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¥1,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,600,000)
Fiscal Year 1992: ¥400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥400,000)
Fiscal Year 1991: ¥400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥400,000)
Fiscal Year 1990: ¥800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥800,000)
This studies were intended to find methods of practical use the health examination results under "the Health and Medical Services Law for the Aged", in order to promote district residents' health, based on data obtained by surveys which were conducted in a fishing village, to consider the guidelines for and the contents of health counseling for district residents without abnormal findings from the health examination, and to establish the health promotion support system based on the findings.
In 1990, a questionnaire survey about lifestyle (diet, exercise, rest) was carried out at Nishiizu district, Shizuoka Prefecture. Subjects were 1,497 residents (557 males , 940 females) participating in a health examination under "the Health and Medical Services Law for the Aged". They revealed residents' health consciousness, the dietary intakes and preferences, the opinion on their dietary habits, the levels of their regular exercise, the opinion on their exercise habits, the conditions of their r
est, and the opinion on their rest.
In 1991, another survey about daily physical activity and exercise was carried out at the same district. Subjects were 1,737 residents (620 males, 1,117 females) participating in a health examination under the law. In this study, daily physical activity was measured by time study, and exercise intensity was measured by the score derived from exercise programs, getting into the exercise score with frequency. Consequently, The relationship were observed between the exercise score and sex, age, the daily physical activity, the results of the health examination, and the self-evaluation of health.
In 1992, based on these findings and information about the similar software development, "the Health Promotion Support System", which enabled utilization of health counseling for district residents by public health nurses, was developed. In order to ascertain the quality and performance of the system, it was applied by practice for public health services, both at Nishiizu district and at Maruyama, Chiba Prefecture. A questionnaire survey was furthermore conducted by 7 public health nurses in Chiba Prefecture. The results of this system showed that it was useful for health promotion for the people who were cared less because of not having abnormal mark by the nealth examination. Several problems were however remained such as difficulty of visual explanation, etc. Less