[Background] In Japan and Thailand, problems of physical or mental health conditions, underweight, and overweight have increased, and more people are unable to estimate the appropriate body shape. Maintaining an appropriate weight is important, and personal goal-setting, motivation, and lifestyle are particularly essential to achieve it. This study examined the relationship between physical health status, such as fatigue or stress, and BMI or mental health condition among Japanese and Thai students. [Methods] A total of 189 (108 male and 81 female) and 179 (38 male and 141 female) Japanese and Thai pharmacy students, respectively, were included as participants. A survey questionnaire was used to gather data on the participants' age, gender, weight, height, physical and mental health status, ideal body image (weight and height), health consciousness, and degree of sleep satisfaction. [Results] The desire to lose weight was higher in female than in male students in Japan. However, no significant difference was found between BMI and degree of fatigue or stress among Japanese and Thai students. Meanwhile, a significant difference between sleep satisfaction and mental health status was found among these populations. [Conclusion] Positivity factors were thought to be associated with good physical status, sleep satisfaction, and reduced fatigue or stress. Young people need to be educated on health consciousness so that they can maintain an ideal body image and a good mental health status.
本研究の目的は，要介護女性高齢者において，新たな動的バランス評価であるロンブステストの再現性と妥当性を検することであった．要介護女性高齢者29 名を対象に，ロンブステストと4 つの身体パフォーマンス指標（開眼片脚立位時Timed Up and Go Test [TUG]，5ｍ最速歩行時間，30-sec chair stand test [CS-30]）を測定した．ロンブステストの再性を検証するために，20 名の対象者に対して，同一測定日に2 回目の測定を実施した．その結果，ロンブステストは優れICC 0.96～0.97）を示し，開眼片脚立位時間，TUG，5m 最速歩行時間，CS-30 との間に中程度の有意な相関r=|0.42|～|0.59|）を認めた．以上の結果から，ロンブステストは，要介護女性高齢者において,再現性と妥当性のある動 バランス評価法であるとことが示唆された．