Kei Hirai

Summary

Affiliation: Osaka University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Good death inventory: a measure for evaluating good death from the bereaved family member's perspective
    Mitsunori Miyashita
    Department of Adult Nursing Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:486-98. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Professionally perceived effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for existential suffering of terminally ill cancer patients
    Kei Hirai
    Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, 1 2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Palliat Med 17:688-94. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Good death in Japanese cancer care: a qualitative study
    Kei Hirai
    Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 31:140-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Why are bereaved family members dissatisfied with specialised inpatient palliative care service? A nationwide qualitative study
    Mariko Shiozaki
    Graduate School of Human Sceinces, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
    Palliat Med 19:319-27. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Problem-solving therapy for psychological distress in Japanese early-stage breast cancer patients
    Kei Hirai
    Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Sunren Honbu B 2F 2 1 Yamadaoka Suita, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 42:1168-74. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Public awareness, knowledge of availability, and readiness for cancer palliative care services: a population-based survey across four regions in Japan
    Kei Hirai
    Center for the Study of Communication Design, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    J Palliat Med 14:918-22. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Family-perceived distress from delirium-related symptoms of terminally ill cancer patients
    Tatsuya Morita
    Seiri Hospice, Seiri Mikatabara Hospital, the Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
    Psychosomatics 45:107-13. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Self-efficacy, psychological adjustment and decisional-balance regarding decision making for outpatient chemotherapy in Japanese advanced lung cancer
    Kei Hirai
    Center for the Study of Communication Design, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences in Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan
    Psychol Health 24:149-60. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Discrimination between worry and anxiety among cancer patients: development of a Brief Cancer-Related Worry Inventory
    Kei Hirai
    Center for the Study of Communication Design, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
    Psychooncology 17:1172-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint A structural model of the relationships among self-efficacy, psychological adjustment, and physical condition in Japanese advanced cancer patients
    Kei Hirai
    Department of Clinical Thanatology, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan
    Psychooncology 11:221-9. 2002

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Publications24

  1. doi request reprint Good death inventory: a measure for evaluating good death from the bereaved family member's perspective
    Mitsunori Miyashita
    Department of Adult Nursing Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:486-98. 2008
    ..38-0.72). Finally, we developed a short version of the GDI. The GDI is a valid scale to measure end-of-life care comprehensive outcomes from the bereaved family member's perspective in Japan...
  2. ncbi request reprint Professionally perceived effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for existential suffering of terminally ill cancer patients
    Kei Hirai
    Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, 1 2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Palliat Med 17:688-94. 2003
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Good death in Japanese cancer care: a qualitative study
    Kei Hirai
    Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 31:140-7. 2006
    ..quot; This study identified important components of a good death in Japan. A future quantitative survey is planned to clarify the generalizability of these findings as the primary endpoint of palliative care in Japan...
  4. ncbi request reprint Why are bereaved family members dissatisfied with specialised inpatient palliative care service? A nationwide qualitative study
    Mariko Shiozaki
    Graduate School of Human Sceinces, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
    Palliat Med 19:319-27. 2005
    ..The primary aim of this study was to explore why bereaved families were dissatisfied with specialized inpatient palliative care...
  5. doi request reprint Problem-solving therapy for psychological distress in Japanese early-stage breast cancer patients
    Kei Hirai
    Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Sunren Honbu B 2F 2 1 Yamadaoka Suita, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 42:1168-74. 2012
    ..The current report provides the result of a Phase II clinical trial regarding the effectiveness and feasibility of problem-solving therapy for psychological distress experienced by Japanese early-stage breast cancer patients...
  6. doi request reprint Public awareness, knowledge of availability, and readiness for cancer palliative care services: a population-based survey across four regions in Japan
    Kei Hirai
    Center for the Study of Communication Design, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    J Palliat Med 14:918-22. 2011
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Family-perceived distress from delirium-related symptoms of terminally ill cancer patients
    Tatsuya Morita
    Seiri Hospice, Seiri Mikatabara Hospital, the Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
    Psychosomatics 45:107-13. 2004
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Self-efficacy, psychological adjustment and decisional-balance regarding decision making for outpatient chemotherapy in Japanese advanced lung cancer
    Kei Hirai
    Center for the Study of Communication Design, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences in Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan
    Psychol Health 24:149-60. 2009
    ..23, p < 0.01). The findings from our study provided encouraging results for adopting the TTM in decision making for outpatient chemotherapy in Japanese cancer care and several clinical implications were obtained from the results...
  9. doi request reprint Discrimination between worry and anxiety among cancer patients: development of a Brief Cancer-Related Worry Inventory
    Kei Hirai
    Center for the Study of Communication Design, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
    Psychooncology 17:1172-9. 2008
    ..A psychometric scale for assessing cancer-related worry among cancer patients, called the Brief Cancer-Related Worry Inventory (BCWI), was developed...
  10. ncbi request reprint A structural model of the relationships among self-efficacy, psychological adjustment, and physical condition in Japanese advanced cancer patients
    Kei Hirai
    Department of Clinical Thanatology, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan
    Psychooncology 11:221-9. 2002
    ..These results imply that psychological intervention which emphasizes self-efficacy would be effective for advanced cancer patients...
  11. doi request reprint A survey of disclosure of diagnosis to patients with glioma in Japan
    Fukuko Yamamoto
    Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Int J Clin Oncol 16:230-7. 2011
    ..This study aimed to determine the current status of disclosure to glioma patients in Japan and to analyze the factors associated with disclosure...
  12. ncbi request reprint Measuring the quality of structure and process in end-of-life care from the bereaved family perspective
    Tatsuya Morita
    Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatabara Hospital, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 27:492-501. 2004
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Preferences for palliative sedation therapy in the Japanese general population
    Tatsuya Morita
    Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatabara Hospital, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
    J Palliat Med 5:375-85. 2002
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Evaluation of end-of-life cancer care from the perspective of bereaved family members: the Japanese experience
    Mitsunori Miyashita
    Department of Adult Nursing Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, 113 0033, Japan
    J Clin Oncol 26:3845-52. 2008
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Desire for death and requests to hasten death of Japanese terminally ill cancer patients receiving specialized inpatient palliative care
    Tatsuya Morita
    Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatabara Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 27:44-52. 2004
    ..However, some patients with a strong wish to control the time of death might not receive benefit from conventional palliative care...
  16. doi request reprint Perceptions of specialized inpatient palliative care: a population-based survey in Japan
    Makiko Sanjo
    Department of Adult Nursing Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:275-82. 2008
    ..In addition, the role of PCUs might be reconsidered in terms of the continuum of cancer care...
  17. ncbi request reprint Factors contributing to evaluation of a good death from the bereaved family member's perspective
    Mitsunori Miyashita
    Department of Adult Nursing Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Psychooncology 17:612-20. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to explore factors contributing to a good death from the bereaved family members' perspectives, including patient and family demographics and medical variables...
  18. ncbi request reprint Terminal delirium: families' experience
    Miki Namba
    Palliative Care Team, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan
    Palliat Med 21:587-94. 2007
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Meaninglessness in terminally ill cancer patients: a validation study and nurse education intervention trial
    Tatsuya Morita
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team, and Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:160-70. 2007
    ..Further educational intervention trials with control groups are promising...
  20. ncbi request reprint Family-peceived distress about appetite loss and bronchial secretion in the terminal phase
    Tatsuya Morita
    J Pain Symptom Manage 27:98-9. 2004
  21. ncbi request reprint Barriers to referral to inpatient palliative care units in Japan: a qualitative survey with content analysis
    Mitsunori Miyashita
    Department of Adult Nursing Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Support Care Cancer 16:217-22. 2008
    ..We investigated the barriers to referral to inpatient palliative care units (PCUs) through a qualitative study across various sources of information, including terminal cancer patients, their families, physicians, and nurses...
  22. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and beliefs about end-of-life care and the effects of specialized palliative care: a population-based survey in Japan
    Tatsuya Morita
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team and Seirei Hospice, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 31:306-16. 2006
    ..As their experiences in specialized palliative care significantly influenced their belief, systematic efforts to spread quality palliative care activity are of value to lessen these barriers and achieve quality end-of-life care...
  23. ncbi request reprint Barriers to providing palliative care and priorities for future actions to advance palliative care in Japan: a nationwide expert opinion survey
    Mitsunori Miyashita
    Department of Adult Nursing Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    J Palliat Med 10:390-9. 2007
    ..We carried out a survey to identify existing barriers from the point of view of palliative care experts in Japan and determine the priorities for future actions to overcome these barriers...
  24. ncbi request reprint Similarity and difference among standard medical care, palliative sedation therapy, and euthanasia: a multidimensional scaling analysis on physicians' and the general population's opinions
    Tatsuya Morita
    Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatabara Hospital, 3453 Mikatabara cho, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 433 8558, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 25:357-62. 2003
    ..Clear definitions of palliative sedation therapy will contribute to quality discussion...