Hitoshi Okamura

Last Updated :2023/01/05

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences(Health Sciences), Professor
Web Site
E-mail
hokamurahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-2-3,Kasumi,Minami-ku,Hiroshima-shi, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-257-5450 FAX : (+81)82-257-5454
Self-introduction
As a psychiatrist, I have been involved in clinical, educational and research. I am currently conducting studies aimed at establishing a rehabilitation method that place emphasis on psychological and social aspects in order to maintain and improve quality of life (QOL) of people with cancer, older adults, including those with dementia, and those with mental disorders.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 1991/07/01, 1992/09/30, Chugoku Rosai Hospital, Health Examination Center, Doctor
  • 1992/10/01, 1994/03/31, Hiroshima City Hospital, Psychiatry Division, Doctor
  • 1994/04/01, 1995/08/31, National Kure Hospital, Psychiatry Division, Doctor
  • 1995/09/01, 1998/06/30, National Cancer Center Hospital, Psychiatry Division, Doctor
  • 1998/07/01, 2000/03/31, National Cancer Center Research Institute East, Section Head
  • 2000/04/01, 2004/03/31, Hiroshima University, Institute of Health Sciences, Gaculty of Medicine, Professor
  • 1991/04/01, 1991/06/30, Hiroshima University, Hospital, Doctor
  • 2004/04/01, 2007/12/14, Hiroshima University, Professor
  • 2012/04/01, 2017/03/31, Hiroshima University, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Professor
  • 2017/04/01, 2019/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Professor
  • 2019/04/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Fukui Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Japan, 1981/04, 1987/03
  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School, Division of Medical Sciences, Japan, 1987/04, 1991/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Medicine : Program of Health Sciences : Occupational Therapy
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Integrated Health Sciences : Program of Health Sciences
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Integrated Health Sciences : Program of Health Sciences

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Occupational Therapy

Research Fields

  • Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy;Clinical internal medicine;Psychiatric science

Research Keywords

  • QOL|cancer, older adults, mental dysfunction
  • rehabilitation||cancer, palliative care
  • rehabilitation|older adults, dementia
  • rehabilitation/mental dysfunction
  • genetic information|psychosocial aspects

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Intrernational Psycho-Oncology Society
  • Japan Psycho-Oncology Society
  • Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Japanese Society of General Hospital Psychiatry
  • Japanese Association of Occupational Health Psychiatrists
  • Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
  • Japanese Society for Hereditary Tumors
  • Society for Integrative Medicine Japan
  • Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
  • 日本職業・産業医学会

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Research on Genetic Counseling
  2. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Disease Management in Psychiatric disorders -particulars-
  3. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Psychiatry for rehabilitation -generalities-
  4. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Psychiatry for rehabilitation -particulars-
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
  7. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Physiological Psychology
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical practice I
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical practice II
  10. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Preliminary Research Practice
  11. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Psychiatry for rehabilitation -generalities-
  12. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Psychiatry for rehabilitation -particulars-
  13. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Therapy for mental disorders
  14. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Advanced Lecture on Preventive Medicine for Evidence-based Health Guidance A
  15. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science Ⅱ(Qualitative Research)
  16. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science Ⅱ(Qualitative Research)
  17. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Sciences
  18. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Sciences
  19. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Lecture on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  20. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Lecture on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  21. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  22. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  23. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  24. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  25. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Research on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  26. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  27. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  28. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  29. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  30. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  31. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  32. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Genetic Counseling
  33. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Research on Genetic Counseling

