Nakano H, Nagai M, Ymiya Y, Zhang W, Uemura M, Sakai A, Hashimoto S.Changes in Cardiovascular Risk Factors after the Great East Japan Earthquake: A Review of the Comprehensive Health Check in the Fukushima Health Management Survey.Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health,2017;29 (suppl 2): 47S–55S.
  • 2016
    1. Kinoshita M, Suhardan S, Danila D, Chiang C, and Aoyama A.Estimating post-emergency fertilities among disaster affected adolescents – Findings from a case control study in Aceh province, Indonesia.Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 10 (1): 80–86 ,2016
    2. Zhang Y, Ma D, Cui R, Hilawe EH, Chiang C, Hirakawa Y, Hu Y, Wang P, Iso H, and Aoyama A.Facilitators and barriers of adopting healthy lifestyle in rural China: a qualitative analysis through social capital perspectives. Nagoya Journal of Medical Science, 2016; 78 (2).
    3. Hilawe EH, Chiang C, Yatsuya H, Wang C, Ikerdeu E, Honjo K, Mita T, Cui R, Hirakawa Y, Madraisau S, Ngirmang G, Iso H, and Aoyama A.Prevalence and predictors of prediabetes and diabetes among adults in Palau: population-based national STEPS survey.Nagoya Journal of Medical Science,2016;78(4):475–483.
    4. Hirakawa Y.Care manager as a medical information source for elderly people.Medical Research Archives,2016;4(5),155–166.
    5. Uemura M, Ohira T, Yasumura S, Otsuru A, Maeda M, Harigane M, Horikoshi N, Suzuki Y, Yabe H, Takahashi H, Nagai M, Nakano H, Zhang W, Hirosaki M, Abe M.The association between psychological distress and dietary intake among evacuees after the Great East Japan Earthquake in a cross-sectional study: the Fukushima Health Management Survey.BMJ Open,2016;6(7),DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011534.
  • 2015
    1. Hirakawa Y, Kimata T, Uemura K. Qualitative modeling of burden and distress among home helpers in Japan. International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices 2015; 2: 111.
    2. Hilawe E.H, Yatsuya H, Li Y, Uemura M, Wang C, Chiang C, Toyoshima H, Tamakoshi K, Zhang Y, Kawazoe N, Aoyama A. Smoking and Diabetes - Is the association mediated by adiponectin, leptin or C-reactive protein? Journal of Epidemiology, 2015; 25 (2): 99–109.
    3. Wang C, Yatsuya H, Tamakoshi K, Iso H, Tamakoshi A. Milk Drinking and Mortality: Findings From the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology, 2015; 25 (1) 66-73.
    4. Hirakawa Y, Hilawe EH, Chiang C, and Aoyama A. Comprehensive medication management services influence medication adherence among Japanese older people. Journal of Rural Medicine, 2015; 10 (2): 79–83.
    5. Chiang C, Singeo ST, Yatsuya H, Honjo K, Mita T, Ikerdeu E, Cui R, Li Y, Watson BM, Ngirmang G, Iso H, and Aoyama A. Profile of non-communicable disease risk factors among young people in Palau. Journal of Epidemiology, 2015; 25 (5): 392–397.
    6. Watson BM, Chiang C, Ikerdeu E, Yatsuya H, Honjo K, Mita T, Cui R, Madraisau S, Ngirmang G, Iso H, and Aoyama A. Profile of non-communicable disease risk factors among adults in the Republic of Palau: findings of a national STEPS survey. Nagoya Journal of Medical Science, 2015; 77 (4): 609-619.
    7. Uemura M, Yatsuya H, Hilawe EH, Li Y, Wang C, Chiang C, Otsuka R, Toyoshima H, Tamakoshi K, and Aoyama A. Breakfast skipping is positively associated with incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus: evidence from Aichi Workers’ Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology, 2015; 25 (5): 351–358.
    8. Wang C, Yatsuya H, Tamakoshi K, Toyoshima H, Wada K, Li Y, Hilawe EH, Uemura M, Chiang C, Zhang Y, Otsuka R, Ota A, Hirakawa Y, and Aoyama A. Association between parental history of diabetes and the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus differs according to the sex of the parent and offspring’s body weight: A finding from a Japanese worksite-based cohort study. Preventive Medicine, 2015; 81: 49–53.
    9. Kawazoe N, Liu G, Chiang C, Zhang Y, and Aoyama A. Effects of the health insurance coverage extension on the use of outpatient services among small children in rural China. Nagoya Journal of Medical Science, 2015; 77 (3): 465–474.
    10. Kinoshita M, Suhardan S, Danila D, Chiang C, and Aoyama A. Estimating post-emergency fertilities among disaster affected adolescents – Findings from a case control study in Aceh province, Indonesia.Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 2015; 10 (1): 80–86.
  • 2014
    1. Hirakawa Y, Kimata T, Uemura K. Factors associated with self-rated health of rural population: A report from the prospective observational study. Journal of Rural Medicine 9, 2014; 40-42.
