About us


  Associate Professor  Mihoko OGITA, R.N.,Ph.D


Thank you for visiting our homepage. Our main research is prevention of frailty, geriatric syndrome and aged-related health problems using epidemiology. We have clarified new estimation factors concerning falling and frailty.

Our future direction is to enhance overall knowledge and verify the effect of nursing intervention on aged people's quality of life and health by conducting a feasibility study . Also we believe interprofessional collaboration has an important role in health care treatment and the care of aged people. Hence, we will conduct our research with the support of critical nurses and other medical professionals.  


  Assistant Professor  Ryo KATAYOSE, R.N., MSN



  Visiting Assistant Professor Kayoko FUKUI, R.N., MSN.

Graduate students


  M 2 Tomoko OKAMOTO, R.N.




   M 1 Kyoko KANEMARU, R.N.



Recent Publications

●Okura M, Ogita M, Arai H. Self-reported cognitive frailty predicts adverse health outcomes for community-dwelling older adults based on an analysis of sex and age. The journal of nutrition, health & aging, 2019(in press)

●Okura M, Ogita M, Yamamoto M, Nakai T, Numata T, Arai H. Community activities predict disability and mortality in community-dwelling older adults. Geriatrics & Gerontolog International 2018 Jul;18(7):1114-1124
●Okura M, Ogita M, Yamamoto M, Nakai T, Numata T, Arai H. Health checkup behavior and individual health beliefs in older adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International 2018 Feb; 18(2):338-351

●Okura M, Ogita M, Yamamoto M, Nakai T, Numata T, Arai H. The relationship of community activities with cognitive impairment and depressive mood independent of mobility disorder in Japanese older adults. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 70, 2017, 54-61
●Okura M, Ogita M, Yamamoto M, Nakai T, Numata T, Arai H. Self-Assessed Kyphosis and Chewing Disorders Predict Disability and Mortality in Community-Dwelling older Adults. JAMDA 2017 1.e1-1.e6