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■ Publications & Writings


(FISCAL 1998-2006)


○Yamazaki Y, Togari T, Sakano J ed. : Introduction to the Sense of Coherence in the Salutogenic Model, Yushindo, Tokyo, 2008.5.

○Ebina, R., Yamazaki, Y.: Development of sense of coherence and social context of the female adolescents directly affected by the war in Croatia. Promotion & Education 2008; 15(4). (printing)

○Yoko Setoyama, Kazuhiro Nakayama: Evaluation of public health center websites from viewpoints of content, usability, and accessibility, Japanese Journal of Public Health, 55(2), 93-100, 2008. (in Japanese)


○Yoshihiko Yamazaki, Yoji Inoue ed. QOL in bereaved families of medically induced HIV-Positive Victims, University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo 1-277, 2008. (in Japanese)

○Togari T, Yamazaki Y, Nakayama K, Yamaki KC, Takayama ST.: Construct validity of Antonovsky’s sense of coherence scale: Stability of factor structure and predictive validity with regard to the well-being of Japanese undergraduate students from two-year follow-up data, Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology. 2008.3.; 74(2), 71-87.

○Fumiko Isono, Miyuki Suzuki, Yoshihiko Yamazaki. Work Motivation and Mental Health of Nursery Schhol Teachers and Relevant Factors The Journal of Child Health 2008; 67(2): 367-374 (in Japanese)

○Miho Sato, Yoshihiko Yamazaki, Mayumi Sakita, Thomas J. Bryce.: 2008, Benefit-finding among people with rheumatoid arthritis in Japan, Nursing & Health Sciences, 10(1), 51-58.

○Fumiko Isono,Miyuki Suzuki,Yoshihiko Yamazaki. The correlation of work environment and low back pain and symptoms of neck,  The Journal of Child Health 2007; 66(6): 789-796 (in Japanese)

○Kazumi FUJIMURA, Tohru Yoshida,Takeshi Yamamoto, Yoshihiko Yamazaki, Prevalence of domestic violence against women and its risk factors in Gunma, Japan. The Japanese Journal Health and Human Ecology 73(6):225-241、2007.11.


○Kawai K, Yamazaki Y: The effects of pre-entry career maturity and support networks in workplace on newcomers’ mental health. Journal of Occupational Health, 48:6, 451-461, 2006. 

○Y.Seki, Y.Yamazaki: Effects of working conditions on intravenous medication errors in a Japanese hospital, J of Nursing Management, 14(2): 128-139, 2006.

○Kawai K, Yamazaki Y: Newcomers’support network and mental health, Jpn.J. Health Education and Promotion,14(2):71-81, 2006. (in Japanese)

○Togari T, Yamazaki Y, Koide S, Miyata A: Examination of association between Perceived Health Competence Scale Japanese version and socio-economic status,Jpn.J. Health Education and Promotion,14(2): 82-96, 2006. (in Japanese)

○Yuko Mandai Hirano, Yoshihiko Yamazaki, Junichi Shimizu, Taisuke Togari , Thomas James Bryce, Ventilator dependence and expressions of need: A study of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Japan, Social Science& Medicine 62: 1403-1413, 2006.

○Hirono Ishikawa, Debra L.Roter, Yoshihiko Yamazaki, Hideki Hashimoto, Eiji Yano,”Patient’ perceptions of visit companions’helpfullness during Japanese geriatric medical visit, Patient Education Counseling 61:80-86,2006.

○Taisuke Togari, Yoshihiko Yamazaki, Syotaro Koide, Ayako Miyata, “Reliability and validity of the modified perceived health competence scale(PHCS) Japanese version”,Jpn.J. Public Health 53:51-57, 2006. (in Japanese)

○Hirono Ishikawa, Debra L.Roter, Yoshihiko Yamazaki, Hideki Hashimoto, Eiji Yano,”Patient’ perceptions of visit companions’helpfullness during Japanese geriatric medical visit, Patient Education Counseling 61:80-86,2006.


○Yoko Suzuki, Yoshihiko Yamazaki, “A study of a public health nurse’s viewpoints of health support activity and intervention for “The Homeless” with tuberculosis” Bulletin of Social Medicine, 23:75-82、2005.