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Factors Associated with Caregiver Burden and Depressive States among Family Caregivers of Patients Admitted due to Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia, Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 51(3), 262-270, 20220801
  2. Simplified olfactory reminiscence to help maintain the mental health in community-dwelling older adults, AGEING & SOCIETY, 42(11), 2475-2488, 202211
  3. Association Between Subjective Voice Assessment and Psychological Distress After Thyroidectomy, JOURNAL OF PERIANESTHESIA NURSING, 37(2), 260-263, 202204
  4. Midwifery scale to support shared decision-making for unplanned pregnancies: A cross-sectional study, NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES, 24(1), 17-33, 202203
  5. Effects of Cognitive Dysfunction and Dual Task on Gait Speed and Prefrontal Cortex Activation in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, AGING NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITION, 29(2), 284-296, 20220304
  6. Factors associated with facilitating advance care planning based on the theory of planned behaviour, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 51(6), 942-949, 202106
  7. Changes in motor function and quality of life after surgery in patients with pancreatic cancer, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 30(2), 202103
  8. The influence of coping types on post-traumatic growth in patients with primary breast cancer, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 51(1), 85-91, 202101
  9. Shared decision-making for women facing an unplanned pregnancy: A qualitative study, NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES, 22(4), 1186-1196, 202012
  10. Easy assessmednt of individuals with various severities of autism spectrum disorder, focusing on motor timing control, RESEARCH IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS, 79, 202011
  11. Effects of a Psychoeducation Program for People with Schizophrenia Aimed at Increasing Subjective Well-Being and the Factors Influencing Those Effects: a Preliminary Study, PSYCHIATRIC QUARTERLY, 91(1), 45-52, 202003
  12. Validation of the Japanese Version of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Cognitive Function Version 3, JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT, 59(1), 139-146, 202001
  13. Discrepancies between Self- and Clinical Staff Members' Perception of Cognitive Functioning among Patients with Schizophrenia Undergoing Long-Term Hospitalization, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY INTERNATIONAL, 2019, 20191103
  14. Do multiple personal roles promote working energetically in female nurses? A cross-sectional study of relevant factors promoting work engagement in female nurses, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 24(1), 56. doi: 10.1186/s12199-019-0810-z, 20190912
  15. Voice rehabilitation for laryngeal cancer after radiotherapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis, EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, 276(6), 1573-1583, 201906
  16. Study of aromas as reminiscence triggers in community-dwelling older adults in Japan., JOURNAL OF RURAL MEDICINE, 14, 87-94, 201905
  17. Confidence in communicating with patients with cancer mediates the relationship between rehabilitation therapists' autistic-like traits and perceived difficulty in communication, PALLIATIVE & SUPPORTIVE CARE, 17(2), 186-194, 201904
  18. Association between Falls and Balance among Inpatients with Schizophrenia: A Preliminary Prospective Cohort Study, PSYCHIATRIC QUARTERLY, 90(1), 111-116, 201903
  19. Effect of Stride Management Assist Gait Training for Poststroke Hemiplegia: A Single Center, Open-Label, Randomized Controlled Trial, JOURNAL OF STROKE & CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, 28(2), 477-486, 201902
  20. Hearing laughter improves the recovery process of the autonomic nervous system after a stress-loading task: a randomized controlled trial, BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL MEDICINE, 12, 20181221
  21. Alterations in emotional responses (pleasantness/unpleasantness) induced by sniffing food odors during chemotherapy in patients with lung cancer, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 48(10), 906-912, 201810
  22. Effects of olfactory stimulation on reminiscence practice in community-dwelling elderly individuals, PSYCHOGERIATRICS, 18(4), 283-291, 201807
  23. Temporal Processing Instability with Millisecond Accuracy is a Cardinal Feature of Sensorimotor Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Analysis Using the Synchronized Finger-Tapping Task, JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 48(2), 351-360, 201802
  24. Combined Exercise and Cognitive Training System for Dementia Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial, DEMENTIA AND GERIATRIC COGNITIVE DISORDERS, 45(5-6), 318-325, 2018
  25. Exploring a method for evaluation of preschool and school children with autism spectrum disorder through checking their understanding of the speaker's emotions with the help of prosody of the voice, BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT, 39(10), 836-845, 201711
  26. Effect of wearing fingers rings on the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: An exploratory study, SAGE OPEN MEDICINE, 5, 2017
  27. Development of a Method for Transferring Paraplegic Patients with Advanced Cancer from Bed to Wheelchair, JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, 19(6), 656-660, 201606
  28. Family caregivers require mental health specialists for end-of-life psychosocial problems at home: a nationwide survey in Japan, PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 25(6), 641-647, 201606
  29. Reminiscence triggers in community-dwelling older adults in Japan, BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 79(4), 220-227, 201604
  30. Study on the psychosocial aspects of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers in Japan: a preliminary report, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 46(3), 254-259, 201603
  31. The Japanese Breast Cancer Society clinical practice guidelines for epidemiology and prevention of breast cancer, 2015 edition, BREAST CANCER, 23(3), 343-356, 2016
  32. A Single Session of an Integrated Yoga Program as a Stress Management Tool for School Employees: Comparison of Daily Practice and Nondaily Practice of a Yoga Therapy Program, JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, 21(7), 444-449, 20150701
  33. The Skills of Facilitator Nurses in Psycho-Social Group Intervention for Cancer Patients, YONAGO ACTA MEDICA, 58(2), 69-75, 201506
  34. Partnership in Psycho-Social Group Intervention for Cancer Patients: Factors to Creating Group Dynamics, YONAGO ACTA MEDICA, 58(1), 45-50, 2015
  35. Effectiveness of a collage activity based on a life review in elderly cancer patients: a preliminary study, Palliat Support Care, 13, 285-293, 2015
  36. The Japanese Breast Cancer Society clinical practice guideline for epidemiology and prevention of breast cancer, BREAST CANCER, 22(1), 16-27, 2015
  37. Study on factors associated with repeated gambling among gamblers anonymous participants, Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 6, 2015
  38. Feasibility and efficacy of speed-feedback therapy with a bicycle ergometer on cognitive function in elderly cancer patients in Japan, PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 23(8), 906-913, 20140801
  39. Influence of alexithymia on the prognosis of patients with major depression, Jpn J Gen Hosp Psychiatry, 26, 278-286, 20140401
  40. The need for a professional development program based on midwifery perinatal loss care, Maternal health, 54(4), 556-562, 201404
  41. 精神病床における認知症患者の入院期間に関連する要因の検討-広島県パイロットスタディ, 日本精神科病院協会雑誌, 33, 73-79, 201404
  42. Development of a Job Stressor Scale for Nurses Caring for Patients with Intractable Neurological Diseases, Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences, 62(4), 69-76, 201312
  43. Why do dementia patients become unable to lead a daily life with decreasing cognitive function?, DEMENTIA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 12(5), 551-568, 201309
  44. Outline of Psycho-oncology, 53(5), 386-391, 20130501
  45. Clinical usefulness of the Frontal Assessment Battery at bedside (FAB) for elderly cancer patients, SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, 21(3), 857-862, 20130401
  46. Dynamic exercise improves cognitive function in association with increased prefrontal oxygenation, JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 63(4), 287-298, 20130401
  47. Investigation of Toilet Activities in Elderly Patients With Dementia From the Viewpoint of Motivation and Self-Awareness, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS, 28(5), 459-468, 20130401
  48. ★, Prevalence of Dementia in Japan: A Systematic Review, DEMENTIA AND GERIATRIC COGNITIVE DISORDERS, 36(1-2), 111-118, 20130401
  49. Systematic review of rehabilitation intervention in palliative care for cancer patients., J Palliat Care Med, 2, 131. doi:10.4172/2165-7386.1000131, 20120601
  50. Effects of group therapy focused on the cognitions of new female nurses who experienced violent language and violent acts in the workplace., 11, 33-42, 20120501
  51. Effects of group therapy focused on the coping strategies of new female nurses who experienced violent language and violent acts from patients., 11, 43-52, 20120501
  52. Effects of group therapy focused on the cognitions of new female nurses who experienced violent language and violent acts by patients., 11, 83-92, 20120501
  53. Relationship between adult children property and self esteem of nursing students., 11, 93-99, 20120501
  54. Conditions Associated With Wandering in People With Dementia From the Viewpoint of Self-Awareness: Five Case Reports, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS, 27(3), 162-170, 20120401
  55. Investigation of Eating Actions of People With Dementia From the Viewpoint of Self-Awareness, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS, 27(4), 228-237, 20120401
  56. Association between efficacy of self-management to prevent recurrences of depression and actual episodes of recurrence: a preliminary study., International Journal of Psychological Studies, 3(2), 217-226, 20111201
  57. Psychological factors and characteristics of recurrent breast cancer patients with or without psychosocial group therapy intervention., Yonago Acta medica, 54, 65-74, 20111201
  58. Testing the feasibility of using odors in reminiscence therapy in Japan., Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 29, 287-299, 20111201
  59. Psychological Factors and Characteristics of Recurrent Breast Cancer Patients with or without Psychosocial Group Therapy Intervention, YONAGO ACTA MEDICA, 54(4), 65-74, 20111201
  60. Preliminary Study of Medium-Term Effects of Reminiscence Therapy using Odor Stimulation in Community-Dwelling Adults, 155(12), 929-936, 201112
  61. Construction of Assessment Criteria for Suffering of Long-Term Inpatients with Schizophrenia and its Reliability and Validity, Journal of Japanese Society of Nursing Research, 34(4), 55-63, 20110920
  62. Study on the self-stigma of patients with schizophrenia: associations between self-stigma, self-efficacy, QOL, and experience of discrimination, 39(8), 777-783, 201108
  63. Occupational therapy intervention for clients with terminal cancer : The qualitative analysis of occupational therapists' narratives, 30(3), 284-294, 20110615
  64. Evaluation of the effectiveness of a group intervention approach for nurses exposed to violent speech or violence caused by patients: a randomized controlled trial., ISRN Nursing, Article ID 325614, 20110501
