TAMASHIRO Yoko

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Title

Instructor

Researcher Number(JSPS Kakenhi)

70347144

Laboratory Address

207 Uehara,Nishihara,Okinawa

Mail Address

E-mail address

Laboratory Phone number

+81-98-895-1268

Laboratory Fax number

+81-98-895-1268

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Current Affiliation Organization 【 display / non-display

  • Duty   University of the Ryukyus   Faculty of Medicine   Health Sciences   Instructor  

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

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    2017.03

    University of the Ryukyus  Graduate School, Division of Health Care  Doctor's Course (second term)  Accomplished credits for doctoral program

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    1993.03

    University of the Ryukyus  Graduate School, Division of Health Care  Master's Course  Completed

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  • University of the Ryukyus -  Doctor (Health Sciences)

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2007.04
     
     

    University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Research Associate  

Affiliated academic organizations 【 display / non-display

  • 2002.04
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    2017.03
     

    Japanese Society of Health and Human Ecology 

Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • 母性看護学

  • 助産学

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Life Science / Clinical nursing

  • Life Science / Nutrition science and health science

Acquisition of a qualification 【 display / non-display

  • Midwives

  • General Nurse

  • Health Nurse

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  • Characteristics of child-rearing assistance and physical activity of grandparents across different age groups

    Japanese Journal of Maternal Health     2022.07 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

  • Impact of village health volunteer support on postnatal depressive symptoms in the remote rural areas of Lao People's Democratic Republic: a cross-sectional study.

    Toyama N, Vongphoumy I, Uehara M, Sato C, Nishimoto F, Moji K, Pongvongsa T, Shirai K, Takayama T, Takahara M, Tamashiro Y, Endo Y, Kounnavong S, Kobayashi J

    Tropical medicine and health ( Tropical Medicine and Health )  49 ( 1 ) 28 - 28   2021.03 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

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    BACKGROUND: Village health volunteers (VHVs) are responsible for providing primary care in the communities of Laos. Unlike other districts, in Xepon more than 90% of VHVs are male and therefore experience difficulties interacting with pregnant women. To improve outreach to pregnant women, especially among ethnic minorities, a new project was implemented by local municipalities in 2017: newly selected female VHVs were paired to work with existing male VHVs. The objective of this study was to compare the postnatal depressive symptoms of ethnic minority mothers supported by pair-VHVs and single-VHVs in remote rural areas of Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in March 2019. Mothers who had delivered a baby within 1 year preceding the study were recruited from 36 villages. Of the 305 mothers, 227 responded. The questionnaires included (1) demographic characteristics such as age, economic status, and birth experience; (2) self-decision to go to a health center/hospital to receive antenatal care; (3) type of VHVs (pair or single), support, and information from VHVs during pregnancy, support from husband and relationship with husband; (4) the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). A Mann-Whitney U test, chi-square test, and multiple linear regression analysis were performed. Ethical approval was obtained from the University of the Ryukyus and National Ethics Committee for Health Research of Lao PDR. RESULTS: The average total EPDS score was 5.5 among mothers supported by pair-VHV and 7.0 among mothers supported by single-VHV. Results of the multiple linear regression analysis showed that the EPDS score was significantly lower among mothers supported by pair-VHV (β=-1.18, p <0.05) even after adjusting for economic and biological factors. CONCLUSIONS: Mothers supported by pair-VHV had a significantly lower EPDS score than those supported by single-VHVs in this study area, suggesting that the support of male and female VHV pairs contributed to improving mental health status among ethnic minority mothers in remote rural areas of Lao PDR. Expanding the program to train female VHVs working with male VHVs is necessary for improving maternal and child health in a rural district of Lao PDR.

  • Child-rearing Assistance Enhances Physical Activity and Health-related Quality of Life among Japanese Grandmothers

    Endoh Y.

    Journal of Intergenerational Relationships ( Journal of Intergenerational Relationships )    2021 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

  • Mothers' experiences of parenting a child with chromosomal structural abnormalities: The journey to acceptance.