○Yuri Mizota, Megumi Ozawa, Yoshihiko Yamazaki and Yoji Inoue, Psychosocial problems of bereaved families of HIV-infected hemophiliacs in Japan ? ARTICLE Social Science & Medicine, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 23 November 2005,

○Hirono Ishikawa, Yoshihiko Yamazaki,”How applicable are western models of patient-physician relationship in Asia?: Changing patient-physician relationship in contemporary Japan”, International J. of Japanese Sociology, 14:84-93, 2005.11

○Hirono Ishikawa, Hideki Hashimoto, Debra L.Roter, Yoshihiko Yamazaki, Tomoko Takayama, Eiji Yano, ”Patient contribution to the medical dialogue and perceived patient-centeredness: An observational study in Japanese geriatric consultations”, Journal of General Internal Medicine 20:906-910,2005.

○Y.M.Hirano, Y.Yamazaki, J.Shimizu, T.Togari, T.J.Bryce, Ventilator dependence and expressions of need: A study of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Japan. Social Science & Medicine(in press)

○K.Kondo, Y.Yamazaki, Living with facial disfigurement: Stigmatizing situations, coping strategies and their influence on psychological well-being. Jpn. J. Health Hum. Ecol. 71(4):142-156, 2005.7.

○T.Togari, Y.Yamazaki, Examination of the reliability and factor validity of 13-item five-point version Sense of Coherence Scale.、Jpn. J. Health Hum. Ecol.7(4):168-182, 2005.7.

○Yukiko Seki, Yoshihiko Yamazaki, Prevention of adverse drug eventsⅡ; Error-producing conditions detrimental effect on defenses, The Japanese J. of Health & Medical Sociology 16(1):37-49、2005.

○Maki Tei, Yoshihiko Yamazaki, The effect of work and organizational characteristics on workers in call centers: Longitudinal study in an information service company, San Ei SHi 47:210-223、2005.

○Yuko Hirano, The relationship between Daily hassles and major stressful events around the time of College entrance, measured in freshmen and sophomores at a university in Japan.Jpn. J School Health 47(3):201-208, 2005.

○Mandai Y, Yamazaki Y, Yamaki C, Ishikawa H, Ozawa M, Shimizu J, Tominaga M, Fujimura K, Kato M, Daily hassles and their relationship with lifestyle factors, personality traits, and social support among first and second year Japanese university students, Japanese Journal of Health Education and Promotion, 13(1):34-45, 2005.6.

○Seki Y, Yamazaki Y. Prevention of Adverse Drug Events Ⅱ: Error-producing conditions detrimental effect defenses, The Japanese Journal of Health and Medical Sociology 16(1):37-49, 2005.

○Otake S, Ikezaki S, Yamazaki Y, The concept of health literacy and its application in health promotion. Japanese Journal of Health Education and Promotion 12(2):70-78,2004.

○Ishikawa H., Roter D.L., Yamazaki Y., Takayama T. Physician-elderly patient-companion communication and roles of companions in Japanese geriatric encounters. Social Science & Medicine 2005; 60(10): 2307-2320.

○Ishikawa H., Roter D.L., Yamazaki Y., Hashimoto H., Yano E. Patient perceptions of companion helpfulness during Japanese geriatric medical visits. Patient Education & Counseling (in press)

○Taisuke Togari,Yoshihiko Yamazaki,Tomoko Sasaki Takayama,Chikako K. Yamaki, Kazuhiro Nakayama. Follow-up Study on the Effects of Sense of Coherence on Well-being after Two Years in Japanese University Undergraduate Students. Personality & Individual Difference (Submitting).

○Togari T, Yamazaki Y. Examination of the reliability and factor validity of five-point 13-item version Sense of Coherence Scale. The Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology (Submitting).


○Yamazaki Y. et al. Theory and research method development of life experiences and needs of persons with health-related problem, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)(1),1-157, 2004.3

○Hirono Ishikawa ’Physician-elderly patient-companion communication in Japanese geriatric encounters’ 1-122, 2003.

○Ito, M., Yamazaki, Y.: The effectiveness of stigma coping of people with epilepsy in Japan. BSA Medical Sociology Group Conference. Thursday 16th - Saturday 18th September 2004.

○Yamaki,Chikako, Yamazaki,Yoshihiko.”People with Disabilities who aim for Independent Living:Strategies and Skills to Construct the Inter-relationship with Helpers”, Studies on Social Work, No.117:46-51,2004

○Kusunaga Watanabe,T., Yamazaki,Y., Takayama,T., Ryu,J.,Seki,Y., Inoue,Y., Kumagai,T.”Psychosocial factors related to climacteric symptoms of women in Tokyo.”The Japanese Journal Health and Human Ecology Vol.70-6:235-244、2004.

