Department of Nursing Outcome Management


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 Congratulations on winning the award! It was with great pleasure that Dr. Yasuhara had won the Dean of Institute of Biomedical Sciences Award. We believe the award resulted from her amazing efforts and passion. 



  教育では、大学院生との共著論文(英語)が17件あり、2017年にはケアリングとロボットに関する研究で、編著者の一人として英文著書『Nursing Robots』を出版しました。また、Locsin教授の第1回国際セミナー・ワークショップでは運営責任者、2017年にタイで開催された“International Conference on Ethics, Esthetics, and Empirics in Nursing: Driving Force for Better Health”、第255回徳島医学会、2016Tokushima Bioscience Retreatの運営委員を担当するなど、社会活動も評価されました。

  In graduate school education, there are 17 papers (English) co-authored with graduate students. In 2017, she published a book "Nursing Robots" as a one of the editor in research on caring and humanoid nurse robots. Also, her contributions of social activities as an in charge of steering committee member were highly evaluated: "The 1st International Seminar · Workshop" of the Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing Institute; "International Conference on Ethics, Esthetics, and Empirics in Nursing: Driving Force for Better Health" held in Thailand in 2017; the 255th Tokushima Association of Medical Sciences; and Tokushima Bioscience Retreat 2016. 



  It was with great pleasure that Dr. Ito also had won the Dean of Institute of Biomedical Sciences Award. He acquired a doctorate in the Department of Nursing Outcome Management. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Art, Science, and Caring. 




NURSING ROBOTS was released in 2017.





著書 『PSYCHOMS®、精神科電子アウトカム管理システムの開発』に、読者の皆様からご好評をいただいております。

Psychoms review.pdf(364KB)



 Dr. Tetsuya, as an End note Speaker, in the 3rd St. Paul University Philippines International Health Congress-December 3, 2016

3rd SPUP International Congress(469KB)



 The Graduate School of Health Sciences, Tokushima University provided a public symposium, while Dr. Locsin and Dr. Tanioka conducted a Seminar-Workshop


研究概要 Research outline


 In our department, we are conducting research on nursing outcomes management, and nursing as caring theory for knowing the patient and family using multivariate, quantitative analysis and qualitative research methods.


  谷岡教授は日本人として初めて、American Academy of Nursing 2013 ClassのFellowsに選ばれました。アカデミー(American Academy of Nursing)ではアメリカ国内と19の国から、教育、管理、政策、研究に関する看護のリーダーを選出しています。


 Prof. Tetsuya Tanioka, RN, PhD; FAAN was inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) Class of 2013. This fellowship is one of the highest honors given to nurse scholars, theoreticians and researchers in the USA and internationally. The Academy is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. The Academy Fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. In 2013 Fellows represented all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 19 countries.

2013 new fellows(1MB)


  安原准教授は、心疾患患者を対象とした研究を通して1st Cebu International Nursing Conferenceでブロンズ賞7th International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (NLPKE'11)で優秀ポスター賞に選ばれました。 

 Yuko Yasuhara, RN; PhD. Associate Professor of Nursing was selected as the recipient of the Bronze Award at the First International Nursing Conference (Cebu City, Philippines) for her research entitled, “Care for Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease.” She received the Best Poster Award for her research on the “Qualitative Assessment Indicators for Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease” at the 7th International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (NLPKE'11) in 2011.


主要研究テーマ Major research theme

1.看護サービスの質的向上を目指したアウトカム管理に関する研究 - Studies on nursing quality and outcomes management promote quality and safety improvements through various activities.




Development of the Psychiatric Outcome Management System(PSYCHOMS®)(Registered trademark, Tanioka, Takasaka, Ren, Nagamine)

・Development of safe and effective intramuscular injection technique for the antipsychotic intramuscular long-acting injectable






 The study subject of Psychiatric Outcome Management System (PSYCHOMS®) was adopted by the Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Programme (SCOPE) in 2012. Currently, research and development of the PSYCHOMS® is through cooperative engagements with Tokushima Bunri University and Shikoku Systems Development Corporation. The book is published and two patents are applied for (Tanioka, Yasuhara, Miyagawa, Ito).



