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Dose-response relationships of accelerometer-measured sedentary behaviour and physical activity with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Kenji Tsunoda, Naruki Kitano, Yuko Kai, Takashi Jindo, Ken Uchida, Takashi Arao,

<h4>Background</h4>Although a few studies have confirmed the association of accelerometer-measured sedentary behaviour (SB) and physical activity (PA) with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), PA intensity and co-dependent daily time-use of movement behaviours are yet to be studied.<h4>Aims</h4>To cross-sectionally examine the dose-response relationship between accelerometer-measured SB or PA and NAFLD using ... Read more >>

Aliment Pharmacol Ther (Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics)
[2021, :]

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Associations between wheelchair user's shoulder pain index and tendinitis in the long head of the biceps tendon among female wheelchair basketball players from the Japanese national team.

Kenji Tsunoda, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Kyoko Kanae, Kaori Tachibana, Yukiyo Shimizu, Yasuyoshi Wadano,

<h4>Background</h4>Among injuries in wheelchair athletes, shoulder injury is the most common. An easy and valid assessment tool is required to monitor the shoulder status in wheelchair athletes anytime. The present study aimed to investigate the association of wheelchair user's shoulder pain index (WUSPI) with physical examinations for tendinitis in the ... Read more >>

Asia Pac J Sports Med Arthrosc Rehabil Technol (Asia-Pacific journal of sports medicine, arthroscopy, rehabilitation and technology)
[2021, 24:29-34]

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Compositional data analysis of 24-hour movement behaviors and mental health in workers.

Naruki Kitano, Yuko Kai, Takashi Jindo, Kenji Tsunoda, Takashi Arao,

This cross-sectional study investigated the relationship between 24-hour movement behaviors and mental health among Japanese workers, accounting for the co-dependence of time spent in different behaviors during a single day. This research is part of a prospective cohort study called the Meiji Yasuda LifeStyle study. Participants were 1095 workers in ... Read more >>

Prev Med Rep (Preventive medicine reports)
[2020, 20:101213]

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Effect of Exercising with Others on Incident Functional Disability and All-Cause Mortality in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Five-Year Follow-Up Survey.

Yuya Fujii, Keisuke Fujii, Takashi Jindo, Naruki Kitano, Jaehoon Seol, Kenji Tsunoda, Tomohiro Okura,

We clarified the effect of exercising with others on the risks of incident functional disability and all-cause mortality among community-dwelling adults. We used an inventory mail survey with a five-year follow-up for 1520 independently living older adults (mean age: 73.4 ± 6.3 years) in Kasama City, Japan. Subjects responded to ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2020, 17(12):]

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Effects of Morning Versus Evening Home-Based Exercise on Subjective and Objective Sleep Parameters in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Jaehoon Seol, Yuya Fujii, Taiki Inoue, Naruki Kitano, Kenji Tsunoda, Tomohiro Okura,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study aimed to determine whether the timing of exercise influenced the effects of home-based low-intensity stepping exercises on the sleep parameters of older adults.<h4>Method</h4>For 8 weeks, 60 healthy older adults participated in a randomized controlled trial, performing low-intensity aerobic exercise (70-80 bpm) for about 30 minutes every day at ... Read more >>

J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol (Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology)
[2021, 34(3):232-242]

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Relationship of workplace exercise with work engagement and psychological distress in employees: A cross-sectional study from the MYLS study.

Takashi Jindo, Yuko Kai, Naruki Kitano, Kenji Tsunoda, Toshiya Nagamatsu, Takashi Arao,

We investigated the relationship between workplace exercise and psychological distress, and work engagement, both of which are factors related to the mental health and work productivity of employees. Data from the Meiji Yasuda Lifestyle study, collected from July 2017 through December 2017, were used. Data from an annual health checkup ... Read more >>

Prev Med Rep (Preventive medicine reports)
[2020, 17:101030]

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Genetic differentiation and phylogeny of 27 sheep populations based on structural gene loci.