  65. Assessment of the efficacy of footbaths as a means of improving the mental health of nurses: a preliminary report, Journal of health sciences, Hiroshima University, 9(2), 27-30, 201103
  66. The nurse's recollection of trauma in work place and relation to mental health, Journal of nursing health science research, 11(1), 55-64, 201103
  67. The collection and the classification of a workplace trauma in nurses, Journal of nursing health science research, 11(1), 48-54, 201103
  68. The nurse's recollection of trauma in work place and relation to mental health, Journal of nursing health science research, 11(1), 21-30, 201103
  69. The Usefulness of a Supporting System which Includes a Screening Tool Used by a Nurse to Care for Outpatients with Mental Disorders who Undergo Chemotherapy Against Cancer, 23(1), 52-59, 20110115
  70. Relationships Between Roles and Mental States and Role Functional QOL in Breast Cancer Outpatients, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 41(9), 1112-1118, 2011
  71. ★, Importance of Rehabilitation in Cancer Treatment and Palliative Medicine, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 41(6), 733-738, 2011
  72. An investigation of the factors related to the intention of nurses to leave their profession: based on a survey of nurses working in palliative care units, Palliat Care Res, 6(1), 126-132, 2011
  73. Psychosocial Factors That Have an Influence on the Effects of Obesity Improvement Programs, 5(2), 175-183, 20101101
  74. Education for Medical Pprofessionals Who Deal with Mental Care of Cancer Patients, 112(10), 1024-1028, 20101025
  75. Effect of Exercise on a Speed Feedback Therapy System in Elderly Persons., Phys Occup Ther Geriatr, 28, 131-143, 20100601
  76. Psychological distress related to patterns of family functioning among Japanese childhood cancer survivors and their parents, PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 19(5), 545-552, 20100501
  77. The depression and related factors, in persons in nursing health care facilities for the elderly, Humanity and science, 10(1), 105-114, 201003
  78. Rehabilitation for cancer survivors, Clinical oncology, 5(2), 151-155, 201002
  79. Diabetic treatment and factors of control difficulty of blood sugar in inpatient at schizophrenia with a diabetic, Bulletin of the University of Shimane Junior College Izumo Campus, 4, 1-8, 2010
  80. Gender differences in factors associated with suicidal ideation in major depression among cancer patients., Psycho-Oncology, 19, 384-389, 2010
  81. Development of a job stressor scale for nurses caring for patients with intractable neurological illness: selection of question items, 8(1/2), 1-6, 20091201
  82. Relationship between awareness (EQS) and attention function (TMT) among patients with schizophrenia, Journal of health sciences, Hiroshima University, 8(1), 34-38, 200912
  83. Rehabilitation for cancer patients, Journal of Japanese Association of Psychiatric Hospitals, 28(12), 31-35, 200912
  84. A gender-related study of the relationship between obesity and health-related QOL in middle-aged and elderly subject, 37(12), 1167-1173, 200912
  85. Development of a Standard for Hospital-Based Palliative Care Consultation Teams Using a Modified Delphi Method, JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT, 38(4), 496-504, 20091001
  86. Suffering on the Caregiving Experience of Family Caregivers of Patients with Schizophrenia, Journal of Japanese Society of Nursing Research, 32(2), 35-43, 20090620
  87. Rehabilitation for elderly patients with cancer, Clinical oncology, 3(5), 546-550, 200905
  88. Psychotherapy for depression, The Japanese journal of hospice and palliative care, 19(3), 225-227, 200905
  89. Psychosocial factors and survival after diagnosis of inoperable non-small cell lung cancer, PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 18(1), 23-29, 20090401
  90. A survey of nurses who experienced trauma in the workplace: influence of coping strategies on traumatic stress, STRESS AND HEALTH, 25(1), 3-9, 20090401
  91. Factors Affecting the Sense of Burden Felt by Family Members Caring for Patients With Mental Illness, ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, 23(2), 128-137, 20090401
  92. Assessment of Factors Associated with the Sense of Coherence (SOC) of Medical Students on Entering School, The annual review of health and medical sociology, 19(2), 82-93, 20090215
  93. The effects of occupational therapy for clients with terminal cancer : A qualitative content analysis of narrative stories told by occupational therapists, The Journal of Japanese Association of Occupational Therapists, 28(1), 48-59, 20090201
  94. Examination of Caregivers over Their Position and the Direction of Their Eyes toward the Elderly Care Receivers, Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Science, 28(4), 46-54, 20081220
  95. Psychological impact and associated factors after disclosure of genetic test results concerning hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer, STRESS AND HEALTH, 24(5), 407-412, 20081201
  96. Factors that impede the discharge of long-term schizophrenic inpatients, SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 15(4), 230-235, 20081201
  97. A study on interpretation model of BPSD in dementia patients, Japanese journal of geriatric psychiatry, 19(9), 997-1008, 200809
  98. Multidisciplinary approaches and rehabilitation for cancer patients, Clinical oncology, 2(4), 343-347, 200808
  99. Development of a self-efficacy scale to measure self-management behavior related to the prevention of recurrence of depression and assessment of its reliability and validity, Japanese journal of clinical psychiatry, 37(8), 1045-1052, 200808
  100. Survey of the current status of cancer rehabilitation in Japan, DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION, 30(7), 559-564, 20080401