    2. Hirakawa Y.Current situation and challenges surrounding the communication gap among health care professionals: outlook of rural health care professionals and medical students. Journal of Rural Medicine 9, 2014; 43-44.
    3. Hirakawa Y. Emotional and spiritual pain and suffering of older people with end-of-life dementia from the perspective of nurses and care workers: a qualitative study. Journal of Nursing & Care 3, 2014; 212.
    4. Hirakawa Y, Uemura K. Non-medical care managers’ attitudes towards reporting to, contacting, and consulting physicians. Annals of Gerontology and Geriatric Research 1, 2014; 1018.
    5. Yatsuya H, Nihashi T, Li Y, Hotta Y, Matsushita K, Muramatsu T, Otsuka R, Matsunaga M, Yamashita K, Wang C, Uemura M, Harada A, Fukatsu H, Toyoshima H, Aoyama A, Tamakoshi K. Independent association of liver fat accumulation with insulin resistance. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 2014; 8(4): e350–e355.
    6. Yatsuya H, Li Y, Hilawe E.H, Ota A, Wang C, Chiang C, Yan Z, Uemura M, Osako A, Ozaki Y, Aoyama A. Global trend in overweight and obesity and its association with cardiovascular disease incidence. Circulation Journal, 2014; 78(12): 2807–2818.
    7. Ohashi A, Higuchi M, Labeeb S.A, Mohamed A.G, Chiang C, Aoyama A. Family support for women’s health seeking behavior – a qualitative study in rural southern Egypt (Upper Egypt). Nagoya Journal of Medical Science, 2014; 76 (1–2): 17–25.
    8. Kawaguchi L, Fouad N.A.M, Chiang C, Elshair I.H.H, Abdou, N.M, El Banna S.R, Aoyama A. Dimensions of women’s empowerment and their influence on the utilization of maternal health services in an Egyptian village: A multivariate analysis. Nagoya Journal of Medical Science, 2014; 76 (1–2): 161–171.
    9. Yan Z, Kawazoe N, Hilawe E.H, Chiang C, Li Y, Yatsuya H, Aoyama A. Patterns of risk factors related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Asian and Oceania countries by using cluster analysis. Journal of International Health (国際保健医療) , 2014; 29(4): 257–265.
  • 2013
    1. Beran D, Higuchi M. Delivering Diabetes Care in the Philippines and Vietnam: Policy and Practice Issues. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2013;25(1):92–101.
    2. Tanaka E, Yatsuya H, Uemura M, Murata C, Otsuka R, Toyoshima H, Tamakoshi K, Sasaki S, Kawaguchi L, Aoyama A. Associations of protein, fat, and carbohydrate intakes with insomnia symptoms among middle-aged Japanese workers. Journal of Epidemiology, 2013;23 (2):132-138.
    3. Wang C, Yatsuya H, Tamakoshi K, Uemura M, Li Y, Wada K, Yamashita K, Kawaguchi L, Toyoshima H, Aoyama A. Positive association between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and incidence of type-2 diabetes mellitus in Japanese workers: 6-year follow-up. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 2013.DOI: 10.1002/dmrr.2406.
    4. Akao S, Tanabe K, Dorjsuren B, Higuchi M. Physical assessment ability of nurses and midwives on maternal care in Mongolia. Health, 2013;5(3):475-480.DOI: 10.4236/health.2013.53065
    5. Chiang C, Labeeb S.A, Higuchi M, Mohamed A.G, Aoyama A. Barriers to the use of basic health services among women in rural southern Egypt (Upper Egypt). Nagoya Journal of Medical Sciences, 2013;75 (3–4):225–231.
    6. Hilawe E.H, Yatsuya H, Kawaguchi L, Aoyama A. Differences by sex in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus, impaired fasting glycaemia and impaired glucose tolerance in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2013; 91 (9):671–682.
    7. Yatsuya H, Nihashi T, Li Y, Hotta Y, Matsushita K., Muramatsu T, Otsuka R, Matsunaga M, Yamashita K, Wang C, Uemura M, Harada A, Fukatsu H, Toyoshima H, Aoyama A, Tamakoshi K. Independent association of liver fat accumulation with insulin resistance. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 2013;DOI:10.1016/j.orcp.2013.08.002.
  • 2012
    1. Nizam S, Khalequzzaman MD, Yatsuya H, Khamam PA, Sayeed MA, Naito H, Nakajima T. Incidence of young onset insulin-requiring diabetes mellitus among 18- to 30-year-olds in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1994−2003). Nagoya J Med Sci, 2012; 74(1-2):149-156.
    2. Yamashita K, Yatsuya H, Muramatsu T, Toyoshima H, Murohara T, Tamakoshi K. Association of coffee consumption with serum diponectin, leptin, inflammation and metabolic markers in Japanese workers: a cross-sectional study. Nutrition & Diabetes, 2012; 2(4):DOI: 10.1038/nutd.
    3. Folsom AR, Yatsuya H, Mosley TH, Psaty BM. Longstreth WT Risk of intraparenchymal hemorrhage with magnetic resonance imaging-efined leukoaraiosis and brain infarcts. Annals of Neurology, 2012; 71 (4):552–559.
    4. Higuchi M, Okumura J, Aoyama A, Suryawati S, Porter J. Use of medicines and adherence to standard treatment guidelines in rural community health centres, Timor-Leste. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2012;1–14 DOI: 10.1177/1010539512444306.
    5. Li Y, Yatsuya H, Iso H, Toyoshima H, Tamakoshi K. Inverse relationship of serum adiponectin concentration with type 2 diabetes mellitus incidence in middle-aged Japanese workers: six-year follow-up. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 2012;28 (4):349–356.
    6. Higuchi M, Okumura J, Aoyama A, Suryawati S, Porter J. Application of standard treatment guidelines in rural community health centres, Timor-Leste. Health Policy and Planning, 2012;27:396–404.
    7. Chiang C, Elshair I.H.H, Kawaguchi L, Fouad N.A.M, Abdou N.M, Higuchi M, Rizk S, Aoyama A. Improvements in the status of women and increased use of maternal health services in rural Egypt. Nagoya Journal of Medical Science, 2012;74 (3-4):233-240.
    8. Li Y, Yamagishi K, Yatsuya H, Tamakoshi A, Iso H. Smoking cessation and COPD mortality among Japanese men and women: The JACC study. Preventive Medicine, 2012;55:639–643.
    9. Gadi A.D, Higuchi M, Warnasuriya N, Kawaguchi L, Aoyama A. Willingness to work in post-conflict areas: attitudes of medical students from the capital and the north-east part of Sri Lanka. Health, 2012;4 (10):824-831.
    10. Matsumoto T, Yokota K, Sawada M, Sakakibara A, Shibata S, Yasue S, Tomita Y, Yatsuya H, Akiyama M. Postoperative DAV-IFN-β therapy does not improve survival rates of stage II and stage III melanoma patients significantly. Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 2012;DOI: 10.1111/jdv.12040.
    11. Eguchi E, Iso H, Tanabe N, Wada Y, Yatsuya H, Kikuchi S, Inaba Y, Tamakoshi A. Association of healthy lifestyle with mortality from cardiovascular disease: The Japan Collaborative Cohort Study. Eur Heart J, 2012; 33(4):467-477.
    12. Jacobs DR Jr, Yatsuya H, Hearst MO, Thyagarajan B, Kalhan R, Rosenberg S, Smith LJ, Graham Barr R, Duprez DA. Rate of decline of forced vital capacity predicts future arterial hypertension: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Hypertens, 2012; 59(2):219-25. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.111.184101.
  • 2011
    1. Tamakoshi K, Yatsuya H, Tamakoshi A. Early age at menarche associated with increased all-cause mortality. Eur J Epidemiol, 2011; 26(10), 771-778.
    2. Folsom AR, Yatsuya H, Psaty BM, Shahar E, Longstreth WT Jr. Carotid intima-media thickness, electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy, and incidence of intracerebral hemorrhage. Stroke, 2011; 42(11), 3075-9.
    3. Smith LG, Yatsuya H, Psaty BM, Longstreth WT Jr, Folsom AR. Height and risk of incident intraparenchymal hemorrhage: ARIC and CHS Cohorts. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 2011; doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2011.09.004.
    4. Folsom AR, Yatsuya H, Nettleton JA, Lutsey PL, Cushman M, Rosamond WD. Community prevalence of ideal cardiovascular health, by the American Heart Association definition, and relationship with cardiovascular disease incidence. J Am Coll Cardiol, 2011; 57, 1690–1696.
    5. Yatsuya H, Jeffery RW, Langer SL, Mitchell N, Flood AP, Welsh EM, Jaeb MA, Laqua PS, Crowell M, Levy RL. Changes in C-reactive protein during weight loss and the association with changes in anthropometric variables in men and women: LIFE Study.  Int J Obes (Lond), 2011; May; 35(5):684-91.
    6. Aihara Y, Minai J, Aoyama A, Shimanouchi S. Depressive Symptoms and Past Lifestyle among Japanese Elderly. Community Mental Health Journal, 2011; 47 (2): 186-193.
    7. Higuchi M, Okumura J, Aoyama A, Suryawati S, Porter J. Application of standard treatment guidelines in rural community health centres, Timor-Leste. Health Policy and Planning, 2011; doi: 10.1093/heapol/czr051.
    8. Beran D, Higuchi M. Delivering diabetes care in the Philippines and Vietnam: Policy and practice issues. Asia Pac J Public Health, 2011; doi: 10.1177/1010539511412177.
    9. Chiang C, Elshair I.H.H, Kawaguchi L, Fouad N.A.M, Abdou N.M, Higuchi M, Rizk S, and Aoyama A. Improvements in the status of women and increased use of maternal health services in rural Egypt. Nagoya Journal of Medical Science, 2011; 74 (3-4). 
    10. Amano H, Higuchi M. Livelihood of latrine builders and sustainability of sanitation programmes in Lesotho. Proceeding of the 12th Spring Conference of Japan Society for International Development, 2011; 53–56.

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