Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito

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Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito
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Academic & Professional Experience

Mar 2017
Research Scientist, Department of Research, Dia foundation for research on Ageing Societies
Apr 2017
Jun 2017
Visiting Researcher, Center for Aging and Supportive Environments, Lund University
Jun 2013
Apr 2015
Physical Therapist, Home-visit Nursing Services Agency, Keyakinoki
May 2013
Mar 2014
Technical Research Specialist, Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2007
Mar 2011
Physical Therapist, Department of Rehabilitation, Kameda Medical Center


Apr 2013
Mar 2017
Department of Health and Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Apr 2011
Mar 2013
School of Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Apr 2003
Mar 2007
School of Health Science, Department of Physical Therapy, Division of Medicine, Kanazawa University

Awards & Honors

Oct 2017
Effect of cognitive decline for Long-term care level for older people living in suburban area:, Best Poster Award, Japanese Society of Public Health
Winner: Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito, Hiroko Hayao, Tomoaki Ishibashi
Mar 2014
Descriptive research on issues with home care physicians and visiting nurses changing gastrostomy tubes, Award, 16th Meeting of the Japanese Academy of Home Care Physicians
Winner: Kimura T, Yoshie S, Tsuchiya R, Kawagoe S, Hirahara S, Iijima K
Mar 2013
Change in attitude towards inter-professional work among home care physicians participating in inter-professional education programmes: comparison between long-term and short-term programmes, Sato Akira Award, 15th Meeting of the Japanese Academy of Home Care Physicians
Winner: Yoshie S, Tsuchiya R, Nishinaga M, Kawagoe S, Hirahara S, Fujita S, Onishi T, Committee Members of Inter-professional Education Programmes, Murayama H, Kimata M, Shibasaki K, Iijima K,Tsuji T

Published Papers

The associations between readmission within 30 days and the medical institute factors among older patients receiving home medical care
Seigo Mitsutake, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Chie Teramoto, Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito, Sayuri Shimizu, Hideki Ito
Geriatrics   55(3) 612-623   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Tsuchiya R, Yoshie S, Kawagoe S, Hirahara S, Onishi H, Murayama H, Nishinaga M, Katsuya Iijima K, Tsuji T
Japanese Journal of Public Health   64(7) 359-370   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
Rearrangement after hospital discharge by physiotherapists and occupational therapists working for home-care
Rumiko Tsuchiya
University of Tokyo      Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Kimura T, Yoshie S, Tsuchiya R, Kawagoe S, Hirahara S, Iijima K, Akahoshi T, Tsuji T
Tohoku J Eco Med   (241) 189-199   2017   [Refereed]
Kimura T, Yoshie S, Tsuchiya R, Kawagoe S, Hirahara S, Iijima K, Akahoshi T, Tsuji T
Geriatrics & Gerontology International   (6)    2016   [Refereed]
Descriptive study on home care physicians and visiting nurses changing gastrostomy tubes
Kimura T, Yoshie S, Tsuchiya R, Kawagoe S, Hirahara S
Japanese Journal of Home Care Physicians   17(1) 11-19   2015   [Refereed]
Identifying Characteristics of Adults Absent from a Metabolic Syndrome Checkup in Japan Using CHAID Dendrograms and Insurance Claim Data.
Naruse T, Tsuchiya R, Yamamoto N, Nagata S
Health   (7) 1841-1846   2015   [Refereed]
Tajima M, Lee JS, Watanabe E, Park JS, Tsuchiya R, Fukahori A, Mori K, Kawakubo K
Circ J   78(5) 1152-1159   2014   [Refereed]
Socio-demographic characteristics and daily physical activity among rural Japanese residents with back and knee pain.
Rumiko Tsuchiya
University of Tokyo      Mar 2013   [Refereed]
The association between blood pressure and health behaviours among workers living in metropolitan areas – comparison by sex and age differences.
Tajima M, Lee JS, Watanabe E, Takayama M, Fukahori A, Tsuchiya R, Park JS, Kataoka Y, Mori K, Kawakubo K
Journal of Health and Welfare Statistics   60(8) 1-8   2013   [Refereed]
Job satisfaction among University of Kanazawa physiotherapy graduates.
Ogiwara S, Tsuchiya R
Journal of the Tsuruma Health Science Society   31(1) 35-44   2007   [Refereed]
The physical housing environment and subjective well-being among older people using long-term care services in Japan.
Tsuchiya-Ito R, Slaug B, Ishibashi T
Journal of Housing for the elderly(accepted for publication)      2019   [Refereed]


Current status and challenges of environments of rehabilitation for long-term care users.
Tsuchiya-Ito R, Mitsutake S, Ishizaki T
Geriatric Medicine   57(1) 1161-1165   Jan 2019
The effects of Inter-professional educational program for Home care professionals.
Yoshie S, Matsumoto Y, Tsuchiya R, Iijima K, Tsuji T
Current Therapy   30(2) 80-86   2015
How to educate home care professionals in their community.
Yoshie S, Tsuchiya R, Iijima K, Tsuji T
Public Health Information   6-7   Aug 2013
Development of inter-professional education programmes for home care physicians and health care professionals.
Yoshie S, Nishinaga M, Kawagoe S, Hirahara S, Fujita S, Irahara M, Anzai J, Onozawa S, Oishi Y, Suzuki H, Numata M, Kataoka F, Murayama H, Tsuchiya R, Kimata M, Shibasaki K, Iijima K, Tsuji T
Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy   39(SupplI) 80-85   2012
Diagnosis and evaluation of locomotive syndrome and evaluation of physical functions (walking ability)
Muranaga S, Higashi T, Tsuchiya R, Miyamoto R
Progress in Medicine   30(12) 3055-3060   2010

Conference Activities & Talks

Progress of quality of long-term care research [Invited]
Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito
3 Nov 2018   
The characteristics of older people over 75 years old who relevant to recommended standard in health check-up.
Seigo Mitsutake, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Chie Teramoto, Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito
The 77th conference of Public Health   24 Oct 2018   
Outcomes to evaluate "Parcitipation" for long-term care facilities' user.
Tomoaki Ishibashi, Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito, Keiko Ono, Naoki Ikegami
The 77th conference of public health   25 Oct 2018   
The association between activities / participation and life satisfaction for long-term care facilities users by stratification using ICF.
Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito, Tomoaki Ishibashi, Keiko Ono, Naoki Ikegami
The 77th conference of Public health   25 Oct 2018   
The association betweeen indoor housing environment and self-rated health for long-term care service users.
Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito, Tomoaki Ishibashi
The 60th conference of Japan socio-gerontological society   9 Jun 2018   

Research Grants & Projects

Development of Japanese housing accessibility assessment tool to maximize functional ability of older people: Classification of ICF and validation study.
JSPS: KAKENHI Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research for Early-Career Scientists
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito
Maximizing functional ability of older people using long-term care: adapting an existing assessment tool to a new context
Pfizer health research foundation: The 27th Pfizer Health Research Foundation International Collaborative Research Grant
Project Year: Dec 2018 - Nov 2019    Investigator(s): Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito
Preliminary study to develop the Housing Enabler assessment tool for housing adaptations in Japan -Comparison between Sweden and Japan-.
Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation: Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation in 2017
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito