Kazushi Okamoto

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Affiliation: Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The role of exogenous risk factors in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Wakayama, Japan
    Tameko Kihira
    Department of Neurology, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama City, Japan
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 8:150-6. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Japan
    K Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Moriyama ku, Nagoya, Japan
    Neuroepidemiology 32:251-6. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Menstrual and reproductive factors for subarachnoid hemorrhage risk in women: a case-control study in nagoya, Japan
    K Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    Stroke 32:2841-4. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Habitual green tea consumption and risk of an aneurysmal rupture subarachnoid hemorrhage: a case-control study in Nagoya, Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Epidemiology, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:367-71. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Dietary antioxidant intake and risk of an aneurysmal rupture subarachnoid hemorrhage in Japan
    K Okamoto
    Department of Epidemiology, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    Eur J Clin Nutr 61:1140-2. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for 6-year mortality by gender in a Japanese elderly population
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Togoku, Kamishidami, Moriyama ku, Nagoya 463 8502, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 45:335-41. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Much communication with family and appetite among elderly persons in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Epidemiology, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Togoku, Kamishidami, Moriyama ku, Nagoya 463 8502, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 45:319-26. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Caregiver psychological characteristics predict discontinuation of care for disabled elderly at home
    K Okamoto
    Department of Epidemiology, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, 463 8502, Japan
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:1110-4. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint The joint effect of oxidative stress and antioxidants on the risk of an aneurysmal rupture subarachnoid hemorrhage: a case-control study in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Epidemiology, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    Ann Epidemiol 17:359-63. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 8:300-4. 2007

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint The role of exogenous risk factors in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Wakayama, Japan
    Tameko Kihira
    Department of Neurology, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama City, Japan
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 8:150-6. 2007
    ..54, 95% CI 0.30-0.98). In conclusion, CS/SSM, surgical treatment for CS/SSM and occupation at onset are suspected to be risk factors for developing/triggering or worsening ALS...
  2. doi request reprint Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Japan
    K Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Moriyama ku, Nagoya, Japan
    Neuroepidemiology 32:251-6. 2009
    ..There has been little interest in the role of nutrition in the prevention of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We investigated the relationship between dietary intake of vegetables, fruit, and antioxidants and the risk of ALS in Japan...
  3. ncbi request reprint Menstrual and reproductive factors for subarachnoid hemorrhage risk in women: a case-control study in nagoya, Japan
    K Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    Stroke 32:2841-4. 2001
    ..We sought to examine the relationship between menstrual and reproductive factors and the risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), using a case-control study...
  4. ncbi request reprint Habitual green tea consumption and risk of an aneurysmal rupture subarachnoid hemorrhage: a case-control study in Nagoya, Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Epidemiology, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:367-71. 2006
    ..This study is designed to determine whether the consumption of green tea is associated with a reduced risk for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) using a case-control study...
  5. ncbi request reprint Dietary antioxidant intake and risk of an aneurysmal rupture subarachnoid hemorrhage in Japan
    K Okamoto
    Department of Epidemiology, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    Eur J Clin Nutr 61:1140-2. 2007
    ..Prospective studies are needed to confirm the relationship of dietary antioxidants to SAH risk in Japanese men and women...
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for 6-year mortality by gender in a Japanese elderly population
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Togoku, Kamishidami, Moriyama ku, Nagoya 463 8502, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 45:335-41. 2007
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  7. ncbi request reprint Much communication with family and appetite among elderly persons in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Epidemiology, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Togoku, Kamishidami, Moriyama ku, Nagoya 463 8502, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 45:319-26. 2007
    ..30-4.74). The indirect effect of communication with family on appetite was much greater than the direct effect. These findings suggest that communication with family may be beneficial promoter of the appetite in the elderly...
  8. ncbi request reprint Caregiver psychological characteristics predict discontinuation of care for disabled elderly at home
    K Okamoto
    Department of Epidemiology, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, 463 8502, Japan
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:1110-4. 2007
    ..This study sought to determine the predictors of discontinuation of care for the disabled elderly at home using multivariate regression analysis...