○Kusunaga Watanabe,T., Yamazaki,Y. ”A literature review of factors that influence subjective well-being in later life” The Bulletin of Saitama Prefectural University Vol.6:75-85、2004.

○Seki,Y.,Yamazaki,Y.”Prevention of adverse drug events: Analyzing intravenous medication process and defenses" The Japanese Journal of Health and Medical Sociology Vol.15-1: 25-38、2004.

○Sato,I., Tomura,H., Fujimura,K., Shimizu,J., Shimizu,Y., Takeuchi,A., Yamazaki,Y., ”The Knowledge, beliefs and attitudes of citizens about reproductive medicine: Sterilization treatment and prenatal diagnosis” The Japanese Journal of Health and Medical Sociology Vol.15-1:39-49、2004.

○Togari,T., Ikezaki,S., Yamazaki, Y., Ito,M.,Zenko,A., Taguchi,R.”The development of Perceived Health Competence Scale(PHCS) Japanese version.” The Japanese Journal Health and Human Ecology Vol.70-5:184-195,2004.

○Y.Inoue,Y.Yamazaki,Y.Seki,C.Wakabayashi & M.Kihara,”Sexual activities and social relationships of people with HIV in Japan” AIDS CARE 16(3):349-362 2004.


○Takayama, Tomoko; Yamazaki, Yoshihiko,“How breast cancer outpatients perceive mutual participation in patient-physician interactions”Patient Education And Counseling, Volume 52, Issue 3, March 2004, Pages 279-289

○Yoji Inoue ‘Intention and behavior of condom use by people with HIV and related factors’

○Yukiko Seki ‘The latent conditions of intravenous medication error occurrence: An empirical study’

○Yamaki, Chikako Kimura., Terashima, Akira., Yamazaki, Yoshihiko. ‘Social Attitudes toward persons with Disabilities ?Qualitative Research on the Experiences of the Residents at the National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities-.’ Nat. Rehab. Res. Bill. Jpn No.24:21-28. 2004.3

○Yamaki, Chikako Kimura. Discovering the Ideal of Independent Living: A Comparative Study of Individuals Living Independently in Tokyo and the San’in Region. Journal of Health Care and Society. 13(4):77-94. 2004.3. 

○Yamaki, Chikako Kimura., Yamazaki, Yoshihiko. ‘Instrument’, ‘Employees’, ‘Companions’, ‘Social Assets’: Understanding Relationship between Persons with Disabilities and their Assistants in Japan. Disability & Society. Vol.19,(1):31-46, 2004.1.

○Inoue, Sexual Activities and Social Relationships of People with HIV in Japan, AIDS care journal,

○Kusunaga,Toshie,Yamazaki,Yoshihiko.’Elderly Persons’Satisfactions and Dissatisfactions with Geriatric Intermediate Care Facilities and Styles of Coping with Dissatisfactions.’Japanese Journal of Social Welfare, vol.45-1, 82-92,2003.


○Junichi Shimizu. The issues and the future on living related liver transplantation. Japanese Journal of Family Sociology. 2003;14(2):157-161.

○Ishikawa H., Takayama T., Yamazaki Y., Seki Y., Katsumata N. Physician-patient communication and patient satisfaction in Japanese cancer consultations Social Science & Medicine 2002; 55(2): 301-311.

○Ishikawa H., Takayama T., Yamazaki Y., Seki Y., Katsumata N., Aoki Y. The interaction between physician and patient communication behaviors in Japanese cancer consultations and the influence of personal and consultation characteristics Patient Education & Counseling 2002; 46(4): 277-285.

○Kimura C. et al. :Sence of Coherence in the university students and its related facters. Japanese J. of Health Education and Promotion. 2001;9(1・2);37-48.(in Japanese)

○Kusunaga, T., Yamazaki Y.:The influences of Chronic Illness on Biography: A review of research on illness experiences. The Japanese J. of Health and Medical Sociology, 2002.8;13(1):1-11. (in Japanese)

○Takayama, T., Yamazaki, Y., Ryu, J., Seki, Y., Kusunaga, T., Inoue, Y., Kumagai, T.:Lay perceptions of the causes of symptoms and their beliefs in coping behavior in a community sample of middle-aged women in Tokyo. The Japanese J. of Health & Human Ecology, 2002;65:77-92. (in Japanese)

○Seki, Y.,Yamazaki, Y.,Inoue, Y.,Wakabayashi. C.,Seto, S.: How HIV infected hemophiliacs in Japan were informed of their HIV-positive status. Aids Care. AIDS CARE,14(5),651-664,2002.


○Takayama T, Yamazaki Y, Katsumata N: Relationship between Outpatients' Perceptions of Physicians' Communication Styles and Patients' Anxiety Levels in a Japanese Oncology Setting. Social Science and Medicine,2001;53:1335-1350.

○Yamazaki Y.ed.: The Sociology of Health and Medicine. University of Tokyo Press.2001.6 (in Japanese)

○Yamazaki Y., Yoshii K.: A Japanese Translation of A.Antonovsky: Unraveling the Mystery of Health: How People Manage Stress and Stay Well. Yushindo-kobunsha,Tokyo, 2001.4.(in Japanese)

○Ito M, Kumagai T, Yamazaki Y, Sekijima K, Sakakibara K, Matsumoto Y, Hijikigawa F, Yamada H.:Long-term prognosis of patients with West syndrome in Japan; medical aspects. Brain & Development, 2001,23:692-694.

○Kumagai T, Ito M, Yamazaki Y, Sekijima K, Sakakibara K, Matsumoto Y, Hijikigawa F, Yamada H.:Long-term prognosis of patients with West syndrome in Japan; social aspects. Brain & Development, 2001,23:695-697.

○Yamazaki Y.:Health sociology theory and methods in Japan in the 21st century. The Annual Review of Japanese Health and Medical Sociology 2001;12(2):8-18 (in Japanese)

○Asano Y.:Nurses' career orientation and related factors; A survey at Large General Hospitals. Journal of Japanese Society of Nursing Research, 2002,25(1);45-56.(in Japanese)


○Seki,Y., Yamazaki,Y., Inoue,Y., Katayama,C., Yoshii,K., Maruyama,Y., Kimura,C., Wakabayashi,C., Seto,S. Problems of notifications to people with medically induced HIV infection in Japan, The Annual Review of Japanese Health and Medical Sociology, 11, 58-68, 2000. (in Japanese)

○Fujie,C., Yamazaki,Y. "Informed Consent" and practitioner-patient relationship in malpractice suits, The Annual Review of Japanese Health and Medical Sociology, 11, 34-44, 2000. (in Japanese)

○Ishikawa,H., Yamazaki,Y. The effects of job and family conditions on cumulative fatigue of working mothers in double income family, Journal of Science of Labour, 76(3)(Part II), 16-30, 2000.

○Watanabe,C., Tamai,M., Yamazaki,Y. Obstetrician and pediatrics' attitude toward prenatal screening, Shusanki-Igaku, 30(7), 937-941, 2000. (in Japanese)

○Shimizu,J., Yamazaki,Y. Empowerment and health education in health promotion, School Health Education, 51(11), 8-11, 2000. (in Japanese)

○Maruyama,Y., Mita,Y., Yamazaki,Y., Toyolazu,T., et al. Relationships between characteristics of community workshops for persons with mental disability and positive self-evaluation of their lives, The Japanese Journal of Hospital and Community Psychiatry, vol.43(3), 303-315, 2000. (in Japanese)

○Yamazaki,Y., Seto,S. eds. Health and QOL of medically induced HIV patients in Japan, Yushindo-kobunsha, Tokyo, 2000.12. (in Japanese)

○Yamazaki,Y. Compensation for mental disorders by occupational psychological overloads, Sogo-Rinsho(Clinic All-round), 49(12), 2988-2990, 2000. (in Japanese)

○Yamazaki,Y. eds.: Studies on The Current Situation and Theories of Changing Professional-patient Relationship and Patient Autonomy, 2000. (in Japanese)


Sakama,I., Yamazaki,Y., Kawata,C. Factors Leading to Parenting-Strain in Mothers with Young Children, Japanese Journal of Public Health, 46(4), 250-262, 1999. (in Japanese)

Takahashi,S., Yamazaki,Y., Kawata,C. Client Anxiety from Awareness of Personal HIVRisk and Relation to Taking HIV Test at Public Health Centers in Japan, Japanese Journal of Public Health, 46(4), 275-288, 1999. (in Japanese)