  101. Efficacy of group reminiscence therapy for elderly dementia patients residing at home: a preliminary report., Phys Occup Ther Geriatr, 26(3), 57-68, 20080301
  102. Psychological impact of hospitalization for parents of childhood cancer patients, PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 17, S213-S213, 2008
  103. Differences of nurses' understanding of palliative care in hospitals, PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 17, S258-S258, 2008
  104. Does acute dynamic exercise improve brain cognitive function in humans?, FASEB JOURNAL, 22, 2008
  105. The effect of a psychoeducational support program for advanced cancer outpatients and the family: pilot study, Research-aid paper of the Meiji Yasuda Mental Health Foundation, 112-121, 2008
  106. Longitudinal study on quality of life and on anxiety factors in living donors before and after adult-to-adult liver transplantation, 7(1), 30-39, 20071201
  107. Depression and associated factors in residents of a health care institution for the elderly, Phys Occup Ther Geriatr, 26(1), 29-41, 20070701
  108. Assessment of degree of satisfaction of cancer patients and their families with rehabilitation and factors associated with it - results of a Japanese population, DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION, 29(6), 437-444, 20070401
  109. Depression and associated factors in residents of a health care institution for the elderly, Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 29-41, 2007
  110. Factors related to anxiety and depression in women with breast cancer and their husbands: role of alexithymia and family functioning, SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, 15(7), 859-868, 2007
  111. Factors related to posttraumatic stress in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer and their parents, SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, 15(3), 309-317, 2007
  112. The appearance of post-traumatic stress with events of delivery in mothers one month after childbirth : Comparison of mothers with newborn babies in NICU hospitalization and mothers with normal newborn babies, Journal of health sciences, Hiroshima University, 6(1), 71-80, 200612
  113. Reliability and validity of the Japanese-language version of the Physical Performance Test (PPT) Battery in chronic pain patients., Disabil Rehabil, 28, 397-405, 20060401
  114. Psychological impact of verbal abuse and violence by patients on nurses working in psychiatric departments., Psychiat Clin Neurosci, 60, 29-36, 20060401
  115. Reliability and validity of the Japanese-language version of the Physical Performance Test (PPT) Battery in chronic pain patients, DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION, 28(6), 397-405, 20060301
  116. Psychological impact of verbal abuse and violence by patients on nurses working in psychiatric departments, PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES, 60(1), 29-36, 20060201
  117. Mobility rating scale for elderly people with dementia: preparation of a Japanese-language version of the Southampton Mobility Assessment, PHYSIOTHERAPY, 91(4), 223-228, 20051201
  118. Effect of psychoeducation program on self-efficacy of schizophrenic patients utilizing psychiatric day care: a preliminary study, Journal of health sciences, Hiroshima University, 5(1), 35-41, 200510
  119. A feasibility study of psychosocial group intervention for breast cancer patients with first recurrence, SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, 13(7), 503-514, 20050701
  120. Study on the social maturity, self-perception, and associated factors, including motor coordination, of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder., Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 25(4), 45-58, 20050401
  121. Family functioning and psychological distress among Japanese breast cancer patients and families., Supportive Care in Cancer, 13, 1044-1050, 20050401
  122. Effect of psychoeducation program 1on self-efficacy of schizophrenic patients utilizing psychiatric day care: apreliminary study., J Health Sci Hiroshima Univ, 5, 35-41, 20050401
  123. Construction of a speed feedback therapy system to improve cognitive impairment in elderly people with dementia: A preliminary report, DEMENTIA AND GERIATRIC COGNITIVE DISORDERS, 20(2-3), 105-111, 20050401
  124. Study on effects of life review activities on quality of life of the elderly: a randomized controlled trial, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 73(5), 302-311, 20040901
  125. Psychologic distress after disclosure of genetic test results regarding hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma - A preliminary report, CANCER, 101(2), 395-403, 20040715
  126. Psychoeducational intervention for patients with primary breast cancer and patient satisfaction with information: an exploratory analysis, BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, 80(3), 331-338, 20030801
  127. Depression and psychological distress in patients during the year after curative resection of non-small cell lung cancer., J Clin Oncol, 21, 69-77, 20030401
  128. Psychiatric evaluation of competency in cancer patients., Int J Psych Clin Pract, 7, 101-106, 20030401
  129. Mood disturbance and neurosteroids in women with breast cancer., Stress and Health, 19, 227-231, 20030401
  130. Study on factors associated with quality of reminiscence in elderly people, 22(3), 235-242, 20030301
  131. Examination of the Effectiveness of Life Review Reminiscence Activities in the Elderly People : a Prelimianary Study, 37(1), 81-86, 20030101
  132. Clinical factors associated with suicidality in cancer patients, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 32(12), 506-511, 20021001
