Kyoto University School of Public Health

Calendar year 2003

Department of Biostatistics

  • A Bayesian approach to adjusting for bias related to small samples and sparse data used to investigate prognostic factors

Department of Healthcare Epidemiology

  • Application of prostate cancer screening to Japan: A modelling of its effectiveness and medical resource consumption
  • Development of a screening tool for sleep disordered breathing – primarily sleep apnea syndrome

Department of Pharmacoepidemiology

  • A study on the use of pharmaceuticals in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • A comparison of an endometrial aspiration biopsy with an endometrical smear in terms of diagnostic performance

Department of Healthcare Economics and Quality Management

  • Relationship between a medical provider’s level of job satisfaction and quality improvement activities
  • Determinants of the diffusion of medical technology: The cases of CTs and MRIs
  • An evaluation of the quality and economical efficiency of regular dental treatment using tooth loss as a clinical index
  • The state of patient organizations in Japan: What organizations and activities are useful to the patient?

Department of Medical Ethics

  • Considering a terminally ill patient’s wish to die
  • An ethical examination on the need for dental general administrators
  • A retrospective study on the drafting process of the Guideline for Epidemiological Research
  • A study on preceptor nurses’ ethical perspectives
  • A study on self-care and awareness in dialysis patients of over 30 years
  • Decision-making models in Japanese psychiatry: Transitions from passive to active patterns

Department of Health Informatics

  • The current state of evidence-based practice in physical therapy

Department of Health and Environmental Sciences

  • Measuring the amount of heavy metal in tooth enamel using synchrotron radiation
  • Examining factors related to human exposure and environmental pollution of perfluoroalkyl compounds
  • Legal problems in the industrial physician system pertaining to crisis management

Department of Health Promotion and Human Behavior

  • Establishing an epidermal keratinocyte culture originating from a hair follicle cell
  • Genetic association study on variants of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) in a Japanese population with allergic diseases
  • An investigation into the factors of maintaining self-control among patients with lifestyle-related diseases
  • The development of a method to measure emotional change using a questionnaire
  • Designing a comprehensive stress model for laborers: An examination based on the theory of temperament and character

Department of Global Health and Socio-epidemiology

  • A study on patient behavior at the time of contraction and traditional healers awareness of their role in a village suburb of Katmandu
  • A study on the epidemiological characteristics of male patients at an inner city STD clinic
  • A study on the characteristics of first time and multiple HIV testers at a health center

Department of Public Health and International Health

  • Community-based growth monitoring in Katmandu: Considering awareness among mothers and providers

Department of Ecology with Emphasis on the Environment

  • Meteorological Analysis of Epidemic Cholera in Bangladesh