Yamazaki,Y. Sense of coherence(SOC) as ability to cope with stress and maintain health, The Japanese Journal of Community Health Care, 30(6/7), 74-80, 1999. (in Japanese)

Yamazaki,Y., Asakura,T., eds. Health Sciences for Ways of Living, Yushindo, 1-186, 1999.(in Japanese)

Yamazaki,Y. Sulutogenesis as new perspectives on health and the sense of coherence, Quality Nursing, 5(10), 825-832, 1999. (in Japanese)

Yoshii,K., Yamazaki,Y. The effects of paid employment, Social activities participation on women's health and comparison of role qualities, Japanese Journal of Public Health, 46(10), 869-882, 1999. (in Japanese)

Takayama,T., Asano,Y., Yamazaki,Y.,Yoshii,K., Nagasaka,Y., Fukada,J., Furusawa,Y., Takahashi,S., Seki,Y. Sense of coherence, stressful life events and psychological health, Japanese Journal of Public Health, 46(11), 965-976, 1999. (in Japanese)

Yamamoto,T., Tamura,M., Yamazaki,Y. The effect of the copayment rate on the outpatient service utilization among middle aged male in a metropolitan area, Japanese Journal of Health Economics and Policy, 6, 19-36, 1999. (inJapanese)

Yamazaki,Y., Wakabayashi,C., Horihata,M. Work and Health of Semi-professional Careworkers in Long Stay Institutions for the Elderly, Occupational Health Research, No.21, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Labor, 2000.1.(in Japanese)


Horihata,M., Yamazaki,Y. Introduction to the symposium;A Release of medical information and self-determination in health and medicine, The Annual Review of Japanese Health and Medical Sociology, 9, 6-9, 1998. (in Japanese)

Ito,M., Yamazaki,Y., Fukuda,M., Suzuki,I., Oguni,H. Experiences in concealing epilepsy in Japan, The Annual Review of Japanese Health and Medical Sociology, 9, 30-43, 1998. (in Japanese)

Hwang,KS., Kawata,C., Yamazaki,Y., Yoshida,T. Research study of quality of life on high school sport players in Korea -Comparative study with non sport players-, Japanese Journal of School Health, 40(3), 255-268, 1998. (in Japanese)

Oh,H., Yamazaki,Y., Kawata,C. Prevalence and a drug use development model for the study of adolescent drug use in Japan. Japanese Journal of Public Health, 45(9), 870-882, 1998. (in Japanese)

Hwang,KS., Kawata,C., Yamazaki,Y. A Study of young people's attitudes toward handicappedpersons through experiences with intergration in schools, Japanese Journal of Human Sciences of Health-Social Services, 5(1), 49-60, 1998. (in Japanese)

Oh,H., Yamazaki,Y., Kawata,C. Prevalence and an application of deviance theories to Korean adolescent drug use, Japanese Journal of School Health, 40(5), 446-456, 1998. (in Japanese)

Yamazaki,Y., Wakabayashi,C., Katayama,C., Sugihara,Y., Yoshii,K., Maruyama,Y., Seki,Y., Kimura,C., Inoue,Y., Ito,M., Ozawa,A., Oshima,I., Seto,S. Research Report on Health, Medical Care, QOL and Welfare for Medically Induced HIV Victims, Habataki Welfare Project, 1-163, 1998.12.(in Japanese)

Yamazaki,Y. The present status of the sociology of health in Japan and its future, Japanese Sociological Review, 49(3), 407-425, 1998. (in Japanese)

Yamazaki,Y. Sulutogenesis and health service activity, The Japanese Journal of Community Health Care, 30(3), 72-79, 1999. (in Japanese)

Wakabayashi,C., Kimura,C., Yamazaki,Y. Employment and work of medically induced HIV victims, Bulletin of Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Labor, 20, 42-50, 1999. (in Japanese)

Yamazaki,Y., Wakabayashi,C., Horihata,M. Occupational Health Activities in Small-scale Campanies, Occupational Health Research, No.20, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Labor, 1999.3.(in Japanese)

Yamazaki,Y. Community health field. In 1997-98 Year Research Report on Supply and Demand for Public Health Nurses. The Japanese Nursing Association, 18-22, 1999.3.(in Japanese)