Yea-Jyh Chen, Ph.D., RN

I am a Nursing Researcher and faculty, interested in identifying effective personalized self-care for chronic illness and oncology patients. Research projects I have been involved with include the detection of risk factors to rehospitalizations, and survival and prognostic outcome measures among patient populations with chronic lung disease in hospitals and communities, particularly those people with health disparities. My ultimate goal is to work toward building evidence-based nursing practice by better understanding strategies that improve patient-centered self-care from the healthcare facility to the individual’s home. 

  • NURS 60403 - Methods of Inquiry in Nursing
  • NURS 70630 - Research and Methods for Evidence Based Practice
  • NURS 70725 - Quantitative Research Methods in Nursing Research I
  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2005
  • MSN, Case Western Reserve University, 2001
  • BSN, Chung Shan Medical-Dental College, Taiwan, 1995
  • ADN, Foo-Yin Junior College of Nursing and Medical Technology, Taiwan, 1989
  • Chen, Y.J., Narsavage, G.L., Frick, K.D., & Petitte, T.M. (2016). Home-telemonitoring lung cancer intervention in Appalachia: A pilot study. International Journal of Chronic Diseases & Therapy, 2(2), 21-30.
  • Narsavage, G.L., Fanning, M., Chen, Y.J. & Members of CORE-ICU Team. (2015). A research approach to practice change: Competency-based orientation for intensive care nurses (CORE-ICU). European Respiratory Journal, 46(Suppl. 59): PA335. doi: 10.1183/13993
  • Chang, L.J., Chen, Y.J., Hsieh, T.C., & Huang, Y.C. (2014). 肺癌新診斷病人非計劃性入院及預測相關因素之探討 [Predictors of unplanned hospitalizations among patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)]. Tzu Chi Nursing Journal, 13(5), 76-87
  • Petitte, T.M., Narsavage, G.L., Chen, Y.J., Coole, C., Forth, T., & Frick, K. (2014). Feasibility study: Home-telemonitoring for patients with lung cancer in a mountainous rural area. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41(2), 153-161. doi: 10.1188/14.ONF.153-161
  • Chen Y.J., Narsavage, G.L., Frick, K.D., Petitte, T.M., Coole, C., & Cheruvu, V.K. (2014). Impact of home telemonitoring on healthcare utilization and cost outcomes in lung cancer. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 189:A5364. doi
  • Luo, J. Chen, Y.J., Narsavage, G. L., & Ducatman, A. (2012). Predictors of survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39 (6), 609-616. doi:10.1188/ 12.ONF.609-616
  • Li, Y., Chen, Y.J., Chang, L.J., Hendryx, M., & Luo, J. (2012). Clinical biomarkers and prognosis in Taiwanese patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Journal of Cancer Therapy, 3, 412-423. doi:10.4236/jct.2012.324054
  • Luo, J. Chen, Y.J., & Chang, L.J. (2011). Fasting blood glucose level and prognosis in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Lung Cancer, 76, 242-247. doi:10.1016/j.lungcan.201 1.10.019
  • Chen, Y.J., Narsavage, G.L., Culp, S., & Weaver, T.E. (2010). The development and psychometric analysis of the short-form pulmonary functional status scale (PFSS-11). Research in Nursing and Health, 33, 477-485. doi: 10.1002/nur.20403
  • Chen, Y. J., & Narsavage, G. L. (2006). Factors Related to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Readmission in Taiwan. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 28, 105-124.
  • 2014-2015, Faculty Excellence Award, Kent State University
  • Nominated for Daisy Faculty Award, Kent State University College of Nursing
  • Academic Research Enhancement Award, NIH/NCI & ARRA
  • 2005, MNRS/Sage Best Graduate Student Paper Award, WJNR, SAGE Publications
  • 2005, Nursing Research Award, Center for Research and Scholarship, CASE
  • 2004, Alumni Research Award, FPB SON Alumni Association at CASE
  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCKF) for International Scholarly Exchange in USA
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