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Standard Research Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Vol2 (5): 116-128, October 2015
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Community-Environmental patterns of daily living among the community- dwelling mental disorders based on community health nursing activities


*1Hideo Yamazaki, 2Soichi Sakabe, 3Jian-Guo Zhang, 4Xiao Qing, 5Minako Danbara, 6Hikaru Yamazaki, 1Hiroyoshi Unno and 1Mayumi Ono


1Faculty of Health Promotional Sciences, Tokoha University, 1230 Miyakoda-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-2102, Japan

2Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Soka University, Japan

3School of Physical Education, Nanjing Normal University, China

4Division of China Affairs, Care Service, Inc., Japan

5Graduate School of Medicine, Yamaguchi University, Japan

6Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Teikyo University, Japan


*Corresponding Author Email: yamazaki@hm.tokoha-u.ac.jp; Tel & Fax: +81 53 428 7705


Accepted 26 October 2015


The present study was to examine an environmental pattern regarding daily living among the community-dwelling mental disorders from a light of community health nursing fields. The primary questionnaire included the community-environmental assessment index was mailed to public health departments in every municipality in Japan as a nationwide investigation. Using data from this investigation, the statistical changed-amount of a mean deviation for each item was calculated and “Current Environmental Conditions” (CEC) and “Degree of Importance in Environment” (DIE) were drawn on a histogram with five bars. Five elements from the maximum and the minimum of CEC and DIE, respectively, were shown. The secondary questionnaire, which consisted of all graphs composed of 190 graphs derived from a mathematical permutation, was carried out to twenty subjects. The quantification method of the fourth type was performed to the data which were converted into the matrix of similarity in order to distinguish the shape of patterns. The phase classified into four patterns based on a population scale on the two-dimensional space was extracted from the data. It was suggested that every pattern would be practical to assess and predict environmental conditions regarding daily living among the community-dwelling mental disorders.

Keywords: Shape pattern, community environment, daily living, the mental disorders, the quantification method of the fourth type



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