Preventive Medicine Research
Online ISSN : 2758-7916
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Original Article
  • Ami Saito, Midori Tokuno, Momomi Matsuura, Yoko Takahata
    Article type: Original Article
    2024 Volume 2 Issue 1 Pages 1-11
    Published: June 18, 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: June 18, 2024
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    Objective: This study evaluated the effect of eHealth literacy on increasing the ratio of human papillomavirus vaccinations among Japanese university students. Methods: A Cross-sectional study was conducted from April 27th to May 10th in 2023. A self-reporting questionnaire was used, including variables of age, faculty & department belonging at a university, the human papillomavirus vaccination frequency, the human papillomavirus vaccination request status, knowledge of cervical cancer, knowledge of the human papillomavirus vaccine, and eHealth Literacy. Results: The study subjects were 441 with a mean age of 19.59 ± 1.40 years old. The effect of the motivation to get the HPV vaccination was analyzed using a multivariable logistic regression analysis using a forward stepwise selection method (Likelihood Ratio). Five factors out of 13 were chosen as the decided factors. Knowing the vaccine type and injection spot of the vaccination was significantly associated with the motivation to get the HPV vaccination (OR = 4.650, 95%CI: 3.291–6.572, p < 0.001). Having the proper knowledge of the side effects of HPV vaccination was also significantly associated with the motivation to get the HPV vaccination (OR = 2.624, 95%CI: 1.807–3.811, p < 0.001). A low level of eHealth Literacy was also significantly negatively associated with motivation (OR = 0.522, 95%CI: 0.302–0.901, p = 0.02).

    Conclusions: The finding that eHealth literacy affects the motivation to get the human papillomavirus vaccination can help people who work in the health, medical, and educational fields to make a strategy to spread the correct information about the human papillomavirus vaccination to the specific target population.

Short Communication
  • Yumiko Ota, Sachiko Ohta, Soh Katsuyama, Sakiko Kanbara, Chikai Sakura ...
    Article type: Short Communication
    2024 Volume 2 Issue 1 Pages 12-15
    Published: June 18, 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: June 18, 2024
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    This study aims to develop a simulated database that contains information on fields for storing OTC (over-the-counter) medicines during disasters. Evacuees can select the most suitable OTC medicines from the stockpile based on their subjective symptoms brought on by minor health problems that arise after disasters. We referenced a published list of common subjective symptoms during disasters and OTC medicines that are effective for disaster use, matched them with prescription medications, and devised a comprehensive list. In conclusion, inadequate information was identified, requiring further research and database expansion based on the experts’ opinions on disaster relief and past cases.

  • Kentaro Hojo, Kojiro Umemura, Satoru Watanabe, Kaiji Suzuki, Naohito Y ...
    Article type: Short Communication
    2024 Volume 2 Issue 1 Pages 16-19
    Published: June 18, 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: June 18, 2024
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    This study aimed to elucidate the situations in which denture misplacement occurs in nursing homes and to investigate the effectiveness of denture marking, in which a plate with the user’s name is placed into a removable denture and filled with a clear resin. The participants were 68 caregivers from 3 nursing homes. Pre- and post-surveys were collected 1 year after the implementation of denture marking. Among the participants, 30.9% experienced misplaced dentures, and 94.1% responded in the post-survey that denture marking would reduce the incidence of denture misplacement for other residents. These results indicate the usefulness of denture marking in nursing home residents.

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