Wei-Chen Tung, PhD, RN

Associate Professor
Wei-Chen Tung

Contact Information

Degrees

  • BSN, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • MSN, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • PhD, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt 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 (* Data-Based)

  • * Tung, W.C., Lu, M. & Granner, M. (2017). Perceived benefits and barriers of cervical cancer screening among Chinese American women. Oncology Nursing Forum, 44(2).
  • * Tung, W.C.,  Granner, M., Lu, M, & Qiu, X. Granner, M. (2017).  Predictors of cervical cancer screening for Chinese American women. European Journal of Cancer Care, doi: 10.111/ecc.12552. [Epub ahead of print]
  • * Tung, W.C., Lu, M., Smith-Gagen, J. & Yao, Y. (2016). Latina women and cervical cancer screening: Decisional balance, and self-efficacy. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 20(3), E71-76.
  • * Tung, W.C., Smith-Gagen, J., Lu, M., & Warfield, M. (2016). Application of the transtheoretical model to cervical cancer screening in Latina women. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 18(5):1168-74.
  • * Tung, W.C., Cook, D.M., Lu, M., & Ding, K. (2015). A comparison of HIV knowledge, attitudes, and sources of STI Information between female and male college students in Taiwan. Health Care for Women International. 36(8), 870-882.
  • * Tung, W.C., Serratt, T.D., & Lu, M. (2015). Evidence-based HIV pilot program for Chinese college students: Differences by gender. Nursing & Health Sciences, 17(2), 263-268.
  • * Mnatsakanyan, E., Tung, W.C., Caine, B., & Smith-Gagen, J. (2014). Cancer of unknown primary: Time Trends in incidence, United States. Cancer Causes Control, 25(6), 747-757.
  • * Tung, W.C., Cook, D.M., Lu, M., & Yang, W. (2013). HIV knowledge and behavior among Chinese college students in China and the United States. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(9), 1170-1182.
  • * Tung, W.C., Hu, J., Efird, J., Su, W., & Yu, L. (2013). HIV knowledge and condom intention among sexually abstinent Chinese students. International Nursing Review, 60(3), 366-373.
  • * Tung, W.C., Lu, M., & Cook, D.M. (2013). HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitudes among Chinese college students in the U.S. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 15(4), 788-795.
  • * Tung, W.C., Cook, D.M., & Lu, M. (2012). Sexual behavior, decisional balance, and self-efficacy among Chinese college students in the United States. Journal of American College Health, 60(5), 367-373.
  • * Tung, W.C., Hu, J., Efird, J., Yu, L., & Su, W. (2012). HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among college students in China. Health Education Journal, 71(5), 606-616.
  • Sanchez, M., Tung, W.C., Amos, E., & Lu, M. (2011). HPV prevention in high-risk males. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 71), 55-61.
  • * Tung, W.C., Cook, D.M., & Lu, M. (2011). Sexual behavior, stages of condom use, and self-efficacy among college students in Taiwan. AIDS Care, 23(1), 113-120.
  • * Tung, W.C., Lu, M., & Cook, D.M. (2010). Condom use and stages of change among college students in Taiwan. Public Health Nursing. 27(6), 474-481.
  • * 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, D.M. (2010). Cervical Cancer screening among Taiwanese women:  a transtheoretical approach. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37(4), E288-E294.
  • * Tung, W.C., Lu, M., & Cook, D.M. (2010). Papanicolaou screening in Taiwan: Perceived barriers and self-efficacy. Health Care for Women International, 31(5), 421-434.
  • *Tung, W.C., & Hu, J. (2010). Factors influencing family caregivers' satisfaction with home care for mental illness in Taiwan. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 22(7), 479-484.
  • * 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., 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., 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., & 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., & 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.

Peer Reviewed 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.