著書    『PSYCHOMS®、精神科電子アウトカム管理システムの開発』





2.看護の対象理解に関する研究 - Studies on knowing the patient and family in nursing




・Clarification of the theory of Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing (Locsin, 2005) 

・Research on relationships between sleep/activity conditions and autonomic nervous function (among children and elderly persons with dementia) 

・Clarification of relationships between Nursing Robot and Caring in Nursing



 翻訳出版 『第3版 現代の看護におけるケアリングとしての技術力実践のためのモデル』 

      現代看護におけるケアリングとしての技術力第3版.jpg   Rozzano C Locsin著、谷岡哲也、安原由子ほか監訳



スタッフ紹介 Staff



 谷岡 哲也 ( たにおか てつや ) 教授  http://pub2.db.tokushima-u.ac.jp/ERD/person/60191/profile-ja.html






  Professor Tanioka considers the importance of collaborative research, particularly forming an interdisciplinary research team. As evidence, currently, he has conducted joint research endeavors with Japanese and foreign universities, hospitals, and various research institutes, including those of Pharmaceutical companies. He believes that the most important consideration for successful interdisciplinary collaborative research is "cooperation and compassion". In his laboratory, he has developed research systems in cooperation with Associate Professor Yasuhara in order to attain valuable outcomes.  His career development started after working in the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, studying Nursing while working at the hospital, pursuing university and graduate school degrees. He uses the motto "making one's best exertions" which he learned from his teacher in his high school. 

 Regarding his style of teaching especially on manuscript-writing and on multivariate quantitative statistical analysis, he is like a car driver education instructor whose perspective is led by the question, “Why don't you study and research with us?”



 Tetsuya Tanioka, RN; PhD, FAAN

 Professor of Nursing, Department of Nursing Outcome Management,


  Dr. Tanioka earned his Ph.D. from the Kochi University of Technology, Japan in 2002, his M.A. from Shikoku Gakuin University, and B.Ed. from Meisei University Japan, in 1999 and 1997 respectively. Following graduation from Kochi Prefectural Nursing School and licensure as Registered Nurse, in 1988, he worked for 11 years in the Psychiatric Hospital in Japan. Ten years ago, he found his passion for nursing research focused on studying human technologies, integrating science and technology within the perspective of nursing caring science. He continues to contribute immensely towards the clarification of technological competency as caring in nursing, and creating high quality care processes within varying technological environments. In furthering this passion for nursing and enhancing interdisciplinary and collaborative endeavors, he translated into Japanese, two English language books on caring which are essential to appreciating Caring Science in Nursing. He teaches caring in nursing at Tokushima University Department of Nursing, using in particular, the texts that he has translated. Furthermore, he participated in the recently concluded Academy seminar-workshop on Caring Science through the Anne Boykin Institute of Caring Science in Boca Raton, Florida. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the open journal Health, and the International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Nursing Practice. He is a member of the International Peer Review Panel of the Journal of Art and Aesthetics in Nursing and Health Sciences since 2013. He was inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) Class of 2013, one of the highest honors given to nurse scholars, theoreticians and researchers in the USA and internationally.




 安原 由子 (やすはら ゆうこ) 准教授  http://pub2.db.tokushima-u.ac.jp/ERD/person/73033/profile-ja.html 






  After working as a nurse in Kobe city, and studying at the graduate school, Associate Professor Yasuhara worked at the University of Tokushima. Now she is conducting a variety of research studies contributing to better outcomes in cooperation with Professor Tanioka.  In addition, her master's thesis and PhD paper are about the relationship between sleep/activities and patients' quality of life (QOL): and Understanding of QOL of state after discharge from hospital for patients with ischemic heart disease. 

Research studies such as these are often results of discussions of members of Professor Tanioka’s laboratory. 

 Let's learn the fun of studying!



 Yuko Yasuhara, RN; PhD

 Associate Professor of Nursing, Department of Nursing Outcome Management,


  Dr. Yasuhara has received her Ph.D. degree from Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare in 2013, her M.S.N. and B.S.N from Kobe City College of Nursing University, in 2003 and 2001 respectively. She was educated at the School of Nursing, Kobe City Junior College of Nursing and licensed as R.N., in 1993; she worked as a staff nurse at the Nishi-Kobe Medical Center in Japan from 1993 to 2000. At Tokushima University, she worked as an assistant from 2003, becoming an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, Graduate School of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima, in 2007 and 2013 respectively. Her research especially focuses on sleep and activity with people, care for patients with ischemic heart disease, safety in intramuscular injection technique, and caring in nursing.


大学院生からの研究室の感想    Impression of the laboratory from a graduate student






  Undergraduate and graduate students can discuss each student’s research focus during seminars at our laboratory. We are all interested in the same field of study, but are of different ages and have different nursing and research careers. Therefore, we can deepen our knowledge and research competence with relationships between and among teachers and students.

