Takako Tanaka, Ph.D.

Head shot of Takako 

Education

PhD, 2014
Department of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Science, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

PT, 1992
Department of Physical Therapy, The School of Allied Medical Sciences, Nagasaki University

 

Special Training:

Function and Mobility Research, 2016-2017
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Exercise Training in Pulmonary Rehabilitation: a Practical Approach, 2016
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Short Course in Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2001
School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology

 

Funding

  • 2016-2018; Japan society for the promotion of sciences KIBAN(C)
  • 2015-2016; Sugiura Memorial Foundation
  • 2013-2015; Japan society for the promotion of sciences KIBAN(C)
  • 2015; The Chair of Department of Health Sciences, Nagasaki University
  • 2012-2014; Japan society for the promotion of sciences KIBAN(C)
  • 2012-2014; Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency
  • 2012; The Chair of Department of Health Sciences, Nagasaki University
  • 2011; The Chair of Department of Health Sciences, Nagasaki University

Awards

  • Research Excellence Award, 2014
    The Japan Society for Respiratory Care and rehabilitation Congress
  • Research Excellence Award, 2012
    The Japan Society for Respiratory Care and rehabilitation Congress
  • Research Excellence Award, 2007
    The Japan Society for Respiratory Care and rehabilitation Congress

Presentations

  • Tanaka T, Senjyu H, Kitagawa C, Asai M, Kozu R: Effect of position on tidal volume changes from manual breathing assist Techniques. 25th European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Amstredam, Nederland. September 28th, 2015
  • Tanaka T, Miyamoto N, Yanagita Y, Yano Y, Senjyu H: Influence of air pollution in the 1960s on causes of death after 20 years. 24th European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Munich, Germany. September 10th, 2014
  • Itaki M, Nishinakagawa T, Asai M, Suyama K, Tanaka K, Tanaka T, Kozu R, Senjyu H: Reference values for the incremental shuttle walking test in Japanese Adults. 24th European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Munich, Germany. September 10th,2014
  • Nishinakagawa T, Itaki M, Asai M, Tanaka K, Tanaka T, Kozu R, Senjyu H,: Incremental shuttle walking test in young to elderly healthy subjects. 24th European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Munich, Germany. September 10th,2014
  • Tanaka K, Tanaka T, Tawara Y, Asai M, Nishinakagawa T, Itaki M, Kozu R, Senjyu H: Efficacy of early COPD diagnosis and intervention system. 24th European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Munich, Germany. September 10th,2014
  • Tanaka T, Miyamoto N, Kozu R, Honda S, Senjyu H: Physical activity in officially-acknowledged victims with pollution-related illness: Long-term effects of air pollution in the 1960s. 23th European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Barcelona, Spain. September 9th, 2013
  • Tanaka TAsai M,Senjyu H. A longitudinal study about lung function and symptoms in patients with pollution-related illness. 22th European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Vienna, September 2nd, 2012
  • Yanagita Y,Oue K,Tanaka TSenjyu H. A detached island residents smoking habits and their prevalence of COPD. 22th European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Vienna, September 2nd, 2012
  • Nishinakagawa T,Senjyu H,Asai M,Tanaka T. Effects of differences in exposure conditions on pulmonary functions. 22th European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Vienna, September 2nd, 2012

Publications

  • Tanaka T, Tanaka K, Suyama K, Honda S, Senjy H, Kozu R: A comparison of objective physical activity, muscle strength, and depression among community-dwelling older women living in sloped versus non-sloped environments. J Nutr Health Aging http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12603-015-0602-0, 2016
  • Tawara Y, Senjyu H, Tanaka K, Tanaka T, Asai M, Kozu R, Tabusadani M, Honda S, Sawai T: Value of systematic intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a regional Japanese city based on case detection rate and medical cost. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 10: 1531-1542, 2015
  • Yano Y, Senjyu H, Tanaka T, Asai M, Yanagita Y, Nishinakagawa T, Miyamoto N, Kotaki K, Kozu R, Honda S: Factors associated with the annual change in forced expiratory volume in 1 second of officially acknowledged victims of pollution-related illness in improved environments: a longitudinal study. J Phys Ther Sci 27 (5): 1411-1416, 2015
  • Asai M, Tanaka T, Kozu R, Kitagawa C, Tabusadani M, Senjyu H: Effect of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) intervention on COPD awareness in a regional city in Japan. Intern Med 54 (2): 163-169, 2015
  • Tanaka T, Arizono S, Hanada M, Senjyu H: High-intensity lower limb endurance training in chronic respiratory disease. Health Science Reserch 27: 1-11, 2015
  • Nishinakagawa T, Senjyu H, Tanaka T, Asai M, Kotaki K, Yano Y, Miyamoto N, Yanagita Y, Kozu R, Tabusadani M, Honda S: Smoking aggravates the impaired pulmonary function of officially acknowledged female victims of air pollution of 40 years ago. Tohoku J Exp Med 234(2):151-60, 2014
  • Tanaka T, Miyamoto N, Kozu R, Satomi K, Honda S, Senjyu H: Physical Function Traits of Long-term Officially Acknowledged Victims of Pollution-related Illnesses Compared with Elderly Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. J Phys Ther Sci 26(10):1605-8, 2014
  • Kotaki K, Senjyu H, Tanaka T, Yano Y, Miyamoto N, Nishinakagawa T, Yanagita Y, Asai M, Kozu R, Tabusadani M, Sawai T, Honda S: Tobacco use among designated air pollution victims and its association with lung function and respiratory symptoms: a retrospective cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 4(7):e005393, 2014
  • Miyamoto N, Senjyu H, Tanaka T, Asai M, Yanagita Y, Yano Y, Nishinakagawa T, Kotaki K, Kitagawa C, Rikitomi N, Kozu R, Honda S: Pulmonary rehabilitation improves exercise capacity and dyspnea in air pollution-related respiratory disease. Tohoku J Exp Med 232(1):1-8, 2014
  • Tanaka T, Asai M, Yanagita Y, Nishinakagawa T, Miyamoto N, Kotaki K, Yano Y, Kozu R, Honda S, Senjyu H: Longitudinal study of respiratory function and symptoms in a non-smoking group of long-term officially-acknowledged victims of pollution-related illness. BMC Public Health(www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/766), 2013
  • Yanagita Y, Senjyu H, Asai M, Tanaka T, Yano Y, Miyamoto N, Nishinakagawa T, Kotaki K, Kozu K, Tabusadani M, Honda S: Air pollution irreversibly impairs lung function: a twenty-year follow-up of officially acknowledged victims in Japan.Tohoku J Exp Med 230(3): 177-184, 2013
  • Oike T, Senjyu H, Higa N, Kozu R, Tanaka T, Asai M, Tabusadani M, Honda S: Detection of airflow limitation using the 11-Q and pulmonary function tests. Intern Med 52(8):887-893, 2013
  • Senjyu H, Yokoyama S, Sukisaki, T, Tanaka T, Honda S, Ohik T, Assesment of the pattern of breathing using scalene palpation. Physiothrapy, 18: 95-104, 2002.

Ongoing Projects

  • To measure oxygenation and hemodynamics of respiratory muscle during manual chest compression
  • Development of the endurance capacity test in elderly people and chronic lung disease patients
  • Construction of pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD in a regional Nagasaki city

Future Plans

Takako’s goal is to help people who live with chronic diseases maintain their fitness and quality of life through her research findings. She hopes to educate and nurture physiotherapists to enhance their practice in the field.