  133. Psychiatric disorders and associated and predictive factors in patients with unresectable non-small cell lung cancer. A longitudinal study., Cancer, 95, 1085-1093, 20020401
  134. Clinical experience of the pharmacological treatment algorithm for major depression in advanced cancer patients: preliminary study., Int J Psych Clin Pract, 6, 83-89, 20020401
  135. Psychological distress of family members with cancer patients in Japan., Int J Psych Clin Pract, 6, 205-210, 20020401
  136. Clinical factors associated with suicidality in cancer patients., Jpn J Clin Oncol, 32, 506-511, 20020401
  137. relation between the theraputic factors of occupational therapy for schizophrenia and social life capability, 20(6), 579-589, 20011201
  138. Rapid cardiac adaptation to exercise demand signal and execution of maximal leg muscle contraction, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY, 51(6), 709-716, 20011201
  139. Physician support and patient psychologic responses after surgery for nonsmall cell lung carcinoma - A prospective observational study, CANCER, 92(7), 1926-1935, 20011001
  140. Why do some cancer patients with depression desire an early death and others do not?, Psychosomatics, 42, 141-145, 20010401
  141. Three sets of diagnostic criteria for major depression and correlations with serotonin-induced platelet calcium mobilization in cancer patients., Psychopharmacology, 153, 244-248, 20010401
  142. Psychiatric disorders in cancer patients: Descriptive analysis of 1721 psychiatric referrals at two Japanese cancer center hospitals., Jpn J Clin Oncol, 31, 188-194, 20010401
  143. Fatigue in ambulatory patients with advanced lung cancer: prevalence, correlated factors, and screening., J Pain Symptom Manage, 22, 554-564, 20010401
  144. Participation in psychosocial group intervention among Japanese women with primary breast cancer and its associated factors., Psycho-Oncology, 10, 419-427, 20010401
  145. Mental adjustment to first recurrence and correlated factors in patients with breast cancer., Breast Cancer Res Treat, 67, 255-262, 20010401
  146. Guilt from negative genetic test findings., Am J Psychiatry, 158, 1929, 20010401
  147. Suicidal ideation in cancer patients with major depression., Japan Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30, 221-224, 20000401
  148. Psychometric properties of the Japanese version of the mental adjustment to cancer (MAC) scale., Psycho-Oncology, 9, 395-401, 20000401
  149. Development and validation of the Cancer Fatigue Scale: a brief, three dimensional, self-rating scale for assessment of fatigue in cancer patients., J Pain Symptom Manage, 19, 5-14, 20000401
  150. Factors correlated with fatigue in disease-free breast cancer patients: application of the cancer fatigue scale., Support Care Cancer, 8, 215-222, 20000401
  151. Applicability of a Western-developed psychosocial group intervention for Japanese patients with primary breast cancer., Psycho-Oncology, 9, 169-177, 20000401
  152. Prevalence, predictive factors, and screening of psychological distress in patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer., Cancer, 88, 2817-2823, 20000401
  153. ★, Psychological distress following first recurrence of disease in patients with breast cancer: prevalence and risk factors., Breast Cancer Res Treat, 61, 131-137, 20000401
  154. A psychosocial group intervention for Japanese women with primary breast cancer: a randomized controlled trial., Cancer, 89, 1026-1036, 20000401
  155. Depression after successful treatment for non-small cell lung cancer: A 3-month follow-up study., Cancer, 89, 1172-1179, 20000401
  156. Fatigue and its associated factors in ambulatory cancer patients: a preliminary study., Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 17, 42-48, 19990401
  157. Suicidal thoughts in cancer patients: clinical experience in psycho-oncology., Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 53, 569-573, 19990401
  158. Screening for nicotine dependence among smoking-related cancer patients., Japanese Journal of Cancer Research, 90, 1071-1075, 19990401
  159. Successful antidepressant treatment for terminally ill cancer patients with major depression, suicidal ideation and a desire for death., Support Care Cancer, 7, 432-436, 19990401
  160. Algorithm for the treatment of major depression in patients with advanced cancer., Psychiat Clin Neurosci, 53, S61-S65, 19990401
  161. Correlates of depressed mood in ambulatory head and neck cancer patients., Psycho-Oncology, 8, 494-499, 19990401
  162. Predictive factors for psychological distress in ambulatory lung cancer patients., Supportive Care in Cancer, 6, 281-286, 19980401
  163. Positive influence of a liaison programme on the rate of psychiatric consultation referrals for cancer patients., Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 52, 275-278, 19980401
  164. Bedside wellness-development of a virtual forest rehabilitation system., Stud Health Technol Inform, 50, 168-174, 19980401
  165. ★, Guidelines for telling the truth to cancer patients., Jpn J Clin Oncol, 28, 1-4, 19980401
  166. Screening for psychological distress in Japanese cancer patients., Jpn J Clin Oncol, 28, 333-338, 19980401
  167. Development of a bedside wellness system., 1, 105-112, 19980401
  168. Cancer genetic counseling and psycho-oncology., Jpn J Clin Oncol, 28, 461-462, 19980401
  169. Psycho-Oncology, 14, 173-179, 19980401
  170. ★, An acutely confused 15-year-old girl., Lancet, 350, 448, 19970401
  171. Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis., Lancet, 350, 1250-1251, 19970401
  172. Virtual reality support system in palliative medicine., Stud Health Technol Inform, 39, 60-63, 19970401
  173. Usage of haloperidol for delirium in cancer patients., Supportive Care in Cance, 4, 390-392, 19960401
  174. A survey of Japanese physicians, attitude and practice in caring for terminally ill cancer patients., Psychiat Clinical Neurosci, 49, 53-57, 19950401