  9. ncbi request reprint The joint effect of oxidative stress and antioxidants on the risk of an aneurysmal rupture subarachnoid hemorrhage: a case-control study in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Epidemiology, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    Ann Epidemiol 17:359-63. 2007
    ..A case-control study was conducted in Japan to examine the joint effects of oxidative stress and antioxidants on the risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 8:300-4. 2007
    ..58 (95%CI 0.40-0.96) for polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Our findings suggest that high intakes of carbohydrate and low intakes of fat and some kinds of fatty acids may, when combined, increased the risk of ALS...
  11. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the relationship between self-rated health (SRH) and 6-year mortality risks among the elderly in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Moriyama ku, Nagoya 463 8502, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 47:311-7. 2008
    ..Further researches are needed to explore the relationship between the changes in SRH and mortality among elderly people...
  12. ncbi request reprint Life worth living for caregiving and caregiver burden among Japanese caregivers of the disabled elderly in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Togoku, Kamishidami, Moriyama ku, Nagoya 463 8502, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 48:10-3. 2009
    ..9%) was much greater than the indirect effect (7.1%). Our findings suggest that the increase of the sense of life worth living may play an important role in the prevention of the development of caregiver burden...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prediction of subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm by discriminant analysis in women
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Epidemiology, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 16:245-50. 2007
    ..Using a discriminant analysis study of Japanese women, we sought to construct a predictive model of individuals who are at a higher risk factor of the occurrence of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm...
  14. doi request reprint Predictor of increase in caregiver burden for disabled elderly at home
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Togoku, Kamishidami, Moriyama ku, Nagoya 463 8502, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 49:129-31. 2009
    ..The function at baseline is a simple and useful method for screening of an increase in caregiver burden among caregivers for the frail elderly at home...
  15. doi request reprint Emotional support from family members and subjective health in caregivers of the frail elderly at home in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Togoku, Kamishidami, Moriyama ku, Nagoya 463 8502, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 49:138-41. 2009
    ..7%) was much greater than the indirect effect (15.3%). Results indicate that much emotional support from family member for caregiver is essential for better subjective health in caregivers...
  16. doi request reprint Lifestyle factors and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a case-control study in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Kamishidami, Nagoya, Japan
    Ann Epidemiol 19:359-64. 2009
    ..We examined the associations between lifestyle factors and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) using a case-control study in Aichi Prefecture, Japan...
  17. doi request reprint Prediction of symptomatic depression by discriminant analysis in Japanese community-dwelling elderly
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Togoku, Kamishidami, Moriyama ku, Nagoya 463 8502, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 52:177-80. 2011
    ..Prospective studies are needed to confirm the validity and feasibility of the model for earlier screening for depression among such people...
  18. ncbi request reprint Soy products and risk of an aneurysmal rupture subarachnoid hemorrhage in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Epidemiology, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:284-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between soy products and the risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage in a case-control study...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dietary habits and risk of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligaments of the spine (OPLL); findings from a case-control study in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Togoku, Kamishidami, Moriyama ku, Japan
    J Bone Miner Metab 22:612-7. 2004
    ..Our findings suggest that dietary habits may constitute independent risk factors for OPLL. Further studies will be needed to prospectively determine the relationship between dietary habits and OPLL risk...
  20. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the relationship between social support and subjective health among elderly persons in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Togoku, Kamishidami, Moriyama, Nagoya 463 8502, Japan
    Prev Med 38:318-22. 2004
    ..To examine the relationship of social support with subjective health by gender, and gender differences in the pathway from social support to subjective health...
  21. ncbi request reprint Family history and risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage: a case-control study in Nagoya, Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    Stroke 34:422-6. 2003
    ..We sought to examine the relation between a family history of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and the risk of SAH by using a case-control study...
  22. ncbi request reprint Comparability of epidemiological information between self- and interviewer-administered questionnaires
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Tougoku, Kamishidami, Moriyama ku, Nagoya 463 8502, Japan
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:505-11. 2002
    ..The differences in characteristics between interviewer and respondent may be important determinants of the socially desirability bias in the interview...
  23. ncbi request reprint Descriptive epidemiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Japan, 1995-2001
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:20-3. 2005
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Vitamin C intake and apolipoproteins in a healthy elderly Japanese population
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Togoku, Kaminshidami, Moriyama ku, Nagoya 463 8502, Japan
    Prev Med 34:364-9. 2002
    ..Adequate vitamin C (AsA) intake may lower the risk of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, but little is known about its influence on the progression of atherogenic disease in the elderly...
