Norito Kawakami

Summary

Affiliation: Okayama University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of web-based supervisor training on supervisor support and psychological distress among workers: a randomized controlled trial
    Norito Kawakami
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Prev Med 41:471-8. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of web-based supervisor training on job stressors and psychological distress among workers: a workplace-based randomized controlled trial
    Norito Kawakami
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan
    J Occup Health 48:28-34. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint [Development of a checklist for evaluation of mental health activities at the workplace]
    Norito Kawakami
    Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikada cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi 47:11-32. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Job strain, worksite support, and nutrient intake among employed Japanese men and women
    Norito Kawakami
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    J Epidemiol 16:79-89. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Lifetime and 6-month prevalence of DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders in an urban community in Japan
    Norito Kawakami
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Psychiatry Res 121:293-301. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Twelve-month prevalence, severity, and treatment of common mental disorders in communities in Japan: preliminary finding from the World Mental Health Japan Survey 2002-2003
    Norito Kawakami
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:441-52. 2005
  7. pmc Lifetime comorbidities between phobic disorders and major depression in Japan: results from the World Mental Health Japan 2002-2004 Survey
    Masao Tsuchiya
    Department of Epidemiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan
    Depress Anxiety 26:949-55. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Occupational class and exposure to job stressors among employed men and women in Japan
    Norito Kawakami
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    J Epidemiol 14:204-11. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Impact of mental disorders on work performance in a community sample of workers in Japan: the World Mental Health Japan Survey 2002-2005
    Masao Tsuchiya
    Health Administration and Psychosocial Factor Research Group, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
    Psychiatry Res 198:140-5. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Job strain and sick leave among Japanese employees: a longitudinal study
    Kyoko Kondo
    Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, 700 8558 Japan
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 79:213-9. 2006

Detail Information

Publications63

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of web-based supervisor training on supervisor support and psychological distress among workers: a randomized controlled trial
    Norito Kawakami
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Prev Med 41:471-8. 2005
    ..A randomized controlled trial was conducted to determine the effects of web-based supervisor training on worksite mental health on supervisor support and psychological distress among subordinate workers...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of web-based supervisor training on job stressors and psychological distress among workers: a workplace-based randomized controlled trial
    Norito Kawakami
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan
    J Occup Health 48:28-34. 2006
    ..While the present study failed to show any clear effect of the web-based training of supervisors on reduction of job stressors, it may be useful for maintaining worker autonomy and improving the friendliness of the worksite atmosphere...
  3. ncbi request reprint [Development of a checklist for evaluation of mental health activities at the workplace]
    Norito Kawakami
    Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikada cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi 47:11-32. 2005
    ..The checklist seems useful in promoting occupational mental health activities...
  4. ncbi request reprint Job strain, worksite support, and nutrient intake among employed Japanese men and women
    Norito Kawakami
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    J Epidemiol 16:79-89. 2006
    ..The association of job strain (as defined by the job demands/control model) and worksite support with nutrient intake is not clear...
  5. ncbi request reprint Lifetime and 6-month prevalence of DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders in an urban community in Japan
    Norito Kawakami
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Psychiatry Res 121:293-301. 2004
    ..The patterns of demographic correlates and comorbidity are similar to those of most other countries...
  6. ncbi request reprint Twelve-month prevalence, severity, and treatment of common mental disorders in communities in Japan: preliminary finding from the World Mental Health Japan Survey 2002-2003
    Norito Kawakami
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:441-52. 2005
    ..The percentage of those receiving medical treatment was low even for those who suffered severe or moderate disorders. Possible strategies are discussed...
  7. pmc Lifetime comorbidities between phobic disorders and major depression in Japan: results from the World Mental Health Japan 2002-2004 Survey
    Masao Tsuchiya
    Department of Epidemiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan
    Depress Anxiety 26:949-55. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to investigate the association of phobic disorders with the onset of MDD in the community in Japan...
  8. ncbi request reprint Occupational class and exposure to job stressors among employed men and women in Japan
    Norito Kawakami
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    J Epidemiol 14:204-11. 2004
    ..The relationship between occupational class and exposure to job stressors among employed men and women in Japan remains unclear...
