School of Nursing - Nursing ScienceHome Care Nursing



The Home Care Nursing comprises four members and focuses on student education and research in this field. With the increased elderly population and changes in family structures, and as various home and outpatient treatments have become available, the number of people who need or desire to receive home care has been growing. The main issue in the field of Home Care Nursing is what we can do to support home care patients and their families so that they can live the way they desire. To fulfill these needs as well as the wishes of many inpatients’ to receive care at home, we are doing our best to make progress in both the education and research of home care nursing.

Contact Information

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  • MAEDA Shuko DSC04035

Senior Assistant Professor

  • KOHNO Yumiko
  • NAKAI Hisao

Assistant Professor

  • FUKUDA Moriyoshi

Research Achievements

Research Activities

  • Hisao Nakai, Tomoya Itatani, Ryo Horiike, Kaoru Kyota, Keiko Tsukasaki: Tsunami evacuation simulation using geographic information systems for homecare recipients depending on electric devices. PLOS ONE, 2018
  • Yumiko Kohno, Shihomi Sakurai: Relationship between stress and the recognition of abuse in care workers in group homes for dementia, Journal of Japan Academy of Home Care, 21(2), 67-75, 2018
  • Hisao Nakai, Keiko Tsukasaki, Kaoru Kyota, Tomoya Itatani, Reiko Nihonyanagi, Yasuko Shinmei, Shizuka Yasuoka: Factors Related to Evacuation Intentions of Power-Dependent Home Care Patients in Japan, Journal of Community Health Nursing, 33(4), 196-208, 2016
  • Shuko Maeda, Takako Takiuti, Yumiko Kohno, Hisao Nakai, Moriyoshi Fukuda and Manabu T. Moriyama: Catheter blockage factors in patients cared for in their own home requiring long-term urinary catheterization, International Journal of Urological Nursing, DOi: 10.1111/ijun.12123

External Research Funding

  • Development of the stretch program to plan stress relaxation for the purpose of the abuse prevention of the care workers. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (c) 2017~, Principal Investigator: Yumiko Kohno
  • Development of disaster crisis management system for children with developmental disabilities using information and communication technology: Grate-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)2017〜: Hisao Nakai
  • Development of a physician-nurse-caregiver collaborative system for the prevention of indwelling urinary catheter blockage using mobile terminals : Grate-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)2016〜: Shuko Maeda