Mingxun Li, Hailei Xia, Dan Chen, Dejun Ji, Tsunoda Kenji, Rui Li, Xiangxiang Liao, Yongjiang Mao, Wei Sun, Rongqing Geng, Zhangping Yang,

To explore the genetic divergence and phylogeny of Chinese indigenous sheep breeds, in the current study, we analyzed the polymorphisms of 5 structural loci in ten sheep populations, including Sishui Fur, Sunite, Wurank, Bayinbuluke, Altay, Small-Tailed Han, Wadi, Tan, Tong and Hu sheep. The data were then compared with those ... Read more >>

Mol Cell Probes (Molecular and cellular probes)
[2018, 37:55-59]

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Change in hand dexterity and habitual gait speed reflects cognitive decline over time in healthy older adults: a longitudinal study.

Takumi Abe, Yuki Soma, Naruki Kitano, Takashi Jindo, Ayane Sato, Kenji Tsunoda, Taishi Tsuji, Tomohiro Okura,

[Purpose] There is a relationship between physical and cognitive functions; therefore, impairment of physical function would mean cognitive decline. This study aimed to investigate the association between change in physical and cognitive functions. [Subjects and Methods] Participants were 169 healthy community-dwelling older adults who attend the survey after three years ... Read more >>

J Phys Ther Sci (Journal of physical therapy science)
[2017, 29(10):1737-1741]

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Comparison of sleep status among three Japanese national wheelchair basketball teams.

Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Kenji Tsunoda, Kazushi Hotta, Arito Yozu, Yukiyo Shimizu, Yasuyoshi Wadano,

[Purpose] Sufficient sleep is required for maximal performance and good mood. Japan has three national wheelchair basketball teams: Top male, Top female, and Under-23 (U23) male teams. Using these team members as model, this study investigated the difference of sleep status of wheelchair basketball players by age and gender. [Subjects ... Read more >>

J Phys Ther Sci (Journal of physical therapy science)
[2018, 30(1):63-66]

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The Effect of Carpal Tunnel Release on Neuropathic Pain in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Motoki Sonohata, Toshiyuki Tsuruta, Hiroko Mine, Akihiko Asami, Hideki Ishii, Kenji Tsunoda, Masaaki Mawatari,

<h4>Purpose</h4>The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors of neuropathic pain (NP) in the patient with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) before and after the carpal tunnel release.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>One hundred and two CTS patients were enrolled in the study. The pain score was measured by the visual ... Read more >>

Pain Res Manag (Pain research & management)
[2017, 2017:8098473]

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Correlation between sleep and psychological mood states in female wheelchair basketball players on a Japanese national team.

Kenji Tsunoda, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Kazushi Hotta, Yukiyo Shimizu, Naruki Kitano, Yasuyoshi Wadano,

[Purpose] Although some studies suggest the importance of getting adequate sleep for enhancing mood, there is not yet sufficient evidence on the relationship between sleep and mood states in athletes, especially for athletes with physical disability. The purpose of this study is to reveal relationships between sleep and psychological mood ... Read more >>

J Phys Ther Sci (Journal of physical therapy science)
[2017, 29(9):1497-1501]

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Daily Life Physical Activity Modulates the Effects of an Exercise Program on Lower-Extremity Physical Function in Japanese Older Adults.

Takashi Jindo, Naruki Kitano, Kenji Tsunoda, Mikiko Kusuda, Kazushi Hotta, Tomohiro Okura,

<h4>Background and purpose</h4>Decreasing daily life physical activity (PA) outside an exercise program might hinder the benefit of that program on lower-extremity physical function (LEPF) in older adults. The purpose of this study was to investigate how daily life PA modulates the effects of an exercise program on LEPF.<h4>Methods</h4>The participants were ... Read more >>

J Geriatr Phys Ther (Journal of geriatric physical therapy (2001))
[2017, 40(3):150-157]

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A survey of deep tissue injury in elite female wheelchair basketball players.

Yukiyo Shimizu, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Kaori Tachibana, Kenji Tsunoda, Kazushi Hotta, Takashi Fukaya, Eiji Ikeda, Masashi Yamazaki, Yasuyoshi Wadano,

<h4>Objective</h4>To investigate deep tissue injuries (DTIs) in elite female wheelchair basketball players and identify factors associated with their occurrence.<h4>Methods</h4>Study participants were 22 female wheelchair basketball players on the Japanese national team. The sacral and bilateral ischial regions of each participant were examined using ultrasonography to detect DTIs.<h4>Results</h4>DTIs were found in ... Read more >>

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil (Journal of back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation)
[2017, 30(3):427-434]

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The Effect of Air Tourniquet on Interleukin-6 Levels in Total Knee Arthroplasty.

