Skip Site Navigation
Skip To Page Content

Wei-Chen Tung, Ph.D., R.N.
Associate Professor

Wei-Chen Tung

Contact Information

  • Email: wctung@unr.edu
  • Phone: (775) 682-7138
  • Office: Pennington Health Sciences Building 305
  • Mail Stop: 0134

Degrees

  • BSN, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • MSN, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ph.D., College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salk Lake City, Utah

Current Research Interests

Transtheoretical Model, Health Behavior, Asian Populations, HIV prevention, Women's Health, Physical Activity

Courses (Teach)

Nursing Research, Community and Mental Health Populations

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Tung, W.C., Gillett, P.A., & Pattillo, R.E. (2005). Applying the transtheoretical model to physical activity in family caregivers in Taiwan. Public Health Nursing, 22(4), 299-310.
  • Tung, W.C., & Gillett, P.A. (2005). Stages of change for physical activity among family caregivers. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 49(5), 513-521.
  • Tung, W.C., & Beck, S. (2007). Family caregivers' satisfaction with home care for mental Illness in Taiwan. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 16(1), 62-69.
  • Tung, W.C., Nguyen, D.H., & Tran, T. (2008). Applying the transtheoretical model to cervical cancer screening in Vietnamese-American women. International Nursing Review, 55(1), 73-80.
  • Tung, W.C., Hu, J., Davis, C., Tung, W.K., & Lin, Y.M. (2008). Knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to HIV and AIDS among female college students in Taiwan. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 17(3/4), 361-375.
  • Tung, W.C., Ding, K. & Farmer, S. (2008). Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to HIV and AIDS among college students in Taiwan. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 19(5), 397-408.
  • Tung, W.C., & Hsu, C. H. (2009). Assessing transcultural validity of the transtheoretical model with Chinese Americans and physical activity. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 20(3), 286-295.
  • Tung, W.C., Farmer, S., Ding, K., Tung, W.K., & Hsu, C.H. (2009). Stages of condom use and decisional balance among college students. International Nursing Review, 56(3), 346-353.
  • Tung, W.C. (2010). Benefits and barriers of Pap smear screening: Differences in perceptions of Vietnamese-American women by stage. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 27(1), 12-22.
  • Tung, W.C., Lu, M., & Cook, M.D. (2010). Papanicolaou screening in Taiwan: Perceived barriers and self-efficacy. Health Care for Women International, 31(5), 421-434.
  • Tung, W.C., Lu, M., & Cook, M.D. (2010). Cervical cancer screening among Taiwanese women: A transtheoretical approach. Oncology Nursing Forum.
  • Nelson, S.M., Tung, W.C., Amos, E., & Lu, M. (in press). Meningococcal disease and prevention through current immunization strategies. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Tung, W.C., & Hu, J. (in press). Factors influencing family caregivers' satisfaction with home care for mental illness in Taiwan. Home Health Care Management & Practice.
  • Tung, W.C., Lu, M., & Cook, M.D. (accepted). Condom use and stages of change among college students in Taiwan. Public Health Nursing.
  • Tung, W.C., Cook, M.D., & Lu, M. (accepted). Sexual behavior, stages of condom use, and self-efficacy in college students in Taiwan. AIDS Care.

Book Chapter

Tung, W.C., Hu, J. Davis, C. Tung, W.K., & Lin, Y.M. (2009). Knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to HIV and AIDS among female college students in Taiwan. In S.A. MacMaster, B.E. Bride & C. Davis (Ed.), International perspectives on women and HIV (pp. 124-137). Florence, KT: Routledge.

Recent Conference Publications

  • Tung, W.C. Stages of condom use and decisional balance among college student in Taiwan. Presentation at American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 11, 2009.
  • Tung, W.C., Lu, M., & Cook, D. Papanicolaou test behaviors among Taiwanese women: A transtheoretical approach. Presentation at American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 11, 2009.
  • Tung, W.C., Hu, J. Knowledge and behaviors related to HIV/AIDS among female college students in Taiwan. Presentation at American Public Health Association 136th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 28, 2008.
  • Tung, W.C., Ding, K., & Farmer, S. HIV/AIDS related knowledge and behaviors among college students in Taiwan. Presentation at Western Institute of Nursing Conference, Garden Grove, CA, April 19, 2008.
  • Tung, W.C., Farmer, S. & Ding, K. Evaluating stages of change and condom use among college students in Taiwan. Presentation at Western Institute of Nursing Conference, Garden Grove, CA, April 19, 2008.
  • Tung, W.C. Applying the transtheoretical model to Pap screening in Vietnamese women. Presentation at 2007 Western Institute of Nursing Conference, Portland, Oregon, April 13, 2007.
  • Tung, W.C., Hsu, C.H., & Lin, Y.S. An examination of transtheoretical model and physical activity behavior in Chinese Americans. Presentation at 17th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 20, 2006.

University Block N Logo

University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  NV  89557-

(775) 784-1110
Website Help
Contact Us

Copyright
Privacy
Accessibility Tools

Emergency Information
Emergency Alerts
Doing business with us