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Updated : January 15, 2016



Hitoshi Ishii (Professor)
Yasuhiro Akai (Associate Professor)
Tsuyoshi Mashitani (Assistant Professor)
Sadanori Okada (Assistant Professor)


In this department, epidemiological research on the development patterns and prevention of diabetes complications will be conducted, involving patients with the disease living in Nara Prefecture and focusing on diabetic nephropathy and chronic renal disorders. As methods to evaluate outcomes, PRO (patient-reported outcome) measures, particularly QOL measurement scales will be developed, and the effects of pharmacotherapy for patients with diabetes will be examined using them. Questionnaire sheets and communication methods to support patients’ self-management behavior will also be developed. These activities aim to enhance patients’ motivation to actively undergo treatment, prevent related complications, and contribute to their healthy longevity.


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