TITLE

Matrix analysis and risk management to avert depression and suicide among workers

AUTHOR(S)
Takeuchi, Takeaki
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
BioPsychoSocial Medicine;2010, Vol. 4, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Suicide is among the most tragic outcomes of all mental disorders, and the prevalence of suicide has risen dramatically during the last decade, particularly among workers. This paper reviews and proposes strategies to avert suicide and depression with regard to the mind body medicine equation hypothesis, metrics analysis of mental health problems from a public health and clinical medicine view. In occupational fields, the mind body medicine hypothesis has to deal with working environment, working condition, and workers' health. These three factors chosen in this paper were based on the concept of risk control, called San-kanri, which has traditionally been used in Japanese companies, and the causation concepts of host, agent, and environment. Working environment and working condition were given special focus with regard to tackling suicide problems. Matrix analysis was conducted by dividing the problem of working conditions into nine cells: three prevention levels (primary, secondary, and tertiary) were proposed for each of the three factors of the mind body medicine hypothesis (working environment, working condition, and workers' health). After using these main strategies (mind body medicine analysis and matrix analysis) to tackle suicide problems, the paper talks about the versatility of case-method teaching, "Hiyari-Hat activity," routine inspections by professionals, risk assessment analysis, and mandatory health check-up focusing on sleep and depression. In the risk assessment analysis, an exact assessment model was suggested using a formula based on multiplication of the following three factors: (1) severity, (2) frequency, and (3) possibility. Mental health problems, including suicide, are rather tricky to deal with because they involve evaluation of individual cases. The mind body medicine hypothesis and matrix analysis would be appropriate tactics for suicide prevention because they would help the evaluation of this issue as a tangible problem.
ACCESSION #
55605052

 

Related Articles

  • AN EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF MATING STRATEGIES IN ROMANIA (II) - HOW DO SINGLE VERSUS ATTACHED INDIVIDUALS SEARCH NEW PARTNERS? Rusu, Alina S.; Maxim, Alexandra // Journal of Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapies;Sep2009, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p169 

    The attention of evolutionary psychologists studying the mate-choice processes in humans has recently started to be oriented not only towards single individuals, but also towards individuals that are already involved in stable relationships. The aim of our study was to include the variable...

  • Public Conceptions of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Abuse, Their Causes and Treatments: Findings from the 1996 General Social Survey. Kuppin, Sara; Carpiano, Richard M. // American Journal of Public Health;Sep2008 Supplement, Vol. 98, pS120 

    Objectives. We examined the degree to which lay beliefs about the causes of disorders may predict beliefs about what constitutes appropriate treatment. Methods. We analyzed randomized vignette data from the MacArthur Mental Health Module of the 1996 General Social Survey (n = 1010). Results....

  • How to Teach Holistic Care – Meeting the Challenge of Complexity in Clinical Practice. Sturmberg, Joachim // Education for Health: Change in Learning & Practice;Jul2005, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p236 

    Context: Removal of underlying pathologies through the application of science and technology alone will not restore a patient's health; that will require connecting with the person behind the disease. Being ill changes physical and social functioning, emotional well-being, and last but not...

  • The hypothesis of a continuum in suicidality: a discussion on its validity and practical implications. Sveticic, Jerneja; De Leo, Diego // Mental Illness (2036-7457);2012, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p73 

    The idea of a progression in suicide phenomena, from death wishes to suicide attempts and completed suicides, is quite old and widely present in literature. This model of interpreting suicidality has great relevance in preventative approaches, since it gives the opportunity of intercepting...

  • INTEGRATIVE MENTAL HEALTH CARE: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE, PART 2. Lake, James // Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p36 

    Integrative approaches will lead to more accurate and different understandings of mental illness. Beneficial responses to complementary and alternative therapies provide important clues about the phenomenal nature of the human body in space-time and disparate biological, informational, and...

  • Influence of Familiar Features on Diagnosis: Instantiated Features in an Applied Setting. Dore, Kelly L.; Brooks, Lee R.; Norman, Geoffrey R.; Weaver, Bruce // Journal of Experimental Psychology. Applied;Mar2012, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p109 

    Medical diagnosis can be viewed as a categorization task. There are two mechanisms whereby humans make categorical judgments: "analytical reasoning," based on explicit consideration of features and "nonanalytical reasoning," an unconscious holistic process of matching against prior exemplars....

  • A Survey of the Work Effort of Full-time Surgeons of the Southeastern Surgical Congress. Gadacz, Thomas R.; Bason, James J. // American Surgeon;Aug2005, Vol. 71 Issue 8, p674 

    This is a survey research project to determine the work hours of practicing surgeons and compare those hours with hours that have been mandated for graduate medical education programs by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The survey conducted of the membership of...

  • Education.  // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Apr2004 Supplement, Vol. 89, pA27 

    This article presents abstracts related to medical education presented at the 8th Spring meeting of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of York in York, England during March 29 to April 1, 2004. In 2000 St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, England began...

  • Clinical education: a critical analysis using soft systems methodology. Rushton, Alison; Lindsay, Geoff // International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation;Jun2003, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p271 

    Presents information on a study which explored the complex area of clinical education through a multilevel analysis. Insight on the context of clinical education; Methodology of the study; Results and discussion.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics