Hitoshi Okamura

Last Updated :2021/05/31

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

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
  • 【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. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Disease Management in Psychiatric disorders -particulars-
  2. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Psychiatry for rehabilitation -generalities-
  3. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Psychiatry for rehabilitation -particulars-
  4. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
  5. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
  6. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Physiological Psychology
  7. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical practice I
  8. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical practice II
  9. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Preliminary Research Practice
  10. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Psychiatry for rehabilitation -generalities-
  11. 2021, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Psychiatry for rehabilitation -particulars-
  12. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Therapy for mental disorders
  13. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Advanced Lecture on Preventive Medicine for Evidence-based Health Guidance A
  14. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Methodology of Education for Health Promotion
  15. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science 1(Survey Research)
  16. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science 1(Survey Research)
  17. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science 2(Qualitative Research)
  18. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science 2(Qualitative Research)
  19. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Pathophysiology
  20. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Sciences
  21. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Sciences
  22. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Lecture on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  23. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Lecture on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  24. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  25. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  26. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  27. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  28. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Research on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  29. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  30. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  31. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  32. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  33. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  34. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  35. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Genetic Counseling
  36. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Genetic Counseling Basic Practice1

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Changes in motor function and quality of life after surgery in patients with pancreatic cancer, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 30(2), 202103
  2. 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
  3. Shared decision-making for women facing an unplanned pregnancy: A qualitative study, NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES, 22(4), 1186-1196, 202012
  4. Easy assessmednt of individuals with various severities of autism spectrum disorder, focusing on motor timing control, RESEARCH IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS, 79, 202011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Discrepancies between Self- and Clinical Staff Members' Perception of Cognitive Functioning among Patients with Schizophrenia Undergoing Long-Term Hospitalization, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY INTERNATIONAL, 2019, 20191103
  8. 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
  9. Voice rehabilitation for laryngeal cancer after radiotherapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis, EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, 276(6), 1573-1583, 201906
  10. Study of aromas as reminiscence triggers in community-dwelling older adults in Japan., JOURNAL OF RURAL MEDICINE, 14, 87-94, 201905
  11. 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
  12. Association between Falls and Balance among Inpatients with Schizophrenia: A Preliminary Prospective Cohort Study, PSYCHIATRIC QUARTERLY, 90(1), 111-116, 201903
  13. 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
  14. Hearing laughter improves the recovery process of the autonomic nervous system after a stress-loading task: a randomized controlled trial, BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL MEDICINE, 12, 20181221
  15. 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
  16. Effects of olfactory stimulation on reminiscence practice in community-dwelling elderly individuals, PSYCHOGERIATRICS, 18(4), 283-291, 201807
  17. 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
  18. Combined Exercise and Cognitive Training System for Dementia Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial, DEMENTIA AND GERIATRIC COGNITIVE DISORDERS, 45(5-6), 318-325, 2018
  19. 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
