|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).