Wei-Chen Tung, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Professor Emerita
Tung, Wei-Chen

Summary

Current Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

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.

Education

  • 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