Selected Diversity Discussion Columns

  • Tung, W.C., & McDonough, J.X. (2015). Overweight and obesity among Hispanic/Latino American Women. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 27(3), 162-165.
  • Tung, W.C., & Li, Zhizhong (2015). Pain beliefs and behaviors among Chinese. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 27(2), 95-97.
  • Tung, W.C., & Barnes, M. (2014). Heart Diseases among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 26(2), 110-113.
  • Tung, W.C. (2013). Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination among Hispanic Americans. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 25(5), 236-238.
  • Tung, W.C. (2013). Stroke among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 25(4), 176-178.
  • Tung, W.C. (2012). Diabetes among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 24(6), 309-311.
  • Tung, W.C. (2012). Stomach cancer among Asian Pacific Americans. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 24(5), 255-257.
  • Tung, W.C. (2012). Osteoporosis among Asian-American women. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 24(4), 205-207.
  • Tung, W.C. (2012). HIV among Hispanic/Latino populations in the United States. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 24(3), 153-155.
  • Tung, W.C. (2012). Chronic hepatitis B among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 24(2), 97-100.
  • Tung, W.C. (2012). Prostate mcancer screening among Asian American and Asian American women. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 24(1), 56-58.
  • Tung, W.C. (2011). Cervical cancer screening among Hispanic and Asian American women. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 23(6), 479-482.
  • Tung, W.C. (2011). Acculturative stress and help-seeking behaviors among international students. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 23(4), 303-305.
  • Tung, W.C. (2011). Cultural barriers to mental health services among Asian Americans. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 23(5), 383-385.
  • Tung, W.C. (2011). Increasing access to health care among immigrant populations: A transtheoretical approach. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 23(2), 152-154.
  • Tung, W.C. (2011). Hospice care in Chinese culture: A challenge to home care professionals. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 23(1), 67-68.
  • Tung, W.C. (2010). Asian American's Confuciansim-based health-seeking behavior and decision-making process. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 22(7), 536-538.
  • Tung, W.C. (2010). Buddhist-based care: Implications for health care professionals. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 22(6), 450-452.
  • Tung, W.C. (2010). Doing the month and Asian cultures: Implications for health care. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 22(5), 369-371.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Abstracts & Conference Proceedings

  • Tung, W.C., Lu, M., Granner, M. & Pabayo, R. (2016). Perceived benefits and barriers for cervical cancer screening among Chinese American women. American Public Health Association 144th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Tung, W.C. (2015). Nurses' involvement in healthcare policy in Taiwan. American Public Health Association 143rd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Tung, W.C., Serratt, T.D., & Lu, M. (2014). HIV pilot program for Chinese college students: Differences by gender. 25th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, Hong Kong.
  • Tung, W.C., Cook, D.M., Lu, M. & Ding, K. (2013). Gender comparisons of HIV knowledge, attitudes, and sources of information among college students in Taiwan. Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Tung, W.C. (2013). Doing the month and Asian cultures: Implications for health care. American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Tung, W.C., Cook, D.M., Lu, M., & Yang, W. (2013). HIV knowledge and behavior among Chinese college students: A survey in China and USA. American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Bay, D., Cook, D.M., Seward, E., Tung, W.C., & Yang, W. (2012). Access barriers to childhood immunizations: A statewide population-based study. American Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Tung, W.C., Cook, D.M., & Lu, M. (2012). STI prevention for young adults: Sex education and HIV knowledge among Chinese college students in the U.S. American Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Tung, W.C., Lu, M., & Cook, D.M. (2012). HIV knowledge and sources of HIV/STI information among Chinese college students in the U.S. American Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Tung, W.C., Hu, J., Elfird, J., Yu, L., & Su, W. (2012). HIV/AIDS knowledge and application of the transtheoretical model to condom use intention among sexually inexperienced college students in China. State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Tung, W.C. (2011). Sexual behaviors, decisional balance, and self-efficacy among Chinese college students in the U.S. Association of Nurse in AIDS Care 24th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • Tung, W.C., Lu, M., & Cook, D.M. (2010). Condom use stages of change among college students in Taiwan. American Public Health Association 138th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Tung, W.C., Cook, D.M., & Lu, M. (2010). Papanicolaou screening: Perceived barriers and self-efficacy in Taiwan. American Public Health Association 138th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Tung, W.C., Lu, M., & Cook, D.M. (2010). Correlates of condom use stages of change among college students in Taiwan. American Public Health Association 138th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Tung, W.C. (2009). Stages of condom use and decisional balance among college students in Taiwan. American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Tung, W.C., Lu, M., & Cook, D.M. (2009). Papanicolaou test behaviors among Taiwanese women: A transtheoretical approach. American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Tung, W.C., & Hu, J. (2008). Knowledge and behaviors related to HIV/AIDS among female college students in Taiwan. American Public Association 13th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Tung, W.C., Ding, K., & Farmer, S. (2008). Evaluating stages of change and condom use among college students in Taiwan. Western Institute of Nursing conference, Garden Grove, CA.
  • Tung, W.C. (2007). Differences in perceptions of benefits and barriers by stage of Pap smear screening in Vietnamese Immigrants. American Public Health Association 136th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Tung, W.C. (2007). Applying the transtheoretical model to Pap screening in Vietnamese women. Western Institute of Nursing conference, Portland, OR.