  9. doi request reprint Impact of mental disorders on work performance in a community sample of workers in Japan: the World Mental Health Japan Survey 2002-2005
    Masao Tsuchiya
    Health Administration and Psychosocial Factor Research Group, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
    Psychiatry Res 198:140-5. 2012
    ..A similar decrease in on-the-job work performance was found for alcohol abuse/dependence, which is stronger than that in other countries, probably attributable to greater tolerance of problematic drinking at Japanese worksites...
  10. ncbi request reprint Job strain and sick leave among Japanese employees: a longitudinal study
    Kyoko Kondo
    Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, 700 8558 Japan
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 79:213-9. 2006
    ..The present study is an investigation of the association between job stress, determined on the basis of a demand-control model or worksite social support at the baseline, and absence due to illness among employed Japanese males and females...
  11. ncbi request reprint Supervisors' attitudes and skills for active listening with regard to working conditions and psychological stress reactions among subordinate workers
    Sachiko Mineyama
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    J Occup Health 49:81-7. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that a supervisor's listening attitude and skill have an effect on working conditions and psychological stress reactions among subordinates and that the effects vary according to the subordinates' sex and age...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of the job stress education for supervisors on psychological distress and job performance among their immediate subordinates: a supervisor-based randomized controlled trial
    Soshi Takao
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    J Occup Health 48:494-503. 2006
    ..029). In conclusion, our study indicated a possible beneficial effect of supervisor education on the psychological distress and job performance of subordinates. This effect may vary according to specific groups...
  13. ncbi request reprint Heart disease, other circulatory diseases, and onset of major depression among community residents in Japan: results of the World Mental Health Survey Japan 2002-2004
    Yohsuke Takasaki
    Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 62:241-9. 2008
    ..37, 2.50]) were not significantly associated. There were no subjects who developed major depression after stroke. These results suggest that heart attack, and maybe also heart disease and diabetes, affect the onset of major depression...
  14. ncbi request reprint Association of work-related factors with psychosocial job stressors and psychosomatic symptoms among Japanese pediatricians
    Katsura Umehara
    Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan
    J Occup Health 49:467-81. 2007
    ..Controlling working hours and encouraging non-overtime workdays may be important for reducing job stressors and psychosomatic symptoms among pediatricians in Japan...
  15. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an internet-based self-help program for better quality of sleep among Japanese workers: a randomized controlled trial
    Etsuji Suzuki
    Department of Epidemiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan
    J Occup Health 50:387-99. 2008
    ..52, p=0.071]. The Internet-based self-help program improves subjective sleep quality and sleep-onset latency among adult workers...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of an education program for stress reduction on supervisor knowledge, attitudes, and behavior in the workplace: a randomized controlled trial
    Kyoko Nishiuchi
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan
    J Occup Health 49:190-8. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the provision of necessary information and useful skills to supervisors seems to improve supervisor knowledge and behavior regarding stress management at the workplace for at least six months...
  17. ncbi request reprint Job strain and smoking cessation among Japanese male employees: a two-year follow-up study
    Etsuko Fukuoka
    Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 62:83-91. 2008
    ..The present study did not support the hypothesis that higher levels of job stressors are associated with a lower rate of smoking cessation among men...
  18. ncbi request reprint Broccoli consumption and chronic atrophic gastritis among Japanese males: an epidemiological investigation
    Kyoko Sato
    Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 58:127-33. 2004
    ..12-8.38; P < 0.05), after controlling for age, education, cigarette smoking, and alcohol consumption. The present study failed to show an expected association between frequent broccoli consumption and a low prevalence of CAG...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of a stress management program for hospital staffs on their coping strategies and interpersonal behaviors
    Kumi Hirokawa
    Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    Ind Health 50:487-98. 2012
    ..A brief one-time stress management program can be effective in improving active coping and assertive behaviors as well as reducing dependent behavior in hospital staffs. Sex differences were noteworthy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of alcohol-related health education on alcohol and drinking behavior awareness among Japanese junior college students: a randomized controlled trial
    Masayo Geshi
    Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 61:345-54. 2007
    ..05). Alcohol-related education can be considered an effective way to increase awareness of alcohol-related health problems, but less effective for changing drinking the behavior of Japanese junior college students...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Utilization, needs, and related factors for e-learning and its application to education and training in occupational safety and health among enterprises in Japan]
    Toshiharu Mitsuhashi
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi 48:183-91. 2006
    ..Improvement of e-learning platforms and contents, reduction of cost, and improvement of e-learning infrastructure at work may be needed to facilitate the use of e-learning in OSH...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects of a supervisory education for positive mental health in the workplace: a quasi-experimental study
    Akizumi Tsutsumi
    Okayama University School of Medicine and Dentistry, Social and Environmental Life Sciences, Social Medicine and Longevity Sciences, Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Japan
    J Occup Health 47:226-35. 2005
    ..Despite several limitations, the findings suggest that providing supervisors with appropriate information has a positive effect on employee psychological well-being...
  23. ncbi request reprint Relationship between two job stress models and coronary risk factors among Japanese part-time female employees of a retail company
    Yuka Kobayashi
    Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Japan
    J Occup Health 47:201-10. 2005
    ..The findings did not support the hypothesis that job strain is associated with CHD risk factors...
  24. ncbi request reprint Age standardized cancer mortality ratios in areas heavily exposed to methyl mercury
    Takashi Yorifuji
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 80:679-88. 2007
    ..Therefore, we explored this association using the age standardized mortality ratio (ASMR) in an ecologic study over a wide area allowing for a long empirical induction period...
  25. ncbi request reprint Clostridium perfringens foodborne outbreak due to braised chop suey supplied by chafing dish
    Hirotaka Ochiai
    Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 59:27-32. 2005
    ..This study demonstrated that the recommended heat-retention temperature (over 65 degrees C) should be confirmed thoroughly...
  26. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and depressive symptoms in community-dwelling elderly persons in Japan
    Junko Oishi
    Department of Epidemiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8530, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 63:9-17. 2009
    ..The results suggested that carbohydrate, carotene, and vitamin C intakes are associated with lowering depressive symptoms among elderly persons dwelling in communities in Japan...
  27. ncbi request reprint A review of empirical studies on the model of effort-reward imbalance at work: reducing occupational stress by implementing a new theory
    Akizumi Tsutsumi
    Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    Soc Sci Med 59:2335-59. 2004
    ..Since the theory-based intervention depends largely on organizational changes that are beyond the individual employees' ability, the cooperation of employers is necessary...
  28. ncbi request reprint Occupational class and physical activity among Japanese employees
    Soshi Takao
    Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama City 700 8558, Japan
    Soc Sci Med 57:2281-9. 2003
    ..It was higher for intermediate class occupations such as clerks, which was in agreement with a lower coronary heart disease mortality observed in intermediate class occupations among Japanese male employees...
  29. pmc Association of job demands with work engagement of Japanese employees: comparison of challenges with hindrances (J-HOPE)
    Akiomi Inoue
    Department of Mental Health, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan, Kitakyushu, Japan
    PLoS ONE 9:e91583. 2014
    ..The purpose of the present study was to replicate the cross-sectional association of workload and time pressure (as a challenge) and role ambiguity (as a hindrance) with work engagement among Japanese employees...
  30. ncbi request reprint Work-related factors associated with visiting a doctor for a medical diagnosis after a worksite screening for diabetes mellitus in Japanese male employees
    Kaho Tsuda
    Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Japan
    J Occup Health 46:374-81. 2004
    ..41; 95%CI 0.17, 0.98). The findings suggest that a flexible work schedule, autonomy at work, and no excessive working hours tend to improve the chance of visiting a doctor after screening for diabetes mellitus...
  31. ncbi request reprint What accounts for the relationship between social class and smoking cessation? Results of a path analysis
    Kaori Honjo
    Social and Environmental Life Sciences Social Medicine and Longevity Sciences, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan
    Soc Sci Med 62:317-28. 2006
    ..The results of this study suggest that interventions should target resources for smoking cessation and home environments in terms of smoking to reduce socio-economic disparities in smoking cessation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Mathematical modeling of severe acute respiratory syndrome nosocomial transmission in Japan: the dynamics of incident cases and prevalent cases
    Ayako Fukutome
    Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 51:823-32. 2007
    ..The simulation results revealed that it was important to recognize and isolate SARS patients as early as possible and also to prevent the transmission spreading outside the hospital to control an epidemic...
  33. ncbi request reprint Urinary catecholamines and salivary cortisol on workdays and days off in relation to job strain among female health care providers
    Kyoko Fujiwara
    Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Japan
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:129-38. 2004
    ..This study examined the effects of psychosocial job strain on the excretion of neuroendocrine stress hormones (adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol) on workdays and days off...
  34. ncbi request reprint The immediate effects of 10-minute relaxation training on salivary immunoglobulin A (s-IgA) and mood state for Japanese female medical co-workers
    Toshiyo Taniguchi
    Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 61:139-45. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that short-time relaxation training is effective in relaxing mood and causes changes in immunological function...
  35. ncbi request reprint Health impact assessment of particulate matter in Tokyo, Japan
    Takashi Yorifuji
    Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hygiene and Preventative Medicine, Okayama University, Japan
    Arch Environ Occup Health 60:179-85. 2005
    ..This assessment shows that guidelines for long-term exposure, especially for PM2.5, should be recommended in Japan...
  36. ncbi request reprint [Improvement of work environment]
    Norito Kawakami
    Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Division of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, 2 5 1 Shikatacho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi 44:95-9. 2002
    ..Remaining topics include the need for more well-designed studies, investigation of the relationship between intervention type and outcome, as well as modifying effects according to social situations, and instruments for implementation...
  37. doi request reprint Diabetic Nephropathy Remission and Regression Team Trial in Japan (DNETT-Japan): Rationale and study design
    Kenichi Shikata
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 87:228-32. 2010
    ..The follow-up period is 5 years and the study ends in 2014...
  38. ncbi request reprint A cross-national study on the multidimensional characteristics of the five-item psychological demands scale of the Job Content Questionnaire
    BongKyoo Choi
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854, USA
    Int J Behav Med 15:120-32. 2008
    ..The five-item psychological demands scale of the Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ) has been assumed to be one-dimensional in practice...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effects of web-based psychoeducation on self-efficacy, problem solving behavior, stress responses and job satisfaction among workers: a controlled clinical trial
    Akihito Shimazu
    Department of Psychology, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Education, Higashi Hiroshima, Japan
    J Occup Health 47:405-13. 2005
    ..Further research is required with longer time periods (controlled follow-up) and a broader sample to fully determine the intervention effect...
  40. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial work characteristics and sickness absence in Japanese employees
    Masao Ishizaki
    Department of Hygiene, Kanazawa Medical University, 920 0293, Uchinada, Ishikawa, Japan
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 79:640-6. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to examine the association between sickness absence in Japanese employees and job demand/control and occupational class as psychosocial work characteristics...
  41. ncbi request reprint Improving the measurement accuracy of the effort-reward imbalance scales
    Akizumi Tsutsumi
    Occupational Health Training Center, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Noboru Iwata, Japan
    Int J Behav Med 15:109-19. 2008
    ..The effort-reward imbalance (ERI) scale items are answered in a two-step process, but the justification is questioned for the formulation of summary measure by combining information rated in two steps...
  42. ncbi request reprint Association of sickness absence with poor sleep and depressive symptoms in shift workers
    Akinori Nakata
    National Institute of Industrial Health, Kawasaki, Japan
    Chronobiol Int 21:899-912. 2004
    ..The association is particularly strong with long-term absence in male shift workers...
  43. pmc Disability and treatment of specific mental and physical disorders across the world
    Johan Ormel
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, and Graduate School of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences and Graduate School for Experimental Psychopathology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 192:368-75. 2008
    ..Advocates of expanded mental health treatment assert that mental disorders are as disabling as physical disorders, but little evidence supports this assertion...
  44. ncbi request reprint Relationship of job stress with nicotine dependence of smokers--a cross-sectional study of female nurses in a general hospital
    Atsuhiko Ota
    Department of Public Health, Kochi Medical School, Japan
    J Occup Health 46:220-4. 2004
  45. ncbi request reprint Twelve-month use of mental health services in four areas in Japan: findings from the World Mental Health Japan Survey 2002-2003
    Yoichi Naganuma
    National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 60:240-8. 2006
    ..The mental health care system in Japan has improved over the past decade, but not enough for people suffering from mental disturbances...
  46. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology of depressive disorders in Japan and the world]
    Norito Kawakami
    Department of Mental Health, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine
    Nihon Rinsho 65:1578-84. 2007
    ..Among those who experienced major depression in Japan, 27% sought any medical treatment; only 14% saw a psychiatrist. The rate is lower than that reported from many Western countries, and is almost half of that in the U.S...
  47. ncbi request reprint Development of a mental health action checklist for improving workplace environment as means of job stress prevention
    Toru Yoshikawa
    Human Care Service Research Group, Department of Research, The Institute for Science of Labour, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa, Japan
    Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi 49:127-42. 2007
    ..The checklist is expected to be widely applied for promoting primary prevention measures in terms of better mental health...
  48. ncbi request reprint Low control at work and the risk of suicide in Japanese men: a prospective cohort study
    Akizumi Tsutsumi
    Occupational Training Center, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Psychother Psychosom 76:177-85. 2007
    ..Although adverse psychosocial job characteristics are suspected predictors of suicide death, prospective studies based on established stress instruments are limited...
  49. ncbi request reprint The influence of work characteristics on body mass index and waist to hip ratio in Japanese employees
    Masao Ishizaki
    Department of Hygiene, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa 920 0293, Japan
    Ind Health 42:41-9. 2004
    ..These results suggest that work characteristics such as sedentary job and shift work should also be considered when trying to prevent increases in BMI and WHR...
  50. ncbi request reprint Job stress, social support, and prevalence of insomnia in a population of Japanese daytime workers
    Akinori Nakata
    National Institute of Industrial Health, 6 21 1 Nagao, Tama ku, Kawasaki 214 8585, Japan
    Soc Sci Med 59:1719-30. 2004
    ....
  51. pmc Mental disorders among persons with heart disease - results from World Mental Health surveys
    Johan Ormel
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:325-34. 2007
    ..Consistency across emotional disorders and cultures would suggest that relatively universal mechanisms underlie the association...
  52. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, severity, and unmet need for treatment of mental disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys
    Koen Demyttenaere
    JAMA 291:2581-90. 2004
    ..Little is known about the extent or severity of untreated mental disorders, especially in less-developed countries...
  53. ncbi request reprint Association between job stressors and heavy drinking: age differences in male Japanese workers
    Hisanori Hiro
    Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanagawa, Japan
    Ind Health 45:415-25. 2007
    ..quot; The present study clarified that certain occupational stressors relate to heavy drinking, and that this association varies among different age groups...
  54. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal conflict, social support, and burnout among home care workers in Japan
    Kyoko Fujiwara
    Department of Public Health, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido, Japan
    J Occup Health 45:313-20. 2003
    ..01). It is suggested that conflicts with clients' families, as well as clients, are important indicators for emotional exhaustion and depersonalization of home care workers...
  55. ncbi request reprint Weight change in relation to natural menopause and other reproductive and behavioral factors in Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Ann Epidemiol 12:237-41. 2002
    ..To evaluate the effect of menopause on weight change in Japanese women...
  56. ncbi request reprint [A study of job and smoking habits in Japanese hospital nurses]
    Yuri Kawano
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 49:126-31. 2002
  57. ncbi request reprint Motivation, overcommitment and psychological health at work: a path analytic approach
    Akizumi Tsutsumi
    Occupational Health Training Center, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi ku, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    J UOEH 30:279-92. 2008
    ....
  58. doi request reprint The performance of the Japanese version of the K6 and K10 in the World Mental Health Survey Japan
    Toshi A Furukawa
    Department of Psychiatry and Cognitive Behavioral Medicine, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya, Japan
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 17:152-8. 2008
    ..The Japanese versions of the K6 and K10 thus demonstrated screening performances essentially equivalent to those of the original English versions...
  59. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and its correlates in a community population in a Japanese rural area
    Toshinori Kitamura
    Department of Psychiatry, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 56:431-41. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that the three aspects of the QOL are discrete in their psychosocial correlates and that interventions on health education and care should take into account individual's psychosocial attributes...
  60. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of major depressive episodes: results from the International Consortium of Psychiatric Epidemiology (ICPE) Surveys
    Laura Andrade
    Institute and Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 12:3-21. 2003
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Coemergence of insomnia and a shift in the Th1/Th2 balance toward Th2 dominance
    Shotaro Sakami
    Division of Psychosomatic Research, National Institute of Mental Health, Chiba, Japan
    Neuroimmunomodulation 10:337-43. 2002
    ..Insomnia is associated with physical and mental disorders. We examined the effect of insomnia on immune functions, focusing on the T helper 1 (Th1)/ T helper 2 (Th2) balance, by a cross-sectional design...
  62. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbance and onset of type 2 diabetes
    Norito Kawakami
    Diabetes Care 27:282-3. 2004
  63. ncbi request reprint Social class inequalities in self-rated health and their gender and age group differences in Japan
    Kaori Honjo
    Social and Environmental Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka
    J Epidemiol 16:223-32. 2006
    ..Few studies have examined social inequalities in self-rated health in Japan, and the issue of gender differences related to social inequalities in self-rated health remains inconclusive...