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last modified:2017/07/18

Professor KATO Mayumi

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Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Graduate Course of Nursing Science/ Department of Clinical Nursing
Sentinel Reader for Evidence-Based Nursing, bmjupdates(British Medical Journal Group)
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College and School Educational Field

Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Science
Division of Health Sciences,Graduate School of Medical Science
Department of Nursing,School of Health Sciences, College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences

Laboratory

Mayumi Kato FAX:076-234-4363

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
St Joseph’s College of Main Doctor Nursing Education 200101 Unfinished course
Kanazawa University Master Devision of Health Sciences 200503 Completed
Kanazawa University Doctor Devision of Health Sciences Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Kanazawa University School of Nursing 198503
Washington State University
【Degree】
Master of Health Science
Ph. D.

Career

Niigata University(2008/10/01-)

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Specialities

Gerontol. & Rehab. Nursing、Rehabilitation nursing

Speciality Keywords

Gerontological Nursing, Rehabilitation Nursing, fall prevention, team approach, stroke nursing

Research Themes

Development of a computed simulation program to train clinical judgement for fall prevention

The aim of this study is to develop computed simulation program to train clinical judgement for fall prevention.

A collaborative approach for the prevention of falls in stroke patients

Preventing falls in stroke patients during rehabilitation cannot be successful without effective collaboration. The aim of this study was to qualitatively evaluate a collaborative approach for fall prevention. The collaborative approach involved sharing values and attitudes (i.e., consciousness), education, and approaches, followed by integration and clarification of one’s own roles. We tested two teams comprising nurses (NS), physiotherapists (PT) and occupational therapists (OT) through simulation with stroke patients during rehabilitation. Descriptive data were collected via interview, and analyses used employing a framework approach. Answers to interview questions revealed that sharing consciousness, education, and approaches had the power to change, involving in recognition of “Sharing consciousness having the power to change towards a positive direction”, “Being able to understand other professions’ perspectives and ideas”, “Taking advantage of documentation provided by nurses”, and “Nurses documentation being a shared tool”. “Compensate phenomena among roles” was shown through integration and clarification of one’s own roles. These data suggested that a collaborative approach was effective in a qualitative analysis, quantitative analyses are planned for a future study.

Development of a fall prevention program adapted to the individual risks of elderly persons in facilities

The aim of this study was to develop a fall-prevention program adapted to the individual risks of elderly patients in a long-term care facility by increasing the caregiving skills and motivation of staff members through mutual action research. The program, developed through the synthesis of seven evidence-based practice studies, consisted of staff education, identification of problems related to fall prevention in the facility by the use of focus group interview, assessment of individual risks, implementation of care adapted to the risks, consultation about fall-related problems, and modification of care in case of falls. The fall-prevention program was shown to be effective, especially in reducing injuries. The fall rate per 1,000 residential days was reduced from 7.6 to 5.0 in the intervention ward, while it went from 4.8 to 4.3 in the control ward. The percentage of injured persons in the intervention ward was significantly reduced from 22.6% during the 6 months before the intervention period to 9.7% during the 6-month intervention period, and the number of injuries was reduced from 13 to 3. No one was harmed by the program. The process went from expectation and anxiety regarding an unpredictable process to feeling of achievement through role conflicts. Empowerment was considered a driving force. The change agents for staff members were the response of patients and family members to satisfactory care, and the recognition of the need for cooperation with other medical staff members. On the other hand, the change agent for the fall prevention team members was recognition of staff members who could identify individual risks and had potential care skills. In conclusion, the fall-prevention program was shown to be acceptable for use among elderly individuals in a long-term care facility by increasing the caregiving skills and motivation of staff members.