  20. Effect of wearing fingers rings on the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: An exploratory study, SAGE OPEN MEDICINE, 5, 2017
  21. Development of a Method for Transferring Paraplegic Patients with Advanced Cancer from Bed to Wheelchair, JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, 19(6), 656-660, 201606
  22. 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
  23. Reminiscence triggers in community-dwelling older adults in Japan, BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 79(4), 220-227, 201604
  24. 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
  25. The Japanese Breast Cancer Society clinical practice guidelines for epidemiology and prevention of breast cancer, 2015 edition, BREAST CANCER, 23(3), 343-356, 2016
  26. 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
  27. The Skills of Facilitator Nurses in Psycho-Social Group Intervention for Cancer Patients, YONAGO ACTA MEDICA, 58(2), 69-75, 201506
  28. Study on factors associated with repeated gambling among gamblers anonymous participants, Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 6, 2015
  29. Partnership in Psycho-Social Group Intervention for Cancer Patients: Factors to Creating Group Dynamics, YONAGO ACTA MEDICA, 58(1), 45-50, 2015
  30. The Japanese Breast Cancer Society clinical practice guideline for epidemiology and prevention of breast cancer, BREAST CANCER, 22(1), 16-27, 2015
  31. Effectiveness of a collage activity based on a life review in elderly cancer patients: a preliminary study, Palliat Support Care, 13, 285-293, 2015
  32. 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
  33. Influence of alexithymia on the prognosis of patients with major depression, Jpn J Gen Hosp Psychiatry, 26, 278-286, 20140401
  34. 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
  35. The need for a professional development program based on midwifery perinatal loss care, Maternal health, 54(4), 556-562, 201404
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Outline of Psycho-oncology, 53(5), 386-391, 20130501
  39. Clinical usefulness of the Frontal Assessment Battery at bedside (FAB) for elderly cancer patients, SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, 21(3), 857-862, 20130401
  40. Dynamic exercise improves cognitive function in association with increased prefrontal oxygenation, JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 63(4), 287-298, 20130401
  41. 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
  42. ★, Prevalence of Dementia in Japan: A Systematic Review, DEMENTIA AND GERIATRIC COGNITIVE DISORDERS, 36(1-2), 111-118, 20130401
  43. Systematic review of rehabilitation intervention in palliative care for cancer patients., J Palliat Care Med, 2, 131. doi:10.4172/2165-7386.1000131, 20120601
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. Relationship between adult children property and self esteem of nursing students., 11, 93-99, 20120501
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. Psychological factors and characteristics of recurrent breast cancer patients with or without psychosocial group therapy intervention., Yonago Acta medica, 54, 65-74, 20111201
  52. Testing the feasibility of using odors in reminiscence therapy in Japan., Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 29, 287-299, 20111201
  53. Psychological Factors and Characteristics of Recurrent Breast Cancer Patients with or without Psychosocial Group Therapy Intervention, YONAGO ACTA MEDICA, 54(4), 65-74, 20111201
  54. Preliminary Study of Medium-Term Effects of Reminiscence Therapy using Odor Stimulation in Community-Dwelling Adults, 155(12), 929-936, 201112
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. Occupational therapy intervention for clients with terminal cancer : The qualitative analysis of occupational therapists' narratives, 30(3), 284-294, 20110615
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. The collection and the classification of a workplace trauma in nurses, Journal of nursing health science research, 11(1), 48-54, 201103
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. Relationships Between Roles and Mental States and Role Functional QOL in Breast Cancer Outpatients, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 41(9), 1112-1118, 2011
  65. ★, Importance of Rehabilitation in Cancer Treatment and Palliative Medicine, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 41(6), 733-738, 2011
  66. 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
  67. Psychosocial Factors That Have an Influence on the Effects of Obesity Improvement Programs, 5(2), 175-183, 20101101
  68. Education for Medical Pprofessionals Who Deal with Mental Care of Cancer Patients, 112(10), 1024-1028, 20101025
  69. Effect of Exercise on a Speed Feedback Therapy System in Elderly Persons., Phys Occup Ther Geriatr, 28, 131-143, 20100601
  70. Psychological distress related to patterns of family functioning among Japanese childhood cancer survivors and their parents, PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 19(5), 545-552, 20100501
  71. The depression and related factors, in persons in nursing health care facilities for the elderly, Humanity and science, 10(1), 105-114, 201003
  72. Rehabilitation for cancer survivors, Clinical oncology, 5(2), 151-155, 201002
  73. Gender differences in factors associated with suicidal ideation in major depression among cancer patients., Psycho-Oncology, 19, 384-389, 2010
  74. 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