  25. ncbi request reprint The relationships of gender, cigarette smoking, and hypertension with the risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a case-control study in Nagoya, Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Kamishidami, Nagoya, Japan
    Ann Epidemiol 15:744-8. 2005
    ..To examine the relationship of gender, cigarette smoking, and a history of hypertension to the risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), using a case-control study...
  26. ncbi request reprint Life expectancy at the age of 65 years and environmental factors: an ecological study in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Department of Epidemiology, Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Togoku Kamishidami, Moriyama ku, Nagoya 463 8502, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 43:85-91. 2006
    ..Our ecological study might provide some clues to more practical planning for longevity in consideration of gender differences...
  27. ncbi request reprint Subjective usefulness and 6-year mortality risks among elderly persons in Japan
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Tougoku, Kamishidami, Moriyama ku, Nagoya, 463 8502, Japan
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 59:P246-9. 2004
    ..This indicates that subjective usefulness plays an important role in enhancing survival in the elderly population...
  28. ncbi request reprint Case-control study of medical history and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Japan
    Yoshihiro Miyake
    Department of Public Health, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    Respirology 10:504-9. 2005
    ..A relationship between a history of selected disorders and the risk of IPF was assessed in a multicentre hospital-based case-control study in Japan...
  29. ncbi request reprint Occupational and environmental factors and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Japan
    Yoshihiro Miyake
    Department of Public Health, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Occup Hyg 49:259-65. 2005
    ..23; 95% CI = 1.01-10.84). Our results appear to confirm data from previous epidemiologic studies. Metal dust exposure may be a particularly important risk factor for IPF...
  30. ncbi request reprint Sleeping habit and other life styles in the prime of life and risk for ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine (OPLL): a case-control study in Japan
    Masakazu Washio
    Department of Public Health, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, South 1 West 17, Sapporo City, Hokkaido 060 8556, Japan
    J Epidemiol 14:168-73. 2004
    ..However, there is little information about the relationship between OPLL and life styles in the prime of life (between 30 and 50 years)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Vegetable, fruit, and cereal intake and risk of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Japan
    Yoshihiro Miyake
    Department of Public Health, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, 7 45 1 Nanakuma, Jonan ku, Fukuoka 814 0180, Japan
    Ann Nutr Metab 48:390-7. 2004
    ..We investigated the relationship between dietary intake of vegetables, fruit, cereals, antioxidants, and fiber and the risk of IPF in Japan...
  32. pmc Impaired quality of sleep in Ménière's disease patients
    Meiho Nakayama
    Department of Otolaryngology, Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan
    J Clin Sleep Med 6:445-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate the quality of sleep in Ménière's disease patients with the use of polysomnography...
  33. ncbi request reprint Dietary fat and meat intake and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a case-control study in Japan
    Y Miyake
    Department of Public Health, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:333-9. 2006
    ..There is sparse epidemiologic information regarding the role of dietary factors in the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)...
  34. ncbi request reprint High body mass index after age 20 and diabetes mellitus are independent risk factors for ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine in Japanese subjects: a case-control study in multiple hospitals
    Gen Kobashi
    Department of Health for Senior Citizens, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1006-10. 2004
    ..A sex- and age-matched case-control study was carried out...
  35. ncbi request reprint Dietary risk factors for inflammatory bowel disease: a multicenter case-control study in Japan
    Naomasa Sakamoto
    Department of Hygiene, Hyogo College of Medicine, Hyogo, Japan
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 11:154-63. 2005
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Smoking, drinking, sleeping habits, and other lifestyle factors and the risk of systemic lupus erythematosus in Japanese females: findings from the KYSS study
    Masakazu Washio
    Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
    Mod Rheumatol 16:143-50. 2006
    ..However, in Hokkaido, this association between smoking and SLE did not reach statistical significance after adjusting for alcohol drinking. The present study suggests that smoking may increase the risk of SLE among Japanese females...
  37. ncbi request reprint Editorial comment--Stroke incidence and quality standard for comparison
    Kazushi Okamoto
    Stroke 34:2107-8. 2003