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Women‘s Health Nursing / Global Women’s Health

Women‘s Health Nursing / Global Women’s Health


The department of Women‘s Health Nursing/Global Women’s Health Nursing seeks to educate midwives who can practice reproductive health care at each stage of a woman’s life-stage, and contribute to midwifery activities with a global perspective in Japan and overseas.


The graduate school is conducting research leading to evidence-based maternal nursing and midwifery practices. To deepen midwives’ expertise for practice, we have conducted research to clarify the evidence of excellent transmission skills of Japanese midwives. In addition, we conduct research that can suggest the reproductive health care for women’s life-stages.

  • Yumiko Endoh, Takehiko Toyosato, Takao Yokota, Chikako Maeshiro, Misuzu Takahara, Yumiko Henna, Yoko Tamashiro, Midori Kuniyoshi, Yasuko Koja: Perception of research difficulties affects staff nurses’ motivation towards research participation: The impact of understanding research value and collegial support. Ryukyu Medical Journal, 38 (1-4), 13–24, 2019.
  • Tamashiro Y, Endoh Y, Toyosato T, Yokota T, Omine F, Tsujino K: Physiological and nutritional intake characteristics of pregnant women according to their recommended gestational weight gain in relation to the birth weight of their full-term infants Ryukyu Medical Journal, 37, (1-4), 61-72, 2018.
  • Tamashiro Y, Omine F, Endo Y et al.: Study of the Midwifery Care in 6 Obstetrical Facilities in Okinawa-Self-Completed Retrospective Questionnaires for One Month Postpartum Women. Int J Nurs Clin Pract 4: 254,2017. https://doi.org/10.15344/2394-4978/2017/254
  • Yoko Tamashiro, Fujiko Omine, Mariko Miyagi, Tsugiko Gima, Mitsue Nakamura: Comprehension of students of different generation, concerning basal body temperature and cervical mucus. Japanese Journal of Maternal Health,50 (2), 318–324,2009.
  • Omine F, Tamashiro Y, Nakamura M, Gima T, Uza M, Kamibeppu K: The efficacy of employing full-time midwives in community maternal and child health services. Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology, 74 (4), 192-203, 2008.
  • Yumiko Endoh, Mina Yamamoto, Naomi Kobayashi, Megumi Fujita, Hitoshi Shiwaku: Mental and physical health problems in middle aged mothers with adolescent children-menopausal symptoms and problems in establishing their identity and accepting their sexuality-. The Journal of the Society of Health Care for Menopause and Aging, 7(1), 40-48, 2008.
  • Yumiko Endoh, Hiroshi Endoh,Yoshito Ohnuki: Effects of low-intensity aerobic training on climacteric symptoms in pre-and post-menopausal women. Descente Sports Science, 27: 66-74,2006.
  • Fujiko Omine, Yoko Tamashiro, Mariko Miyagi, Tsugiko Gima, Mitsue Nakamura, Sadako Shimajiri: Study on the number of midwives needed in an area to engage in maternal and child health programs. Japanese Journal of Maternal Health, 45 (1), 41-49, 2004.
  • Fujiko Omine, Tsugiko Gima, Mariko Miyagi, Mitsue Nakamura, Sadako Shimajiri: Anxiety and feelings for the baby in pregnancy and delivery women after infertility treatment. Japanese Journal of Maternal Health, 41 (4),439-433,2000
  • Fujiko Omine, Isoe Hamamoto, Sumie Odo, Mariko Miyagi, Yoko Sunagawa, Chieko Sugishita: A study of the effect of peer education on student sexual awareness. J Jpn Acad Nurs Sci, 19 (3), 64-73, 1999.

Title of thesis for Master or Doctor of Health Sciences

  • Rika Takemoto, Fujiko Omine, Yumiko Endoh, Yoko Tamashiro, Tomomi Takayama, Kanako Yonamine, Keiko Kawamitsu: Characteristics of resilience and depression status of women who experienced abnormal deliveries at three-months postpartum. Japanese Journal of Maternal Health, In press, 2020.(Thesis for Master of Health Sciences, 2015)
  • Miki Hirata, Fujiko Omine, Yumiko Endo, Yoko Tamashiro, Keiko Kawamitsu: Factors affecting the learning implementation of midwife in - service training in South Sudan. International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, 3: 167, 2016 (http://dx.doi.org/10.15344/2394-4978/2016/167)(Thesis for Master of Health Sciences, 2014)
  • Tomomi Takayama, Yumiko Endoh, Yoko Tamashiro, Kumiko Tsujino, Tsugiko Gima, Shinobu Yamada, Rika Takemoto, Fujiko Omine, Yoko Oshiro, Keiko Kawamitsu: Effect of timing of umbilical cord clamping on physiological jaundice and hemoglobin levels in full-term infants. Japanese Journal of Maternal Health, 56(1),77-86,2015.(Thesis for Master of Health Sciences, 2014)
  • Kanako Yonamine, Fujiko Omine: Studies for Midwifery Care with Pregnant Women Promoting Physical and Mental Selfcare-Interview and Content Analysis Methods for Midwives and Post Delivery Women-. Thesis for Master of Health Sciences, 2019.
  • Ping Liu, Fujiko Omine: Impacts of Health Promoting Lifestyle and Complementary Alternative Medicine Use on the Unillness status among Nurses in Okinawa. Thesis for Master of Health Sciences, 2017.
  • Shinobu Yamada, Fujiko Omine: Relationship between the continuation of self-care and perinatal troubles of pregnant women with Hiesho-A longitudinal study from the second half of pregnancy to intrapartum-. Thesis for Master of Health Sciences, 2015.


We support students so that they can summarize results logically through the research process.

Women‘s Health Nursing / Global Women’s Health