  75. 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
  76. Relationship between awareness (EQS) and attention function (TMT) among patients with schizophrenia, Journal of health sciences, Hiroshima University, 8(1), 34-38, 200912
  77. Rehabilitation for cancer patients, Journal of Japanese Association of Psychiatric Hospitals, 28(12), 31-35, 200912
  78. A gender-related study of the relationship between obesity and health-related QOL in middle-aged and elderly subject, 37(12), 1167-1173, 200912
  79. 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
  80. Suffering on the Caregiving Experience of Family Caregivers of Patients with Schizophrenia, Journal of Japanese Society of Nursing Research, 32(2), 35-43, 20090620
  81. Rehabilitation for elderly patients with cancer, Clinical oncology, 3(5), 546-550, 200905
  82. Psychotherapy for depression, The Japanese journal of hospice and palliative care, 19(3), 225-227, 200905
  83. Psychosocial factors and survival after diagnosis of inoperable non-small cell lung cancer, PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 18(1), 23-29, 20090401
  84. 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
  85. 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
  86. 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
  87. 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
  88. 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
  89. 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
  90. Factors that impede the discharge of long-term schizophrenic inpatients, SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 15(4), 230-235, 20081201
  91. A study on interpretation model of BPSD in dementia patients, Japanese journal of geriatric psychiatry, 19(9), 997-1008, 200809
  92. Multidisciplinary approaches and rehabilitation for cancer patients, Clinical oncology, 2(4), 343-347, 200808
  93. 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
  94. Survey of the current status of cancer rehabilitation in Japan, DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION, 30(7), 559-564, 20080401
  95. Efficacy of group reminiscence therapy for elderly dementia patients residing at home: a preliminary report., Phys Occup Ther Geriatr, 26(3), 57-68, 20080301
  96. Psychological impact of hospitalization for parents of childhood cancer patients, PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 17, S213-S213, 2008
  97. Differences of nurses' understanding of palliative care in hospitals, PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 17, S258-S258, 2008
  98. Does acute dynamic exercise improve brain cognitive function in humans?, FASEB JOURNAL, 22, 2008
  99. 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
  100. 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
  101. Depression and associated factors in residents of a health care institution for the elderly, Phys Occup Ther Geriatr, 26(1), 29-41, 20070701
  102. 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
  103. Depression and associated factors in residents of a health care institution for the elderly, Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 29-41, 2007
  104. 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
  105. Factors related to posttraumatic stress in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer and their parents, SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, 15(3), 309-317, 2007
  106. 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
  107. 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
  108. Psychological impact of verbal abuse and violence by patients on nurses working in psychiatric departments., Psychiat Clin Neurosci, 60, 29-36, 20060401
  109. 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
  110. Psychological impact of verbal abuse and violence by patients on nurses working in psychiatric departments, PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES, 60(1), 29-36, 20060201
  111. 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
  112. 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
  113. A feasibility study of psychosocial group intervention for breast cancer patients with first recurrence, SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, 13(7), 503-514, 20050701
  114. 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
  115. Family functioning and psychological distress among Japanese breast cancer patients and families., Supportive Care in Cancer, 13, 1044-1050, 20050401
  116. 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
  117. 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
  118. 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
  119. Psychologic distress after disclosure of genetic test results regarding hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma - A preliminary report, CANCER, 101(2), 395-403, 20040715
  120. 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
  121. 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
  122. Mood disturbance and neurosteroids in women with breast cancer., Stress and Health, 19, 227-231, 20030401
  123. Psychiatric evaluation of competency in cancer patients., Int J Psych Clin Pract, 7, 101-106, 20030401
  124. Study on factors associated with quality of reminiscence in elderly people, 22(3), 235-242, 20030301
  125. Examination of the Effectiveness of Life Review Reminiscence Activities in the Elderly People : a Prelimianary Study, 37(1), 81-86, 20030101
  126. Clinical factors associated with suicidality in cancer patients, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 32(12), 506-511, 20021001