Fall prevention for the elderly in a long-term care institution: Development of an exercise program based on EBN

Our aim was to develop an exercise program for fall prevention, based on evidence-based nursing (EBN), to not only increase muscle strength in the lower extremities, balance, and mobility, but also to decrease fear of falling and to increase self-efficacy for fall prevention in the elderly in a long-term care institution. We developed an exercise program which consisted of a warm-up, static stretching exercise, muscle strengthening in the lower extremities, balance training (toe training and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), and a cool-down, based on EBN. The study design was a clinical trial. We developed a program through two trials. In the first trial, the 30 elderly participants who agreed to our study were divided into an intervention group of 16 people and a control group of 14 people. The length of the program was three months, and we measured muscle strength, balance, mobility, fear of falling, self-efficacy for fall, and the number of falls to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. As a result, the intervention group showed increased balance and mobility and a decreased number of falls, although muscle strength and self-efficacy for fall did not increase and arm strength decreased significantly. No training-related medical problems occurred. We modified the program to increase muscle strength in the lower extremities, to increase or maintain arm strength and self-efficacy for fall. In the second trial, 40 elderly participants were divided into an intervention group of 21 people and a control group of 19 people. The results showed a maintaining of arm strength and an increase of self-efficacy for fall but no increase of muscle strength in the lower extremities. In conclusion, an exercise program for fall prevention in the elderly in a long-term institution may be useful.

Life management platform using social big-data for elderly home assistance

Life management platform using social big-data for elderly home assistance The purpose of this study is to develop the life management platform. This platform uses the remote sensing technologies and the analyzing technologies. The remote sensing technologies are a method of collecting behaviors of elderly and home environments by monitoring public utilities and using the variety of sensors. The analyzing technologies are a method of predicting assist information by collecting data.

Attempt to describe subjective phenomena related to falls of elderly persons with dementia in a long-term care facility

Development of an evaluation scale to examine nurses' care ability for fall prevention

Development of a sensing system for prevention from patients' accidents

Development of a model and a guideline of self-reflection to train for clinical judgment ability toward fall prevention

Books

Papers

  •  Factors of self-care practices and health-seeking behavior among older persons in a developing country: Theories-based research Andy Masyitha Irwan, Kato Mayumi, Kitaoka Kazuyo, Kido Teruhiko, Taniguchi Yoshimi, Shogenji Miho International Journal of Nursing Sciences 3 11-23 2016/03/30
  •  Development of the salt-reduction and efficacy-maintenance program in Indonesia Andy Masyitha Irwan, Kato M, Kitaoka K, Eiich Ueno, Hiromasa Tsujiguchi, Miho Shogenji Nursing and Health Sciences 18 519-532 2016/12
  •  Evaluation of the compliance of Nurses in long-term care health haclilities with the items of the nursing quality indicator aimed at preventing falls among the elderly Mizue Suzuki, Naoko Maruoka, Mayumi Kato, Tomoko Hiramatsu, Yoshimi Taniguchi, Yuriko Kobayashi, Eri Okamoto, Nobuko Mizutani, Kiyoko Izumi, Akira Takahara, Sintaro Akai, Tomoko Sumiwaka, Yoshie Furuta The Japanese Society for Fall Prevention 2 1 9-18 2015/06
  •  Usability of Nursing Quality Indicator for preventing falls among the elderly with dementia based on processes in clinical judgement Mizue Suzuki, Naoko Maruoka, Mayumi Kato, Tomoko Hiramatsu, Yoshimi Taniguchi, Yuriko Kobayashi, Eri Okamoto, Nobuko Mizutani, Kiyoko Izumi, Akira Takahara, Sintaro Akai, Tomoko Sumiwaka, Yoshie Furuta Journal of Japan Academy of Gerontological Nursing 19 1 43-52 2014/11/30
  •  Rehabilitation Nursing toward deconditioning among elderly persons Mayumi Kato Monthly Book Medical Rehabilitation 174 73-78 2014/09/15

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  •  Educational strategies and learning process to enhance nursing students’ understanding of elderly persons with disabilities Kimie Saito Bulletin of School of Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine Niigata University 10 1 73-77 2011/03
  •  Effectiveness of a fall-prevention program for patients in rehabilitation Sadako Mizusawa, Atsuko Nakano, Nahoko Kawashima, Keiko Sekine, Akira Sato The Japanese Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing 1 1 5-14 2011/10
  •  Attempt to describe subjective phenomena related to falls of elderly persons with dementia in a long-term care facility Journal of Japanese Society of Nursing Research 33 5 115-122 2011/12
  •  Fall prevention and rehabilitation: Nursing intervention Sogo Rehabilitation 39 2 137-144 2010/02
  •  Strategy of nursing education for beginners to facilitate suitable understanding of elderly persons Hagiko Aoki Society of Nursing Practice 23 1 73-81 2010/10
  •  Development of a fall-prevention program for elderly Japanese people Kiyoko Izumi, Shizuko Shirai, Kazuko Kondo, Makiko Kanda, Isao Watanabe, Kazuko Ishii, Ryoko Saito Nursing & Health Sciences 10 4 281-290 2008/12
  •  Problem Identification of and Proposed Device Modification for Bedside Hygiene Care Mayumi Kato, Andy Masytha Irwan, Kimie Umeda, Hagiko Aoki International Journal of Caring Sciences 10 1 受理 2017/03

Conference Presentations

  • Self-care and Health-seeking Behaviors among Older Persons in Indonesia(conference:The Asian Symposium on Healthcare Without Borders)(2014/08/06)
  • Physical and mental load of caregivers and care receivers with the postural change comparison of methods using the principles of Kinaesthetics or Body Mechanics(conference:35th International Association for Human Caring Conference)(2014/05/24)
  • Development of Task Training for Nursing Manageability Related to Fall Prevention(conference: The Asian Symposium on Healthcare Without Borders)(2014/08/06)
  • Identifying problems in bedside hygiene care among Japanese hospital(conference:35th International Association for Human Caring Conference)(2014/05/24)

Arts and Fieldwork

Patent

Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

○「入院高齢者の転倒予測に関するアセスメントツールの開発」(1997-1999) 
○「入院高齢者の転倒予測に関するアセスメントツールの評価」(2000-2001) 
○「療養型病床群における高齢者の転倒予防:EBNに基づいた運動プログラムの作成」(2002-2004) 
○「ナースの直感による転倒予測の構造と過程」(2003-2004) 
○「施設高齢者の転倒リスクに応じたエビデンスに基づく転倒予防プログラムの開発」(2005-2007) 
○「多職種による包括的アプローチ法を土台とした転倒予防プログラムの開発」(2009-2011) 
○「臨床判断プロセスを基盤とした認知症高齢者のための転倒予防包括看護質指標の開発」(2010-2013) 
○「臨床判断力育成を包含した転倒予防のコンピューターシミュレーションプログラムの開発」(2012-2015) 
○「高齢者の転倒予防における看護実践能力育成のための評価指標の開発」(2013-2016) 
○「認知症高齢者の転倒予防看護質指標による看護介入プログラム」(2014-2017) 
○「ソーシャル・ビッグデータ利活用・基盤技術研究開発:ライフラインデータを活用した高齢者の在宅生活を支援するライフマネージメント基盤の研究」(2014-2017) 
○「要支援高齢者の一人暮らし継続意欲測定尺度の開発H27-29年度」(2015-2018) 
○「回復リハビリテーション病棟における看護師と他専門職との連携・協働モデルの開発」(2016-2019) 
○「転倒予防のための臨床判断力育成に係る省察モデル・省察ガイドラインの開発」(2016-) 
○「医療事故防止のための意思伝達センサシステムの開発」(2016-) 

Classes (Bachelors)

○Introduction of Clinical Nursing(2017)
○Gerontological and Rehabilitation Nursing: Clinical Practice(2017)
○Gerontological and Rehabilitation Nursing(2017)
○Gerontological and Rehabilitation Nursing: Skills Laboratory(2017)
○Introduction to Gerontological Nursing(2017)
○English for Nursing Students(2017)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Research Design in Nursing 1: Lecture(2017)
○Gerontological and Rehabilitation Nursing: Seminar(2017)
○Gerontological and Rehabilitation Nursing: Seminar(2017)
○Gerontological and Rehabilitation Nursing: Lecture(2017)
○Gerontological Reha. & Mental Health Nursing: Res.(2017)
○Gerontological Reha. & Mental Health Nursing: Res.(2017)
○Gerontological and Rehabilitation Nursing: Lecture(2017)
○Gerontological Reha. & Mental Health Nursing: Res.(2017)
○Gerontological Reha. & Mental Health Nursing: Lec.(2017)
○Gerontological Reha. & Mental Health Nursing: Res.(2017)
○Gerontological Reha. & Mental Health Nursing:Semi.(2017)
○Gerontological Reha. & Mental Health Nursing: Lec.(2017)
○Gerontological Reha. & Mental Health Nursing:Semi.(2017)

International Project

International Students

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Others (Social Activities)

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