    Kutsunugi S, Tsujino K, Murakami K, Iida K, Gima T, Endoh Y, Tamashiro Y, Stone TE, Kobayashi J

    Japan journal of nursing science : JJNS ( Japan Journal of Nursing Science )  18 ( 2 ) e12387   2020.10 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

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    PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the process mothers go through in coming to terms with raising a child with chromosomal structural abnormalities. METHODS: Sixteen mothers living in Japan were interviewed and a modified grounded theory approach was used for the analysis. RESULTS: A total of 35 concepts, nine subcategories, and six categories were extracted. The six categories were: (a) Concern about abnormalities; (b) A healthy child is considered as a standard; (c) Deepening attachment to the child; (d) Acceptance of the child as s/he is; (e) Changing attitude toward disabilities; (f) Creating a frontier for other mothers. The parenting journey meant that parents did not move in a straightforward way from the beginning of the process to the endpoint but instead moved between "Deepening attachment to the child" and "Acceptance of the child as s/he is" before they moved ahead. CONCLUSION: Having support and meeting peers of mothers with similar issues is essential for mothers to review their perspectives that healthy children are the standard against which to measure their child and to motivate them to raise their children, but it was extremely difficult to have such opportunities due to rarity of the disorder. It is crucial to accumulate more practical information so that mothers can access and use it. Mothers also need support to enhance their self-worth while giving due consideration to the possibility that they may be conscious of being stigmatized. Nurses need to advocate for these children and families to get the appropriate help, understanding and support.

  • Resilience and Depression characteristics of women who experienced abnormal deliveries at three months postpartum

      61 ( 1 ) 112 - 122   2020.04 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (other science council materials etc.)

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Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Study on the Association between Individual Factors / Occupational Stressors and Perceived Occupational Stress in Nurses

    Yoko Tamashiro, Yumiko Endoh, Chikako Maeshiro, Manami Uehara

    The 52nd APACPH conference  2021.10  -  2021.10 

  • Relationship between recognition of job-related stress, coping and subjective health in the Japanese nursing profession.

    Chikako Maeshiro, Yumiko Endo, Yoko Tamashiro

    The 52nd APACPH conference  2021.10  -  2021.10 

  • Working Situations of Japanese Nurses under the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Yumiko Endoh, Yoko Tamashiro, Chikako Maeshiro

    The 52nd APACPH conference  2021.10  -  2021.10 

  • Self-care during pregnancy to improve readiness for childbirth and childcare: a qualitaive study of midwives who provide one-on-one care and postpartum women

    Kanako Yonamine, Fujiko Omine, Yumiko Endoh, Yoko Tamashiro, Rika Tamemoto

    The 6th WANS  2020.02  -  2020.02 

  • Characteristics of Health Status Using Orienral Medical Scale by Generation among Femalr Nursrs in Okinawa, Japan

    Yumiko Endoh, Yumeno Maejo, Liu Ping, Yoko Tamashiro, Kanako Yonamine, Rika Takemoto, Manami Uehara, Fujiko Omine

    The 50th APACPH CONFERENCE  2018.09  -  2018.09 

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Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2022.04  -   

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2019.04  -  2023.03 

    Direct: 3,200,000 (YEN)  Overheads: 4,160,000 (YEN)  Total: 960,000 (YEN)

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2017.04  -   

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2014.04  -  2020.03 

    Direct: 3,800,000 (YEN)  Overheads: 4,940,000 (YEN)  Total: 1,140,000 (YEN)

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2012.04  -  2015.03 

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SDGs 【 display / non-display

  • Perception of research difficulties affects staff nurses’ motivation towards research Paeticipation: the impact of understanding research value and collegial support

  • 異常分娩を経験した女性の出産後3か月間のレジリエンスと抑うつ状態 : 正常分娩を経験した女性との比較から

  • Mothers' experiences of parenting a child with chromosomal structural abnormalities: The journey to acceptance.

  • Child-rearing Assistance Enhances Physical Activity and Health-related Quality of Life among Japanese Grandmothers

  • 孫育てにかかわる祖父母の育児支援と身体活動の関連

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Social Activity 【 display / non-display

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