  Our teachers, Drs. Tanioka and Yasuhara give us proper guidance in order to advance research and write scientific manuscripts. We have the chance to present research study outcomes at national and international conferences or submit our manuscripts to key disciplinary, scientific, and academic journals in the English-language. You can see the various research foci, their results, and publications in our laboratory.

  Teachers and senior graduate students lead us to attain certain accomplishments when faced with challenges in our research.

  Sometimes we hold dinner parties to encourage socialization, sharing interesting observations which often lead to productive research projects. Our laboratory is a collegial place where we can grow as researchers and respectable persons.




最近の分野の研究成果の紹介  Introduction of recent published research outcomes in our laboratory


 教授・准教授 Professor/Associate Professor

・Tanioka T: The Theory of Technological Competency as Carig in Nursing and Its Instruments (TCCNI) Within the Japanese Nursing System: Futurist Developments and Utilization. In: Locsin RC and Warapon Kongswan Ed., The Evolution of the Theory of Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing: A middle-Range Theory of Nursing, Chanmuang press, Hatyai, 145-154, 2018

・Zhao Y, Tanioka T, Yasuhara Y, Takase K, Tsuboi S, Fujita K, Locsin RC and Iwata N : Effects of Depth of Needle Insertion with Risperidone Long-Acting Injectable in Persons with Schizophrenia: A Randomized Double-Blind Study, Open Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.7, No.4, 374-385, 2017. (DOI: 10.4236/ojpsych.2017.74031)

・Yasuhara Y, Tanioka T, Locsin RC, Waraporn K, King B and Kobayashi H : Daily Activities and Sleep Durations of Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease Who Were Discharged to Their Homes after Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Open Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.7, 318-328, 2017. (DOI: 10.4236/ojpsych.2017.74027)

Yasuhara Y, Tanioka T, Takase K, Zhao Y, Motoki K and Azekawa T : Evaluations of muscle echogenicities in patients treated with second generation long acting injectable antipsychotics, Neurosonology, Vol.30, No.1, 13-17, 2017.

Tanioka T, Osaka K, Locsin RC, Yasuhara Y and Ito H : Recommended Design and Direction of Development for Humanoid Nursing Robots Perspective from Nursing Researchers, Intelligent Control and Automation, Vol.8, 96-110, 2017. (DOI: 10.4236/ica.2017.82008)

・Tanioka T :  The Development of the Transactive Relationship Theory of Nursing (TRETON): A Nursing Engagement Model for Persons and Humanoid Nursing Robots, International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, Vol.4, No.1, 223, 2017. (DOI: 10.15344/2394-4978/2017/223)

・Waraporn K,Yaowarat M,Kittikorn N,Locsin R,Tanioka  T,Yasuhara Y: Lived experience of caring for dying patients in emergency room., International Nursing Review, Vol.63, No.1, pp.132--138, 2016. (DOI: 10.1111/inr.12234)

・Kuwamura Y, Masuko S, Tanioka T, Nagata T, Sakamoto E, Murata H, Matsuhisa M, Aihara K, Hinode D, Uemura H, Ito H, Yasuhara Y, Locsin R: Development of the Diabetes Oral Health Assessment Tool © for Nurses, Health, Vol.7, No.12, pp.1710--1720, 2015. (DOI: 10.4236/health.2015.712186)

・Yasuhara Y, Fujikawa E, Locsin R, Fujinaga H, Takase K, Tanioka T, Kobayashi H: Changes of sleep conditions of patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) who underwent elective percutaneous coronary intervention during hospitalization and after discharge from the hospital, Exp Clin Cardiol, Vol 20 Issue 1 pp 938-948/ 2014

・Tanioka T, Chiba S, Onishi Y, Kataoka M, Kawamura A, Tomotake M, Williams CL, Yasuhara Y, Mifune K.: Factors associated with discharge of long-term inpatients with schizophrenia in Japan: a retrospective study. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2013 Apr;34(4):256-64. doi: 10.3109/01612840.2012.742602.

・Tanioka T, Sakamaki S, Yasuhara Y, Tomotake M, Takase K, Watari C, Makiguchi K, Locsin R, Motoki K, Inui T: Optimal needle insertion length for intramuscular injection of risperidone long-acting injectable (RLAI), 1939-1945, Pub. Date: December 5, 2013, DOI: 10.4236/health.2013.512262

・Yasuhara Y, Kobayashi H, Tanioka T, Fujikawa E, Fujinaga H, Kongsuwan W, Locsin R: Sleep conditions and quality of life among patients with ischemic heart disease after elective percutaneous coronary intervention, PP. 532-537, Pub. Date: March 29, 2013, DOI: 10.4236/health.2013.53A072

・Tanioka T, Fuji S, Kataoka M, King B, Tomotake M, Yasuhara Y, Locsin R, Sekido K, Mifune K.: Retrospective study of Japanese patients with schizophrenia treated with aripiprazole. ISRN Nurs. 2012; 2012:454898. doi: 10.5402/2012/454898. Epub 2012 Aug 30.

・Yasuhara Y, Hirai E, Sakamaki S, Tanioka T, Motoki K, Takase K, Locsin R, Kawanishi C, Inui T, Watari C, Makiguchi K.: Using ultrasonography in evaluating the intramuscular injection techniques used for administering drug treatments to schizophrenic patients in Japan. J Med Invest. 2012;59(1-2):213-9.

・Yasuhara Y, Takada S, Tanioka T, Kawanishi C, Locsin RC.: Illness experiences of patients with ischemic heart disease during their transitional phase from hospitalization to discharge in Japan. J Med Invest. 2010 Aug;57(3-4):293-304.


  大学院生(英文のみ掲載) Introduction of recent graduate students’ published research outcomes in our laboratory

・[Doctoral thesis] Sugimoto H, Tanioka T, Yasuhara Y, Kurokawa A, Sato M, Ozawa K, Locsin RC and Honda  S : The Relationship among Chronic Disease, Feeling-for-Their-Age, Sleep Quality, Health-Related Quality of Life and Activities of Daily Living of Community-Dwelling Persons over 55 Years of Age, Open Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.8, No.1, 20-34, 2018

・Miyamoto M, Miyagawa M, Tanioka T, Yasuhara Y, Locsin RC, Osaka K, Ito H and Waraporn K : Comparative Examination between the Perceived Inventory of Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing (PITCCN) and the Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing Instrument (TCCNI), International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, Vol.4, No.1, 267, 2017. (DOI: 10.15344/2394-4978/2017/267)

・Kato K, Miyagawa M, Yasuhara Y, Osaka K, Kataoka M, Ito H, Tanioka T, Locsin RC and Waraporn  K : Recognition and Status of Practicing Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing by Nurses in ICU, International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, Vol.4, No.1, 264, 2017. (DOI: 10.15344/2394-4978/2017/264)

・Sugimoto H, Tanioka T, Yasuhara Y, Mori K, Gogi Y, Mori H, Nakanii M and Locsin RC : Relationship among Sleep Quality Physical Health Conditions and Lifestyle Habits among Elementary School Students, Open Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.7, No.4, 235-247, 2017.  (DOI: 10.4236/ojpsych.2017.74021)

・[Doctoral thesis] Kataoka M, Miyagawa M, Fuji S, Ito H, Tanioka T, Yasuhara Y, King  B and Locsin  RC : Characteristics of Psychiatric Hospital Work Environment Found Attractive by Professional Nurse Administrators in Japan, International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, Vol.3, 207, 2016. (DOI: 10.15344/2394-4978/2016/207)

・Masuda S, Sakamaki S, Yasuhara Y, Zhao Y, Takase K, Kai Y, Tanioka T and Locsin RC : Explanatory Variables as Evidence for Precision in Intramuscular Long-Acting Injections of Patients with Schizophrenia, Open Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.6, No.1, pp.125--134, 2016. (DOI: DOI: 10.4236/ojpsych.2016.61015)

・[Doctoral thesis] Ito H, Miyagawa M, Ozawa K, Tanioka T, Yasuhara Y, Kataoka M, King B, Tomotake M and Locsin RC : The Development of the Japanese Psychiatric Nursing Assessment Classification System (PsyNACS©), Open Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.6, No.1, pp.20--33, 2015. (DOI: 10.4236/ojpsych.2016.61003)

・[Doctoral thesis] Fuji S, Tanioka T, Yasuhara Y, Satoh M, Saito K, Purnell JM, Locsin RC and Yasui T : Characteristic Autonomic Nervous Activity of Institutionalized Elders with Dementia, Open Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.6, No.1, pp.34--49, 2015. (DOI: 10.4236/ojpsych.2016.61004)

・[Doctoral thesis] Kataoka M, Ozawa K, Tanioka T and Locsin RC : Clarifying the Strengths-Oriented Attitude among Nurses in Psychiatric Hospitals in Japan, Health, Vol.7, No.6, pp.776--787, 2015. (DOI: 10.4236/health.2015.76092)

・Fuji S, Satoh M, Yasuhara Y, Tanioka T, Locsin RC and Saito K : The Effect of Intentional Communication, Recreation, and Rehabilitation on the Autonomic Nervous Activity of Elderly Persons with Dementia : A Case Study, Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, pp.82--89, 2015. 