Kenji Tsunoda, Motoki Sonohata, Hajime Kugisaki, Shinsuke Someya, Hidefumi Honke, Mitsunori Komine, Masataka Izumi, Shuya Ide, Masaaki Mawatari,

<h4>Background</h4>Air tourniquet-induced skeletal muscle injury increases the concentrations of some cytokines such as interleukin-6 (IL-6) in plasma. However, the effect of an air tourniquet on the IL-6 concentrations after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is unclear. We therefore investigated the impact of tourniquet-induced ischemia and reperfusion injury in TKA using the ... Read more >>

Open Orthop J (The open orthopaedics journal)
[2017, 11:20-28]

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Correlates of shoulder pain in wheelchair basketball players from the Japanese national team: A cross-sectional study.

Kenji Tsunoda, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Kazushi Hotta, Kaori Tachibana, Yukiyo Shimizu, Takashi Fukaya, Eiji Ikeda, Yasuyoshi Wadano,

<h4>Objective</h4>To reveal correlates of shoulder pain in wheelchair basketball players from the Japanese national team.<h4>Methods</h4>Study participants were 19 males (29.7 ± 5.2 years) and 21 females (29.0 ± 8.2 years) players. We assessed shoulder pain using the wheelchair user's shoulder pain index (WUSPI). As potential correlates of shoulder pain, age, ... Read more >>

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil (Journal of back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation)
[2016, 29(4):795-800]

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Pedometers Affect Changes in Lower-Extremity Physical Function During a Square-Stepping Exercise Program in Older Japanese Adults.

Takashi Jindo, Kenji Tsunoda, Naruki Kitano, Taishi Tsuji, Takumi Abe, Toshiaki Muraki, Kazushi Hotta, Tomohiro Okura,

<h4>Background and purpose</h4>Pedometers are often used as motivational tools to increase physical activity. Hence, providing a pedometer during an exercise intervention may enhance the benefit of exercise on lower-extremity physical function (LEPF) by maintaining or increasing daily physical activity. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect on ... Read more >>

J Geriatr Phys Ther (Journal of geriatric physical therapy (2001))
[2016, 39(2):83-88]

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Impact of physical activity on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in people with nonalcoholic simple fatty liver: A prospective cohort study.

Kenji Tsunoda, Yuko Kai, Naruki Kitano, Ken Uchida, Tsutomu Kuchiki, Toshiya Nagamatsu,

Preventing nonalcoholic simple fatty liver (NASFL) from progressing to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a key to avoiding cirrhosis. Physical activity (PA) may help manage fatty liver; however, there is a lack of prospective studies showing an association between PA and NASH. Our current prospective study investigated whether PA prevents NASFL ... Read more >>

Prev Med (Preventive medicine)
[2016, 88:237-240]

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Relationship between built environment attributes and physical function in Japanese community-dwelling older adults.

Yuki Soma, Kenji Tsunoda, Naruki Kitano, Takashi Jindo, Taishi Tsuji, Mahshid Saghazadeh, Tomohiro Okura,

<h4>Aim</h4>To explore the relationships between the built environment and older adults' physical function.<h4>Methods</h4>The present cross-sectional study carried out in 2010-2012 used data drawn from 509 community-dwelling older adults aged 65-86 years living in Kasama City, a Japanese rural region. We evaluated physical function with the following performance tests: grip strength, ... Read more >>

Geriatr Gerontol Int (Geriatrics & gerontology international)
[2017, 17(3):382-390]

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Static Foot Posture and Mobility Associated With Postural Sway in Elderly Women Using a Three-dimensional Foot Scanner.

Mahshid Saghazadeh, Kenji Tsunoda, Yuki Soma, Tomohiro Okura,

<h4>Background</h4>Maintaining balance is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by a range of sensorimotor factors. Foot posture and mobility may also influence balance and postural sway. Recently, three-dimensional foot scanners have been used to assess foot posture. This tool allows many individuals to be scanned quickly and easily and helps ... Read more >>

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc (Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
[2015, 105(5):412-417]

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Static Foot Posture and Mobility Associated With Postural Sway in Elderly Women Using a Three-dimensional Foot Scanner.

Mahshid Saghazadeh, Kenji Tsunoda, Yuki Soma, Tomohiro Okura,

<h4>Background</h4>Maintaining balance is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by a range of sensorimotor factors. Foot posture and mobility may also influence balance and postural sway. Recently, three-dimensional foot scanners have been used to assess foot posture. This tool allows many individuals to be scanned quickly and easily and helps ... Read more >>

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc (Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
[2015, :]

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Prospective study of physical activity and sleep in middle-aged and older adults.

Kenji Tsunoda, Naruki Kitano, Yuko Kai, Ken Uchida, Tsutomu Kuchiki, Tomohiro Okura, Toshiya Nagamatsu,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Few prospective cohort studies have examined the association between physical activity (PA) and insomnia prevention, and the effective PA intensity remains unclear. This prospective study explores how PA intensity prevents incident short sleep duration and subjective insufficient sleep in middle-aged and older adults.<h4>Methods</h4>A self-reported questionnaire gathered data on sleep and ... Read more >>

Am J Prev Med (American journal of preventive medicine)
[2015, 48(6):662-673]

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[Factors regarding awareness of preventive care exercises: Distance to exercise facilities and their social networks].

Yuki Soma, Kenji Tsunoda, Naruki Kitano, Takashi Jindo, Tomohiro Okura,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The present study examines factors affecting individuals' awareness of certain types of preventive care exercises, particularly the distance from their home to an exercise facility and their social networks.<h4>Methods</h4>Participants were 3206 men (age, 73.0±6.2 years) and 3395 women (age, 73.2±6.4 years) aged ≥65 years who had not been certified as ... Read more >>

Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi ([Nihon koshu eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health)
[2015, 62(11):651-661]

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[Validity and reliability of the "Trail Making Peg" test as a performance measurement for evaluating the cognitive function].

Takumi Abe, Takashi Jindo, Yuki Soma, Kenji Tsunoda, Naruki Kitano, Ji-Yeong Yoon, Tomohiro Okura,

<h4>Aim</h4>To investigate the validity and reliability of a novel performance test, called the "Trail Making Peg" (TMP) test, for evaluating the cognitive function.<h4>Methods</h4>We recruited 632 community-dwelling older adults (mean age: 73.3±5.2 years) as subjects for the assessment of the validity of the test and 319 adults (mean age: 73.1±5.2 years) ... Read more >>

Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi (Nihon Ronen Igakkai zasshi. Japanese journal of geriatrics)
[2015, 52(1):71-78]

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Association between difficulty initiating sleep in older adults and the combination of leisure-time physical activity and consumption of milk and milk products: a cross-sectional study.

Naruki Kitano, Kenji Tsunoda, Taishi Tsuji, Yosuke Osuka, Takashi Jindo, Kiyoji Tanaka, Tomohiro Okura,

<h4>Background</h4>Research has shown that engaging in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and consuming dairy foods can lead to better sleep. Combining these two non-invasive prescriptions may be more effective for helping people fall asleep. This study investigates whether participating in LTPA in conjunction with consuming milk and milk products has a ... Read more >>

BMC Geriatr (BMC geriatrics)
[2014, 14:118]

Cited: 6 times

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Physical activity and risk of fatty liver in people with different levels of alcohol consumption: a prospective cohort study.

Kenji Tsunoda, Yuko Kai, Ken Uchida, Tsutomu Kuchiki, Toshiya Nagamatsu,

<h4>Objective</h4>To investigate whether physical activity affects the future incidence of fatty liver in people with never-moderate and heavy alcohol consumption.<h4>Design</h4>Prospective cohort study.<h4>Setting</h4>Health check-up programme at Meiji Yasuda Shinjuku Medical Center in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, Japan.<h4>Population</h4>A total of 10,146 people aged 18 years or older without fatty liver enrolled through baseline surveys ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2014, 4(8):e005824]

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