2020-2030 is the decade of healthy ageing. We believe that healthy ageing communities around world would be better constructed with digital inclusion of the older persons in every corner of the word. “Digitally inclusive healthy ageing communities” DIHAC is our dream and the dream of every country and every city on the earth. Therefore, our study is named as DIHAC study.
DIHAC is a cross-cultural study to explain contextual influences of digital inclusion and its consequences on healthy ageing in Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand. Quantitatively digital skill, e-health literacy, participation in health promotion and quality of life will be analyzed in structural equation models. Qualitatively thematic analysis will identify cultural pattern, and contextual factors making sense of what older persons in different countries materialize, say, do, think and feel to reveal deeper belief and core values about digital inclusion and healthy ageing.
We do welcome researchers to
- Collaborate with us and further extend the DIHAC
DIHAC Principal investigator’s message, Juntendo University
- Myo Nyein Aung, MD, MSc, PhDPrincipal investigatorAssociate Professor, Department of Global Health Research, Graduate School of Medicine, Advanced Research Institute for Health Sciences and Faculty of International Liberal Arts, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan.
- Motoyuki Yuasa, MD, PhDInvestigatorProfessor, Faculty of International Liberal Arts,
Associate Professor, Department of Global Health Research, Graduate School of Medicine,
Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
- Paul Cheung, PhDAdviserProfessor Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, and Director of Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI).
- Nam Eun Woo, MPH, PhDInvestigator, and adviser ROKProfessor and Head of Dept. of Health Administration, Software Digital Healthcare Convergence College, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea.
- Saiyud Moolphate, MPH, PhDInvestigator, and adviser ThailandLecturer and Head of Department of Public Health, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Thailand.
- Carol Ma Hok-ka, PhDInvestigator, SingaporeAssociate Professor, Head, Master and PhD of Gerontology Programmes &
Senior Fellow (Service-Learning & Community Engagement),
Centre for Experiential Learning
S R Nathan School of Human Development
Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
- Yuka Koyanagi, MSc, PhDInvestigatorLecturer, Tokyo Ariake University of Medical and Health Science.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Juntendo University, Department of Global Health Research
- Yuiko Nagamine, MD, MSc, PhDInvestigatorAssistant Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University,
- Kumiko Nonaka, PhDInvestigatorResearcher leading the team of Social Participation and Health Promotion at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
- Malcolm Field, PhDInvestigator and adviserProfessor, Kyorin University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Waseda University, Faculty of International Liberal Arts.
- Yoshihisa Shirayama, PhDInvestigatorAssociate Professor, Faculty of International Liberal Arts, and Department of Global Health Research, Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University
- Takashi Yoshioka, Community empowerment adviserChairman, Tokyo Seibu Health Co-operative, Tokyo, Japan
- Hiromichi Matsumoto, Community engagement adviserManaging Director, Tokyo Seibu Health Co-operative, Tokyo, Japan
- Mohd Rohaizat Hassan, MD,PhD, International collaborator, MalaysiaProfessor of Public Health Medicine, Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, The National University of Malaysia, President, Malaysian Association of Epidemiology
- Noriko Kondo, Digital empowerment adviserDirector and Volunteer Coordinator of NPO Broadband School Association, Japan
- Thaworn Lorga, RN,PhDInternational collaboratorDean Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Thailand
Mae Hong Son Campus
- Thin Nyein Nyein Aung, MBBS, MSc,PhDMember, Thailand TeamGlobal Health Researcher, (Ageing, Coordinated Care, Migrant Health, NCD prevention, Rehabilitation)
Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
- Hocheol Lee, PhDMember, ROK teamSenior Researcher, Yonsei Global Health Center, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
- Yuki Goto, MD, PhD candidate Collaborator, TMDU, JapanAssistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Dental and Medical University, Japan
- Kufre Joseph Okop MPH, PhD, International collaboratorSenior Researcher, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Phatchanun Vivarakanon, PhDCollaboratorNursing instructor, Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Nakhon Lampang (BCNLP),
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Gerontology, Oklahoma City University, USA)
Praboromarajchanok, Institute, Thailand
- Haekweun Nam, PhD CandidateMember, ROK teamDeptment of Preventive Medicine Wonju Medical College, Republic of Korea & Visiting Scholar of Delaware University Biden College, USA
- Elizabeth Teo Wai Choo, Member Singapore teamSingapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
- Vandana Garg, MScResearch fellowAssistant Professor at Manav Rachna International Institute for Research Studies. India
Collaborating researcher, Department of Global Health Research, Juntendo University,
- Nadila Mulati, MSc, PhD candidateGraduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
- Myat Yadana Kyaw, MD, PhD candidateGraduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
- Ei Thinzar Khin, MD, PhDGraduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
- Takka Sun, MSc, PhD candidateGraduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
- Li Li, MSc, PhD candidateGraduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
- Thet Htoo Pan, MD, PhD candidateGraduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
Let’s participate in our DIHAC surveys
Digital skill measurement Questionnaires or Lime survey
Connect to us if you want to do DIHAC survey in your city or your country.
DIHAC study is a collaboration initiated among four Asian countries in 2021. It is expected to extend to many other countries around the world.
Seven universities and one institute