Research Team of Cancer Nursing
and Palliative Care

Research Members

Professor

Michiyo Mizuno

michiyo0611*md.tsukuba.ac.jp

Assistant Professor

Michiyo Yamashita

m-yamashita*md.tsukuba.ac.jp

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Research Achievements

Spirituality

  • 1. Kawa, M., Kayama, M., Maeyama, E., Iba, N., Murata, H., Imamura, Y., Koyama, T., Mizuno, M.: Distress of inpatients with terminal cancer in Japanese palliative care units: from the viewpoint of spirituality. Support Care Cancer, 11, 481-490, 2003.

Care Needs

  • 1. Mizuno M.: The changes and strategies adopted by the public health services and medical society in Japan. In Z. Lin (Eds.), Asian Voices: Asian and Asian American health educators speak out. Jones and Bartlett MA, 146-167, 1999.
  • 2. Mizuno M., Onishi C., Ouishi F.: Truth Disclosure of Cancer Diagnoses and Its Influence on Bereaved Japanese Families. Cancer Nursing, Vol.25, 396-403, 2002.
  • 3. Mizuno M., Arita H., Kakuta M.: Needs of Ambulatory Patients with Cancer Who Visited Outpatient Units in Japanese Hospitals. Oncology Nursing Forum, Vol.32, E63-E69, 2005.
  • 4. Mizuno M., Kakuta M., Ono Y., Kato A., Inoue Y.: Experiences of Japanese patients with colorectal cancer during the first six months after surgery. Oncology Nursing Forum, Vol.34 (4), 869-76, 2007.
  • 5. Mizuno M., Kakuta M., Ono Y., Kato A., Inoue Y.: Sense of Coherence, Demands of Illness, and Social Support Affects Quality of Life after Surgery in Patients with Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, Vol.36, (p.E1-E9) 2009.
  • 6. Mizuno M., Asano Y., Sumi T., Inoue Y.: Adaptation Status and Related Factors at 2 Time Points After Surgery in Patients with Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer. Cancer Nursing. Vol. 34: 41-48, 2011.
  • 7. Mizuno M., Kataoka J., Oishi F.: Relationship between the Physical and Psychosocial Conditions of Postoperative Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients and their Responses to an Informational Material, Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 4 (1), 53-60, 2017.
  • 8. Mizuno M., Kataoka J., Oishi F.: Longitudinal Study on Quality of Life and Psychosocial Conditions in Light of Responses to Illness-Related Information in Postoperative Cancer Patients, Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 5 (2) 208-206, 2017.
  • 9. Mizuno M., Yagasaki K., Imai Y., Ueta, I., Bando T., Takahashi A., Komatsu H., Asanuma C., Sarna L., Wells M., Brook J., Floegel-Shetty A., Bialous S.: Impact of a web-based educational program on Japanese nurses tobacco cessation practice and attitudes in oncology settings. J Nurs Scholarsh. doi:10.1111/jnu.12733, 2021.

Development of Care Program

  • 1. Mizuno M., Sugimoto K., Mayers T., Ferrans C.: Ensuring Cultural and Cognitive Integrity in Instrument Translation: Quality of Life Index for Japanese Cancer Patients. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, accepted on Aug 13, 2018.
  • 2. Mizuno M. Munezawa N., Yamashita M., Sasahara T., Mayers T., Park C., Ferrans C.: Reliability and Validity of the Japanese Version of the Quality of Life Index for Patients with Cancer, Research in Nursing and Health, 2019.10.
  • 3. Kanakubo A., Mizuno M., Mizuno M., Asano Y., Inoue Y.,: Acceptability to Making a Self-assessment Using a Tablet Computer and Health-related Quality of Life in Ambulatory Breast Cancer Patients. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apjon.2021.12.011

Others

  • 1. Mizuno M., Yagasaki K., Imai Y., Ueta, I., Bando T., Takahashi A., Komatsu H., Asanuma C., Sarna L., Wells M., Brook J., Floegel-Shetty A., Bialous S.: Impact of a web-based educational program on Japanese nurses tobacco cessation practice and attitudes in oncology settings. J Nurs Scholarsh. doi:10.1111/jnu.12733, 2021.
  • 2. Tsai H-Y., Wang C-J., Mizuno M., Muta R., Fetzer S. J., Lin M-F,: Predictors of cancer-related fatigue in women with breast cancer undergoing 21 days of a cyclic chemotherapy. Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing, 35229973 | DOI:10.1111/wvn.12573,2022

Student works

  • 1. Taniguchi A., Mizuno M.: Psychological Stress and Coping in Recently Discharged Postsurgical Cancer Patients. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 3 (2), 176-182. 2016.
  • 2. Zeng, D., Li, K., Lin, X., Mizuno, M.: Attitudinal Barriers to Pain Management and Associated Factors Among Cancer Patients in Mainland China: Implications for Cancer Education. J Cancer Educ. (2019). doi:10.1007/s13187-018-1463-0
  • 3. Chiba I., Sasahara T., Mizuno M.; Factors in Cancer-Related Fatigue Self-Management Behaviors of Outpatients Undergoing Chemotherapy. Asia Pac J Oncology Nursing, 6 (3), 209-211, 2019.

Doctorial and Master’s Program
in Nursing Science

Cancer Nursing and Palliative Care Research Area

Cancer Nursing and Palliative Care group is involved in educational activities related to oncology and palliative care nursing. The research areas of the members are wide-ranging, from cancer prevention to support for cancer patients and cancer survivors in the acute phase.

We hold seminars twice a month (From 10:00 to 12:00 on the 2nd and 4th Mondays) to actively exchange opinions on the latest research publications in the field and discuss student research plans and data analysis. The objectives of the seminars are to give inspirations to each other in order to deepen our learning together.

Career path after graduation


Medical Facilities
National Cancer Center Hospital East
Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital
University of Tsukuba Hospital
Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital
Hitachi General Hospital

Educational Facilities
University of Tsukuba
Keio University
Bunkyo Gakuin University
Juntendo University
Teikyo University of Science

Introduction of Students


Doctoral Program
Ummi Pratiwi Rimayanti (Year 3)
Dongyan Zeng (Year 3)
Aiko Abe (Year 2)
Miki Naruo (Year 2)
Chen Hong (Year 2)
Ikuko Kamogawa (Year 1)

Master’s Program
Naomi Maruyama (Year 2)
Choei Tai (Year 1)
Yui Takaku (Year 1)
Wu Jiahui (Year 1)

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