Kodo Keiryogaku (The Japanese Journal of Behaviormetrics)
Online ISSN : 1880-4705
Print ISSN : 0385-5481
ISSN-L : 0385-5481
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A Preliminary Evaluation about Health Guidance
Naoki ISOGAWAToshiko IKEBEWataru SAKAMOTOMasashi GOTO
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2011 Volume 38 Issue 1 Pages 51-63

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Since April 2008, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan has carried out Health Checkups and Healthcare Advice with a particular focus on the Metabolic Syndrome which make it obiligatory for person aged 40 through 74 to reduce medical expenses and prevent lifestyle-related diseases. However, Kondo (2004) indicates a lack of foundation for health checkup. And we think that it is important to clarify foundation for effect of health checkups and healthcare advice. In this paper, through consistent statistical data analysis, we suggested a method which evaluate directed effect, attempting to figure the doctor's charactor, based on results of the health checkups carried out in April, 2004. As a result, we confirmed that the doctor classified subjects in the directed group from their body types such as weight and BMI, and in directed effect that it reduced weight and BMI, but it gave increase of TG and decrease of HDL which were likely to develop abnormal lipid metabolism. So, we found that adequate evaluation for effect of healthcare advice after careful consideration about the doctor's charactor leads to suggestion of scientific foundation for health checkups and healthcare advice.

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