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Division of Psychiatric Nursing & Mental health

Subject Division of Psychiatric Nursing & Mental health
Professor Kengo Kitajima
Lecturer Mie Urabe
Assistant Professor Hiroko Fukuda
Research Contents The main field of research in our Psychiatric Nursing group has been “social participation of mentally handicapped people”. Funded by the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) in 2004-2005 ( H. Hanada, K Kitajima, et al.), we conducted research regarding the support for social participation of mentally handicapped people with the cooperation of a vocational aid center, an NPO, and a community workshop, and completed a research report in 2006.
  With funding of the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) between 2012-2015(Kengo Kitajima), we have been researching about “independence support for teens that have been abused ”, we have presented a part of the results at several academic conferences.
 Additionally, focusing on the most difficult symptoms of BPSD(Behavioral Psychological Symptoms of Dementia) for caregivers in elderly patients with dementia, we investigated the actual situations and characteristics of BPSD in each type of dementia in the psychiatric hospital. Also, we are aiming for the development of effective care methods for BPSD funded by the Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research 2012-2015 (Mie Urabe) and the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) between 2015-2018(Mie Urabe).
 Furthermore, research is conducted into the long-term mental health support for victims of typhoons and heavy rain disasters, which occur frequently in Japan, funded by the Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) 2014-2016(Hiroko Fukuda).
  •  N.Kawamura, H.Handa, K.Kitajima, et al.:Public Independent Support for Maltreated Children in Japan and the Associated Problems, The 8th International Nursing Conference, in Seoul, Korea 2012
  • K.Kitajima, S.Nagae,H.Hanada, M.Hoshi, et al.:A national survey on foster parents and "family homes" nursing abused children in Japan, JaSPCAN Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect ,Nagoya, 2014
  • N.Kawamura, H.Hanada, S.Nagae, K.Kitajima, et al: IIssues related to raising abused children on supporting their independence : A national survey of foster parents in Japan, XXth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect in Nagoya, Japan,2014
  • Mie Urabe(2012). Dementia Care Directed at Intervention for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Through the Utilization of Remaining Brain Functuions. J Kyoto Pref.Univ Med 2012; 121(12):657-663.
  • Mie Urabe、Jin Narumoto、Teruyuki Matsuoka、Shogo Taniguchi、Yuka Kato、Mayu Ogawa、Kengo Kitajima、Ayae Kinoshita.Brain atrophy Comparison between Alzheimer’s Disease patients with Psychological Disturbance and without Psychological Disturbanceand Healthy Elderly People using Voxel Based Morphometry, International Psychogeriatric Association 16th International Congress ,Seoul, Korea, 2013.
  • Mie Urabe, Hiroko Fukuda, Kengo Kitajima (2014). Nursing students’ study of effects of patients’ recreational use of tablet PCs in psychiatric nursing practicum, Bulletin of School of Nursing Kyoto Prefectural University, 24; 95-101.
  • Hiroko Fukuda. A Study about the Social Functioning in Patients with Schizophrenia during Long-term Hospitalization-Evaluation of the Social Functioning with Rehabilitation Evaluation Hall and Baker-,Bulletin of School of Nursing Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine 2012; 22: 1-6.
  • Hiroko Fukuda,Mie Urabe,Kengo Kitajima.Care for Long-Term Hospitalized Patients Living with Mental Illnesses in a Psychiatric Hospital-Evaluation of Social Functioning in Patients With Schizophrenia through A Comparison between Patients in Open and Closed Wards-.J Kyoto Pref.Univ Med 2015; 124(6):397-404.
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