  127. Psychiatric disorders and associated and predictive factors in patients with unresectable non-small cell lung cancer. A longitudinal study., Cancer, 95, 1085-1093, 20020401
  128. 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
  129. Psychological distress of family members with cancer patients in Japan., Int J Psych Clin Pract, 6, 205-210, 20020401
  130. Clinical factors associated with suicidality in cancer patients., Jpn J Clin Oncol, 32, 506-511, 20020401
  131. Rapid cardiac adaptation to exercise demand signal and execution of maximal leg muscle contraction, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY, 51(6), 709-716, 20011201
  132. relation between the theraputic factors of occupational therapy for schizophrenia and social life capability, 20(6), 579-589, 20011201
  133. Physician support and patient psychologic responses after surgery for nonsmall cell lung carcinoma - A prospective observational study, CANCER, 92(7), 1926-1935, 20011001
  134. Why do some cancer patients with depression desire an early death and others do not?, Psychosomatics, 42, 141-145, 20010401
  135. Three sets of diagnostic criteria for major depression and correlations with serotonin-induced platelet calcium mobilization in cancer patients., Psychopharmacology, 153, 244-248, 20010401
  136. 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
  137. Fatigue in ambulatory patients with advanced lung cancer: prevalence, correlated factors, and screening., J Pain Symptom Manage, 22, 554-564, 20010401
  138. Participation in psychosocial group intervention among Japanese women with primary breast cancer and its associated factors., Psycho-Oncology, 10, 419-427, 20010401
  139. Mental adjustment to first recurrence and correlated factors in patients with breast cancer., Breast Cancer Res Treat, 67, 255-262, 20010401
  140. Guilt from negative genetic test findings., Am J Psychiatry, 158, 1929, 20010401
  141. Suicidal ideation in cancer patients with major depression., Japan Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30, 221-224, 20000401
  142. Psychometric properties of the Japanese version of the mental adjustment to cancer (MAC) scale., Psycho-Oncology, 9, 395-401, 20000401
  143. 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
  144. Factors correlated with fatigue in disease-free breast cancer patients: application of the cancer fatigue scale., Support Care Cancer, 8, 215-222, 20000401
  145. Applicability of a Western-developed psychosocial group intervention for Japanese patients with primary breast cancer., Psycho-Oncology, 9, 169-177, 20000401
  146. Prevalence, predictive factors, and screening of psychological distress in patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer., Cancer, 88, 2817-2823, 20000401
  147. ★, Psychological distress following first recurrence of disease in patients with breast cancer: prevalence and risk factors., Breast Cancer Res Treat, 61, 131-137, 20000401
  148. A psychosocial group intervention for Japanese women with primary breast cancer: a randomized controlled trial., Cancer, 89, 1026-1036, 20000401
  149. Depression after successful treatment for non-small cell lung cancer: A 3-month follow-up study., Cancer, 89, 1172-1179, 20000401
  150. Fatigue and its associated factors in ambulatory cancer patients: a preliminary study., Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 17, 42-48, 19990401
  151. Suicidal thoughts in cancer patients: clinical experience in psycho-oncology., Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 53, 569-573, 19990401
  152. Screening for nicotine dependence among smoking-related cancer patients., Japanese Journal of Cancer Research, 90, 1071-1075, 19990401
  153. 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
  154. Algorithm for the treatment of major depression in patients with advanced cancer., Psychiat Clin Neurosci, 53, S61-S65, 19990401
  155. Correlates of depressed mood in ambulatory head and neck cancer patients., Psycho-Oncology, 8, 494-499, 19990401
  156. Predictive factors for psychological distress in ambulatory lung cancer patients., Supportive Care in Cancer, 6, 281-286, 19980401
  157. Positive influence of a liaison programme on the rate of psychiatric consultation referrals for cancer patients., Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 52, 275-278, 19980401
  158. Bedside wellness-development of a virtual forest rehabilitation system., Stud Health Technol Inform, 50, 168-174, 19980401
  159. ★, Guidelines for telling the truth to cancer patients., Jpn J Clin Oncol, 28, 1-4, 19980401
  160. Screening for psychological distress in Japanese cancer patients., Jpn J Clin Oncol, 28, 333-338, 19980401
  161. Development of a bedside wellness system., 1, 105-112, 19980401
  162. Cancer genetic counseling and psycho-oncology., Jpn J Clin Oncol, 28, 461-462, 19980401
  163. Psycho-Oncology, 14, 173-179, 19980401
  164. ★, An acutely confused 15-year-old girl., Lancet, 350, 448, 19970401
  165. Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis., Lancet, 350, 1250-1251, 19970401
  166. Virtual reality support system in palliative medicine., Stud Health Technol Inform, 39, 60-63, 19970401
  167. Usage of haloperidol for delirium in cancer patients., Supportive Care in Cance, 4, 390-392, 19960401
  168. 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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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