・Ito H, Miyagawa M, Kuwamura Y, Yasuhara Y, Tanioka T and Locsin RC : Professional Nurses' Attitudes towards the introduction of Humanoid Nursing Robots (HNRs) in Health Care Settings, Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, pp.73--81, 2015

・[Doctoral thesis] Miyagawa M, Tanioka T, Yasuhara Y, Matsumoto K, Ito H, Suzuki M, Ren F,Locsin RC : Methodology for Developing a Nursing Administration Analysis System, Intelligent Information Management, Vol.6, No.3, pp.118--128, 2014.

・Miyagawa M, Yasuhara Y,  Tanioka T, Ito H,  Suzuki M ,Locsin RC : Development of Algorithm and System for Automatic Generation of Nursing Summaries from Nursing Care Plans, Intelligent Information Management, Vol.6, No.3, pp.97--103, 2014.

・[Doctoral thesis] Sato M, Yasuhara Y, Tanioka T, Iwasa Y, Miyake M, Yasui T, Tomotake M, Kobayashi H, Locsin RC.: Measuring quality of sleep and autonomic nervous function in healthy Japanese women. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2014;10:89-96. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S56827. Epub 2014 Jan 17.

・Sato M, Yasuhara Y, Tanioka T, Iwasa Y, Miyake M, Kobayashi H, Locsin R, Kinoshita S, Masuda M, Shimizu H: The relationship between sleep condition and autonomic nervous function in women in their 70s with type 2 diabetes mellitus, PP. 1875-1883 DOI: 10.4236/health.2013.511253

・Kawamura A, Tanioka T, Tada T, King B, Locsin RC.: Collaborative agencies and quality discharge support for the long-term care inpatients with mental illness. J Med Invest. 2013;60(1-2):52-60.

・Sakamaki S, Yasuhara Y, Motoki K, Takase K, Tanioka T, Locsin R: The relationship between body mass index, thickness of subcutaneous fat, and the gluteus muscle as the intramuscular injection site. 1443-1448, Pub. Date: September 13, 2013, DOI: 10.4236/health.2013.59196

・Miyagawa M, Yasuhara Y, Tanioka T, Locsin R: The Challenges of the Nursing Administration for Staff Assignment Determination in Psychiatric Hospitals, Information, Vol.17, No.1, pp.355--360, 2014.

・Miyagawa M, Yasuhara Y, Tanioka T, Locsin R: Clarification of a Demand Function Required for A Staff Assignments Support Program for Nursing Administrator-use in Psychiatric Hospitals, Information, Vol.17, No.1, pp.361--366, 2014. 

・Fuji S, Ito H, Yasuhara Y, Shihong H, Tanioka T, Locsin R: Discussion of Nursing Robot's Capability and Ethical Issues, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information(Info13), pp.46--50, Tokyo, May 2013.

・Ito H, Yasuhara Y, Tanioka T, Locsin R: Adoption of Medical/Welfare Robots in Medical Environments andIts Ethical IssuesThe 8th International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (NLP-KE'12), p.p560-562, China, 2012. 

卒業生の就職先  Place of employment of graduates


 Tokushima University Hospital, Tokushima University, Tokushima Bunri University, Shikoku University, and Private Hospitals







谷岡  哲也 

住所:〒770-8509 徳島市蔵本町3丁目18-15  

電話番号:088-633-9021 ファックス番号:088-633-9021  



Please direct all correspondence to me at the following address:

Tetsuya Tanioka, RN; PhD, FAAN

Professor, Department of Nursing Outcome Management, Institute of Biomedical Sciences

Tokushima University, Graduate School, 18-15 Kuramoto-cho 3, Tokushima, 770-8509, Japan

Phone and Fax +81-88-633-9021

 Dr. Tetsuya Tanioka:tanioka.tetsuya@tokushima-u.ac.jp  

Dr. Yuko Yasuhara:yasuhara@medsci.tokushima-u.ac.jp