University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0987
Survey Title Survey on the Actualities of and Attitudes toward Care Life, 2012
Depositor Meiji Yasuda Research Institute, Inc.
(Former Name:Meiji Yasuda Institute of Life and Wellness, Inc.)
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Summary This survey was conducted in June 2012 by the Lifestyle Welfare Research Institute of Meiji Yasuda Corp. It targeted men and women in their 40s to 70s across the country, who have experience with long-term care of a family member or someone close to the family. It is intended to clarify the actualities of life with a person that needs care, the expenses of care itself, and attitudes towards care.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women between 40 and 79 years of age that have experience (either personally or through a family member) with long-term care (excluding those that have worked in care)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Number of samples: 1,032 people
Among them, male: 516, Female: 516
Date of Collection 2012-05-31 ~ 2012-06-01
2012/05/31 – 06/01
Time Period 2012 ~ 2012
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Non-probability: Quota
We collected a fixed number of respondents from each ten-year sampling interval.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
WEB questionnaire survey (registered monitor subjects of Macromill, Inc.)
Investigator Meiji Yasuda Institute of Life and Wellness, Inc., survey carried out by Macromill, Inc.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0987
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items Face items
Gender, age, prefecture of residence, area of residence, student classification, occupation of respondent, presence of spouse, number of children, number of household family members, housing type, annual household income

(1) Care lifestyle
Person receiving care
Degree of care required by that person
Actual caregivers
People living with the care recipient
Primary caregivers
Things that caused them to need care
Residence of care recipient
Care recipient's current or most recent place of residence

(2) Service use status and fees
・Use status
What respondent used as a public long-term care insurance service
Whether respondent uses public long-term care insurance to the maximum extent
Reasons respondent does not or did not
Options used when respondent exceeded the maximum amount of service
Paid care-related services respondent uses or used on a daily basis (excluding public insurance)
Service respondent would like to use if he or she could afford more care

How respondent pays for monthly care expenses (amount that you personally cover)

Remodeling of the house required for care
Total expenses of remodeling
Sort of remodeling respondent would like to do (adding handrails to corridors, bathrooms, etc.)

(3) Employment status of caregivers
Changes in work before and after beginning to provide care
Workplace care support system respondent made use of
Household income before and after beginning care
Presence/absence of changes after stopping care

(4) Attitudes towards care
Things respondent did to prepare before starting care
Things respondent is glad he or she prepared before starting care
Things respondent should have done before starting care
Things respondent found difficult when providing care
Things respondent wants from a public care insurance system

(5) Anxieties towards care
Anxieties about loved ones needing care
Anxieties about oneself needing care
Money respondent would need at first to ensure he or she receives enough care, if he or she were to need care,
Monthly care expenses to ensure respondent receives enough care, if he or she were to need care,

(6) Expectations from person responsible for care
Individual who would be responsible for care if either respondent or his/her spouse needed it
Things respondent has told his/her family in preparation for a situation in which he or she needs care

(7) Preparation of care
Awareness of a private long-term care insurance service
Thoughts on a private long-term care insurance service
Method for enrollment in a private long-term care insurance service
Points by which respondent choses his/her product plan
Things respondent cares
about most in private long-term care insurance

*For details on survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Family life and marriage
Specific social services: use and availability
Topics in SSJDA Social Security/Welfare
Version 1 : 2016-03-03
Notes for Users Provided data are the same as that of Case 2067 polling men and women between 20–79.