Staff and specialities

Professor, R.N., Ph.D:  Naomi MIYAMATSU
Assistant Professor:  Yuka SUMIMOTO
Assistant Professor:  Saori AZUMA
Research Associate:  Tomoko OKAMOTO

Outline of the department

At the time of life when one is  most productive, 
people start having various health problems from lifestyle-related diseases. 
Therefore, the development of research in Adult Nursing has drawn keen attention from the public eye. In order to meet those expectations, 
knowledge from epidemiological studies as a foundation for EBM/EBN as well as obtaining new research methods are essential for us.
We researched various themes and evaluated health disorders and the relevant factors necessary to verify the effect of nursing intervention.
Finally we try to develop a research method and reflect the data to clinical nursing, also aim to promote cooperation including the need to formulate systems with clinical nurses and other professionals.

1)Takashima N, Arima H, Kita Y, Fujii T, Miyamatsu N, Komori M, Sugimoto Y, Nagata S, Miura K, Nozaki K. Two-Year Survival After First-Ever Stroke in a General Population of 1.4 Million Japanese - Shiga Stroke Registry. Circulation Journal, CJ-18-0346, 2018. 

2)Takashima N, Arima H, Kita Y, Fujii T, Miyamatsu N, Komori M, Sugimoto Y, Nagata S, Miura K, Nozaki K. Incidence, Management and Short-Term Outcome of Stroke in a General Population of 1.4 Million Japanese - Shiga Stroke Registry. Circulation Journal, 81(11); 1636-1646, 2017.

3)Nishikawa T, Okamura T, Nakayama H, Miyamatsu N, Morimoto A, Toyoda K, Suzuki K, Toyota A, Hata T, Yamaguchi T. Effects of a Public Education Campaign on the Association Between Knowledge of Early Stroke Symptoms and Intention to Call an Ambulance at Stroke Onset: The Acquisition of Stroke Knowledge (ASK) Study. Journal of Epidemiology, 26(3); 115-122, 2016.

4)Okayama A, Okuda N, Miura K, Okamura T, Hayakawa T, Akasaka H, Ohnishi H, Saitoh S, Arai Y, Kiyohara Y, Takashima N, Yoshita K, Fujiyoshi A, Zaid M, Ohkubo T, Ueshima H; NIPPON DATA80 Research Group Dietary sodium-to-potassium ratio as a risk factor for stroke, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in Japan: the NIPPON DATA80 cohort study. BMJ Open, 6(7); e011632, 2016.

5)Matsuzono K, Yokota C, Takekawa H, Okamura T, Miyamatsu N, Nakayama H, Nishimura K, Ohyama S, Ishigami A, Okumura K, Toyoda K, Miyamoto Y, Minematsu K; Tochigi Junior High School Stroke Education Group; Participating Investigators of Tochigi Junior High School Stroke Education Group. Effects of stroke education of junior high school students on stroke knowledge of their parents: tochigi project. Stroke, 46(2); 572-574, 2015.

6)Miyamatsu N,Okamura T,Nakayama H,Toyoda K,Suzuki K,Toyota A,Hata T,Hozawa A,Nishikawa T,Morimoto A,Ogita M,Morino A,Yamaguchi T.Public Awareness of Early Symptoms of Stroke and Information Sourced about Stroke among the General Japanese Populatin:The Acquisition of Stroke Knowledge Study.Cerebrovasc Dis.35;241-249,2013.

7)Okamura T, Sekikawa A, Sawamura T, Kadowaki T, Barinas-Mitchell E, Mackey RH, Kadota A, Evans RW, Edmundowicz D, Higashiyama A, Nakamura Y, Abbott RD, Miura K, Fujiyoshi A, Fujita Y, Murakami Y, Miyamatsu N, Kakino A, Maegawa H, Murata K, Horie M, Mitsunami K, Kashiwagi A, Kuller LH, Ueshima H; ERA JUMP Study Group.LOX-1 ligands containing apolipoprotein B and carotid intima-media thickness in middle-aged community-dwelling US Caucasian and Japanese men.Atherosclerosis, 229(1):240-5,2013. 

8)Miyamatsu N, Kimura K, Okamura T, Iguchi Y, Nakayama H, Toyota A, Watanabe M, Morimoto A, Morinaga M, Yamaguchi T. Effects of public education by television on knowledge of early stroke symptoms among a Japanese population aged 40 to 74 years : a controlled study. Stroke,43(2):545-549,2012. 

9)Miyamatsu N, Kadowaki T, Okamura T, Hayakawa T, Kita Y, Okayama A, Nakamura Y, Oki I, and Ueshima H. Different Effects of Blood Pressure on Mortality from Stroke Subtypes Depending on BMI Levels: a 19-year Cohort Study in the Japanese General Population -NIPPON DATA80-. Journal of Human Hypertension 19(4): 285-291, 2005

10)Kadowaki T, Okamura T, Funakoshi T, Okayama A, Kanda H, Miyamatsu N, Kita Y, and Ueshima H. Effectiveness of annual interventions for smoking cessation in an occupational setting in Japan. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 4(9): 161-164, 2004