Publications such as books

  1. 2015/04, Physical and occupational therapies in palliative care/Textbook of Palliative Medicine and Palliative Care, Second Edition, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015, Scholarly Book, Joint work
  2. 2014/12, Eating Behavior of Dementia Patients / Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline, Eating Behavior of Dementia Patients, Elsevier, 2014, 12, Scholarly Book, Joint work
  3. 2014/04, Psychosocial care for patients with colorectal cancer / Colorectal Cancer - Surgery, Diagnostics and Treatment, Psychosocial care for patients with colorectal cancer, InTech, 2014, 4, Scholarly Book, Joint work
  4. 2012/09, Rehabilitation of elderly people with dementia/Biomedical Engineering and Cognitive Neuroscience for Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Applications, IGI Global, 2012, 09, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation
  5. 2012/02, Psychological impact and associated factors after disclosure of genetic test results concerning hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer/Colorectal Cancer - From Prevention to Patient Care, InTech, 2012, 02, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation
  6. 1998/04, Depression in patients with advanced cancer. Current Perspectives and Future Directions in Palliative Medicine. , Springer, 1998, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 224
  7. 1996/04, A basic study for human stress reduction by virtual reality system. (共著) , International Confrernce on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (Proc. ), 1996

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Feasibility of a Japanese version of the Occupational Gaps Questionnaire for healthy people: a pilot study, Misu Y, Kato M, Tanemura R, Okamura H, Yamamoto T, 18th WFOT Congress, 2022/08/28, Without Invitation, English, Paris, France
  2. Assessment of Quality of Life in Cancer Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh, Roshid MM, Rahman MM, Rahman Sarker MH, Rahman MJ, Prihanto JB, Eity KF, Masud MH, Okamura H, The 19th International Conference of the Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health (PBC), 2022/08/28, Without Invitation, English, Jeju, South Korea
  3. A single session of the integrated yoga program as a stress management education for school staff employees : the effect of practicing by themselves on the daily practitioners vs non-daily practitioners, Nosaka M, Okamura H, Nosaka M, Okamura H, 25th World Congress of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2019/09, Without Invitation, English, Florence, Italy
  4. Discrepancies between self- and clinical staff members' perception of cognitive functioning among patients with schizophrenia undergoing long-term hospitalization., Kaneko F, Okamura H, 5th Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (AsCNP), 2019/04, Without Invitation, English, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
  5. A single session of the integrated yoga program as a stress management education for the teachers at a Japanese high school: The effects measured by respiration rate etc., Nosaka M, Okamura H, 18th Congress of the Asian College of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2018/08, Without Invitation, English, Seoul, Korea
  6. Effects of speed-feedback therapy on cancer therapy-related cognitive impairment in patients with breast cancer: a preliminary study., Miyashita M, Miki E, Okamura H*, Kagawa N, Asano S, Kataoka T, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 43rd Annual Congress, 2018/05, Without Invitation, English, Washington DC, USA
  7. Study of the efficacy of speed-feedback therapy for older adults with dementia: a randomized controlled trial, Okamura H, Otani M, Shimoyama N, Fujii T, 9th Canadian Conference of Dementia, 2017/11, Without Invitation, English, Toronto, Canada
  8. Psychosocial factors associated with perception gaps in respect of cognitive dysfunction between long-term inpatients with schizophrenia and the hospital staff, Kaneko F, Okamura H, 1st Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Symposium (APOTS 2017), 2017/10, Without Invitation, English, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  9. Factors associated with caregiver burden in caregivers of patients with dementia admitted to psychiatric hospitals for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in Japan, Ishii S, Ishii T, Fuchino K, Okamura H, 13th International Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS), 2017/09, Without Invitation, English, Niice, France
  10. A single session of the integrated yoga program as a stress management education for elementary school children and their mothers, Nosaka M, Okamura H, 24th World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine, 2017/09, Without Invitation, English, Beijing, China
  11. A single session of the integrated yoga program as a stress management education for elementary school children and their mothers, Nosaka M, Okamura H, 15th Annual Yoga Therapy Society Conference (International Joint Congress 2017), 2017/07, Without Invitation, English, Fukuoka, Japan
  12. Effects of basic body awareness therapy for a person suffering from chronic low back pain: a case study, Ishihara Y, Yamamoto T,Okamura H, WCPT - AWP & PTAT Congress 2017, 2017/06, Without Invitation, English, Bangkok, Thailand
  13. Factors affecting length of hospital stay in patients with dementia admitted to psychiatric hospitals for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in Japan, Ishii S, Fuchino K, Ishii T, Okamura H, American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, 2017/05, Without Invitation, English, San Antonio, USA
  14. What is the factor of continuing rehabilitation unit dying phase?, Nishiyama N*, Okamura H, 15th World Congress of the European Association for palliative Care, 2017/05, Without Invitation, English, Madrid, Spain
  15. Contribution of temporal processing instability with millisecond accuracy to motor impairments in ASD: an analysis of a synchronized finger-tapping task, Morimoto C, Okamura H, 8th International Symposium: of the society for Research on the Cerebellum and Ataxias, 2017/05, Without Invitation, English, Bruges, Manitoba, Canada
  16. Effective olfactory stimulation of reminiscence intervention in community-dwelling elderly persons in Japan, Hanaoka H, Muraki T, Okamura H, 2016 IPA Asian Regional Meeting, 2016/12, Without Invitation, English, Taipei, Taiwan
  17. A nationwide survey of dementia patients admitted to psychiatric hospitals for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in Japan, Okamura H, Ishii S, Ishii T, Fuchino K, 12th International Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS), 2016/10, Without Invitation, English, Lisbon, Portugal
  18. The efficacy of individual occuoational therapy in a long-term schizophrenic inpatient: a case study, Kaneko F, Okamura H, The 2016 IPA International Congress, 2016/09, Without Invitation, English, San Francisco, USA
  19. A single session of integrated yoga program as a stress management for teachers: the effects measured by respiration rate etc., Nosaka M, Okamura H, The 17th Congress of the Asian College of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2016/08/20, Without Invitation, English, Fukuoka, Japan
  20. End-of-life care education for OT students in Japan., Miki E, Okamura H, 6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, 2015/09, Without Invitation, English, 6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress
  21. Opinion of child and adolescent psychiatrists on the need for occupational therapy., Tokunaga A, Kaneko F*, Okamura H, 6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, 2015/09, Without Invitation, English, Rotorua, New Zealand
  22. Miyajima welfare guide aap was produced by the Hiroshima University Community Cooperation Promotion Project., Kaneko F, Yamane S, Egusa T, Takeuchi F, Okamura H, 6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, 2015/09, Without Invitation, English, Rotorua, New Zealand
  23. The comparison of different listening style between live and recorded music by HRV and MMS., Itcho S, Okamura H, 6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, 2015/09, Without Invitation, English, Rotorua, New Zealand
  24. A single session of integrated yoga program as a stress management education for the teachers at schools., Nosaka M, Okamura H, 23rd World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine, 2015/08, Without Invitation, English, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  25. Study on the psychosocial aspects of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers in Japan., Okamura H, Shigehiro M, Kita M, Takeuchi S, Ashihara Y, Arai M, 14th International Meeting on the Psychosocial Aspects of Hereditary Cancer, 2015/05, Without Invitation, English, Manchester, United Kingdom
  26. Developme nt of the Japanese version of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Cognit ive Function (FACT-Cog) version 3., Miyashita M, Okamura H, Tsukamoto N, Hashimoto M, Kataoka T, Kagawa N, Oncology Nursing Society 40th Annual Congress, 2015/04, Without Invitation, English, Orlando, FL, USA
  27. A single session of integrated yoga program as a stress management education for shool staff employees: daily practice vs non-daily practice, Nosaka M, Okamura H, Nosaka M, Okamura H, 16th Congress of Asian College of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2014/08, Without Invitation, English, Jakarta, Indonesia
  28. Practice report of employment support for people with mental disorders provided by the office of transition support for employment (type B) with the cooperation of external organizations., Kaneko F, Hanaoka H, Funaki Y, Hirasawa R, Okamura H, Kaneko F, Hanaoka H, Funaki Y, Hirasawa R, Okamura H, 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2014/06, Without Invitation, English, Yokohama
  29. Relationship between social cognition and subjective interpersonal skills in patients with schizophrenia., Okazaki T, Kaneko F, Okamura H, Okazaki T, Kaneko F, Okamura H, 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2014/06, Without Invitation, English, Yokohama
  30. The association between the decline of cognitive function and ability of ADL in elderly cancer patients., Miki E, Okamura H, Miki E, Okamura H, 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2014/06, Without Invitation, English, Yokohama
  31. Efficacy of group reminiscence therapy involving cooking activities in elderly patients with dementia - a randomized controlled trial., Nawate Y, Nawate T, Okamura H, Nawate Y, Nawate T, Okamura H, 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2014/06, Without Invitation, English, Yokohama
  32. Factors related to reminiscence in community- dwelling elderly individuals., Hanaoka H, Murakami T, Yamane S, Funaki Y, Okamura H, Hanaoka H, Murakami T, Yamane S, Funaki Y, Okamura H, 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Without Invitation, English, Yokohama

Awards

  1. 1998/09, The 2nd.Poster Prize.Fourth International Congress of Psycho-Oncology.

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. 2018, 2018
  2. 2017, 2017
  3. 2017, 2017
  4. KAKEN, 2017, 2017
  5. KAKEN, 2017, 2017

Social Activities

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. 17th Annual Yoga Therapy Society Conference, Chair, 2019/04, 2019/04
  2. The 22nd Annual Meeting of Japan Psycho-Oncology Society, chair, 2009/10, 2009/10

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. Supportive Care in Cancer, Editor
  2. Case Reports in Medicine, Editor
  3. Psycho-Oncology, Others
  4. Disability and Rehabilitation, Others
  5. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, Others
  6. Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology, Others